Stones will roll again – after a rest

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The Rolling Stones will not split after their A Bigger Bang tour, which ended in London last weekend, according to a resolute Ronnie Wood.

Claiming he and his compadres will take a well earned rest after the 30-date European tour, Wood - who is the youngest in the band at 60 - said they will definitely hit the road again.

In a bid to secure his position as a hellraiser, Wood said of his recent birthday celebrations: “I may be off the booze but I was still the last one to bed.”

The band, in an earlier incarnation, lived more dangerously however, if Wood’s autobiography is anything to go by. His life with the Stone tells of bitter bust ups between himself and Keith Richards. In one such episode the pair held loaded guns to one another’s heads, while the bassist tells of Richards holding a knife to his throat in another.

He said of his memoirs: “When I finished the first draft, I thought: ‘F**king hell, mate. You’re going to get sued a million times over.”

The Rolling Stones

The veteran band, featuring original members singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, celebrates 50 years since its formation in London by playing its hits including Jumpin' Jack Flash and Brown Sugar.

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