'It’s time for the snip – you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids'
Sympathy for the old devil: the reaction of the Stones frontman to being called a ‘randy old bastard’ by his songwriting partner of half a century is not known Matt Cardy/Getty
The guitarist described his bandmate as “a randy old bastard” in an interview with the Wall Street Journal Magazine, adding: “It’s time for the snip – you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids.”
Jagger became a father for the eighth time in December 2016, at the age of 73.
Richards commented on their working relationship, the tensions of which he documented in 2010 memoir Life, stating they both “live off this fire between us.”
“It’s been up and downhill, but if I’m talking about The Rolling Stones, there ain’t a frontman like Jagger. Don’t matter how many bones you want to pick out of him, he’s amazing to work with,” he said.