He writes in new book...
Jason Gregory
10:00 15th October 2010

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has described bandmate Mick Jagger as “unbearable” in his memoirs.

Richards lays the their relationship on the line in Life, which is due to be released later this month.

In an extract from the book, serialised in The Times newspaper, he reveals that there is a huge distance between the pair.

"I used to love Mick, but I haven't been to his dressing room in 20 years,” Richards writes. “Sometimes I think, 'I miss my friend'. I wonder, 'Where did he go?'."

He also claims that it was at the beginning of the 1980s when Jagger became “unbearable”.

Writing about Jagger’s solo album ‘Goddess In The Doorway’, Richards says: “It's like Mein Kampf - everyone had it, but no-one read it."

In an accompanying interview Richards claimed that Jagger had read his new book and that he wanted to embark on another tour with the Rolling Stones.

Life, which traces the guitarist’s entire history, is due to be released on October 26.

The Rolling Stones - Through The Years
  • At Madison Square Garden. New York City, 04.12.69 (WENN)

  • The Rolling Stones performing live at Twickenham Stadium. London, 23.08.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood @ Wembley Arena, London - 13.09.03 (WENN)

  • Announcing their Bridges to Babylon tour under the Brooklyn Bridge. New York, 18.08.97 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger in the Eighties (PR Photos)

  • The Rolling Stones hold a press conference and mini concert to announce their 2005 World Tour at the Jullliard Music School Plaza. New York City - 10.05.05 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones performs at half-time during the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl XL held at Ford Field. Detroit, Michigan - 05.02.06 (WENN)

  • Keith Richards in the late Seventies (PR Photos)

  • Keith Richards at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas - 01.12.05

  • A groupie, one of the girls who orbit around rock stars, sheds her clothes and inhibitions to join The Rolling Stones. California, 21.11.69 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger @ Madison Square Garden. New York, USA - 14.01.98 (WENN)

  • On a flatbed truck travelling on Fifth Ave. from 12th St. to 9th St. to announce a 58-concert tour. New York - 01.05.75 (WENN)

  • The Rolling Stones hold a press conference and mini concert to announce their 2005 World Tour at the Jullliard Music School Plaza. New York City - 10.05.05 (WENN)

  • Ronnie Wood in the Nineties (PR Photos)

  • Rolling Stones in Concert at Twickenham in London on 2006 Tour (PR Photos)

  • The Rolling Stones in Concert at Twickenham in London on 2006 Tour (PR Photos)

  • The Rolling Stones arrive in the U.S. for a three week tour. From left at Kennedy Airport are: Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Mick Jagger. New York City, 23.10.64 (WENN)

  • In front of 2 Million people on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Carnival. Brazil - 18.02.06 (WENN)

  • Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards performing live at Twickenham Stadium. London, 23.08.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger jumping and singing with the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden. New York, 26.07.72 (WENN)

  • The Rolling Stones during 'A Bigger Bang World Tour' at Madison Square Garden New York, USA - 18.01.06 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards @ Wembley Arena. London 13.09.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and Keith Richards @ Wembley Arena. London 13.09.03 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones with Stevie Wonder at Madison Square Garden. New York City, 26.07.72 (WENN)

  • Mick Jagger in the Eighties (PR Photos)

  • Rolling Stones in Concert at Twickenham in London on 2006 Tour (PR Photos)

  • Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones during a performance. New York, 07.11.75 (WENN)

  • Keith Richards in the Nineties – nice jacket!! (PR Photos)

  • In front of 2 Million people on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Carnival. Brazil - 18.02.06 (WENN)

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