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- Posted on Apr 28th 2010 9:30AM by Chris Mugan
In an interview with May's edition of Classic Rock magazine, the former wild man of rock 'n' roll admits he still enjoys the occasional night out, but is also happy with home life.
The legendary Rolling Stones guitarist said, "People always like to make you all very cut and dried and simple -- 'Oh, he's a maniac.' And I can be, when I have the time for it, but I'm also growing up. I pace myself. Even I couldn't be that kind of Keith Richards all the time."
"Keef" admits he is, ahem, under the thumb of wife of 26 years, Patti Hansen, in a domestic setting. He said, "When I'm at home I do as I'm told. 'Yes darling, no darling', like any other guy. But I know there's a streak in me that, given the opportunity, will show you what Keith can do. I've never felt driven to live up to this image they've made of me. That's a mug's game, a sucker shot. But I don't mind using it occasionally."
Earlier this year, Spinner reported claims that Richards had given up the booze. Since then, he has received many reminders of his dissolute heyday, as his band lead up to the re-release of the 'Exile on Main Street' on May 17 in the UK and May 18 in the US. During the recording of the Stones' landmark album, released in 1972, Richards was busted for heroin possession in the south of France.
Richards also releases eagerly-anticipated autobiography 'Life' in October.