It was reported that Wood had said the Stones were entering the studio later this month to “just throw some ideas around” adding that getting the band back in shape was like training for the Olympics “so we’re about to go into training.”
However, speaking with Billboard this past weekend while in Cleveland for the Faces’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Wood backtracked. “I heard from Jagger; he’s going, ‘What the hell?! We don’t know anything yet!’ And I said, ‘You know what (the media) are like. I just expressed my personal view; I would love to go into the studio.’ Then they took it all wrong.
“So I have to make a personal apology to the rest of the band. I didn’t mean to say things out of line.”
Oh, the old blame-the-media saw. That’s a classic, isn’t it? Well, who can blame Wood anyway? I mean, if I had a chance to enter the studio with the Rolling Stones, you can bet I’d be stopping strangers in the street to blab their ears off about it. I think his excitement is endearing. Plus it’s nice to know that somebody is advocating in favour of reactivating the Stones.
Given that 2012 marks their 50th (!) anniversary as a band, it’s to be expected that punters are eager for signs of life. All we can say is: go Ron!
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