Keith Richards has revealed he usually starts his day with ''an early morning joint'' despite claiming he had give up all illegal substances back in 2010.
Keith Richards starts his day with ''an early morning joint''.
The Rolling Stones rocker has confessed he still regularly smokes cannabis and is pleased more US states are legalising the drug, even though he is unconvinced of its benefits.
He revealed: ''I smoke regularly, an early morning joint. Strictly Californian.
''One of the most pleasant things to watch is a map of America [showing States where cannabis is legal ], where it goes, green ... green ... green.
''Whether it's a good thing in the long run, I don't know.''
The 71-year-old guitarist gave up heroin in 1978, cocaine in 2006 and eventually claimed he had ''given up everything'' in 2010, with his most recent comments suggesting he has since been lured back to smoking cannabis.
However, the musician - who is married to model and actress Patti Hansen, 59 - doesn't dabble in any stronger substances.
Asked if he still drinks alcohol, he told MOJO magazine, ''I like to keep my hand in,'' but insisted, ''Other than that, I'm pretty straight.''
Writing in his 2010 autobiography 'Life', Keith said he believes the secret to his good health is that he was careful not to overdo things when it came to his drug taking.
He wrote: ''I'd never put more in to get a little higher. That's where most f**k up.
''It's the greed involved that never really affected me. People think once they've got this high, if they take some more they're going to get a little higher.
''There's no such thing. Especially with cocaine. Maybe that's a measure of control and I'm rare in that respect.''
We help you decide who to give your money to.
Nature-inspired songs we just can't get enough of.
Artists are coming up with different ways to entertain and help out this year.
Put these British films about music at the top of your watch list.
The Mifo O5 PROs are some of the most durable wireless earbuds on the market and we can't recommend them enough.
These songs were written for times like these.
In 1995 The Rolling Stones released an album called Stripped. It featured a number of...
When Rick Hall opened up his record studio FAME Studios in the small town of...
Muscle Shoals was just a town in Alabama with an extraordinary habit of producing some...
The Crossroads Guitar Festival hit Madison Square Garden in April this year with tickets selling...
The Rolling Stones may not have released an album for eight years, but they are...
Watching the Rolling Stones' home movies while they reminisce on the soundtrack is thoroughly entertaining,...
Captain Jack Sparrow is back for another high seas romp and, despite the long running...
The trailer for the fourth instalment from The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise has arrived!...