With a drug history as long as illustrious as Keith Richards, you’d be surprised if he knew every song in the band’s 50-year catalog. But alas, he doesn’t.
Richards confirmed what many already figured. In an interview with Absolute Radio, the iconic Rolling Stones guitar player admitted that sometimes during the first few bars of a song he forgets how to play the entire track, but since he’s become accustomed to playing the songs, he remembers it from muscle memory.
‘When you kick off a song you say, ‘I can’t remember how the middle bit goes’, but the fingers remember even if you don’t,” he told the station.
He added: “I don’t practice as much as I should, probably. But now that we’re putting the act together again I’m getting the chops back together.”