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'The drugs are so bland these days'

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Keith Richards hasn't had a drink since Christmas. The legendarily hardliving rock and roll icon sounds almost reluctant to admit to sobriety. "I'm not saying I'm definitely off all of this stuff," he protests. "In six months' time, I might be on it again. But at the moment, for a couple of months, I haven't touched it." When I ask how he is finding abstinence, he chuckles ruefully. "It's novel."

The 74-year-old Rolling Stone still smokes incessantly and speaks as if his vocal cords are co...