The guitarist has battled a chronic alcohol addiction since the band's 1970s heyday and his partying with bandmate Keith Richards became the stuff of legend.
Wood kicked his drink demons for good in 2009, and now he has a more wholesome method of unwinding after gigs - watching murder mystery Tv programmes in his hotel room.
His new hobby started with the Csi: Crime Scene Investigation franchise but has now moved on to slicker shows.
Wood tells The Sunday Times Magazine, "Now I'm more into Spiral and The Killing and Wallander. I think the best thing I come up with after the music and the tangibility of a concert is a good blood-and-guts murder mystery."