Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are the heart and soul of the Rolling Stones. We’ve crunched the numbers on these record-breaking rockestars, which you can read all about right here.

And here, ahead of their Abu Dhabi gig, they let rip on rock ‘n’ roll, life, and being old…

Rolling Stones come to Abu DhabiMICK
“I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.”

“It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.”

“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.”

“Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.”

“I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age.”

“I came into music just because I wanted the bread. It’s true. I looked around and this seemed like the only way I was going to get the kind of bread I wanted.”

“As long as my face is on page one, I don’t care what they say about me on page 17.”

“People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to because otherwise their youth goes with you. It’s very selfish, but it’s understandable.”

“The elusive nature of love – it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it’s just fluttering and it’s gone.”

“My secrets must be poetic to be believable.”

“I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.”



Rolling Stones come to Abu DhabiKEITH
“Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll. Anybody can rock, but the roll – that’s another thing.”

“If you don’t know the blues, there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock ‘n’ roll or any other form of popular music.”

Some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral.

“If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use both feet.”

It’s great to be here. It’s great to be anywhere.

“You’ve got the sun, you’ve got the moon, and you’ve got the Rolling Stones.” 

“Give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string, I wouldn’t get bored anywhere.”

“You get on-stage and make other people feel happy.”

“Rock ‘n’ roll: music for the neck downwards.”

“This is the rock ‘n’ roll life, and you had to invent it as you went along. There was no textbook to say how you operate this machinery.”

“I’ve never had my hair cut by anybody, I do it all myself.”

“To make rock ‘n’ roll, technology is the least important thing.”

February 21
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