Sadly do any of you think that with out the drugs Keith Richards would be as an amazing guitarist? How many hard core rock and roll mucians that play REAL rock ie the Stones, Zeplin, The Who, Pink Floyd, JAnes Addiction, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, any rock band of the 60s,70s,80s,and 90s, were sober when their top album came out? Now I am not condoning that you need drugs to be a musician you don't but if you want a band that people will listen to for years to come they help. How do you think they survive the road? My DH had a huge problem when he use to play in bands in his younger years. I have heard his old stuff it was better. He is still good now but its not a raw, it just does not fit the s*x, drugs and rock and roll life style. It even goes back as far as Stan Getz, famous guitarist, did the song Girl from Ipanea, he had a huge heroin addiction. I don't get it myself. Something about how it helps to see thing better. If Keith Richards were to try and get sober it would kill him. He has gone over the edge, infact he found the ledge beyond the edge. He was so amazing that he actually wrote "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" while sleeping.
The man the mystery Kieth Richards, with out him most guitarist would not be who they are today. Love him or hate him the man is amazing.http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724189/biohttp://www.keithrichards.com/