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Keith Richards has called his Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger “unbearable”.

The guitarist is currently promoting his autobiography ‘Life’, and was describing his friendship with Jagger to The Times when he made the admission.

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

The book itself sees the guitarist talk candidly about Jagger, and he reportedly writes: “It was the beginning of the ’80s when Mick started to become unbearable.”

The guitarist also appeared to back up [url=]Ronnie Wood’s recent claim that The Rolling Stones have no plans to retire[/url], by saying: “We’ll be on the road again in the future.”

He added: “I think it’s going to happen. I’ve had a chat with Her Majesty. Brenda.”

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