Keith Richards Addresses The Reason Behind The Rolling Stones’ Longevity
During a recent interview with The Sun, the Rolling Stones icon Keith Richards opened up about the band’s longevity. The guitar player stated that their collective creativity kept them together for six decades.
Finding a way to survive in the music industry is a compelling process for all artists, but it is even harder for the bands since they need to stabilize their dynamics despite their problems. They may lose some key members and have some creative differences or ego clashes. However, they somehow need to solve their problems if they want a long-lasting career.
The Rolling Stones, who are ready to celebrate their 60th anniversary in the music world, is a perfect example in this respect. The band’s incredible focus on their music and shared passion have carried them up to this day. They’ve shown a strong urge and resistance to stay together despite all the mishaps and conflicts they’ve had. They are a positive role model and a guiding spirit for the younger music bands.
During a new conversation, Keith Richards talked about the secret of the band’s longevity. The guitarist explained that the most important thing is their desire to stay together. If they didn’t want that, it would be impossible to pursue such a long-term career. He stated that although they’ve had ups and downs very typically, they realized at the end of the day that they are ‘more creative together.’ Thus, this collective creativity has always been the key factor that kept them together for all these years.
Keith Richards speaking on the Rolling Stones’ longevity:
“I think the most important thing is that the people in the band want to stay together. That helps! We had our ups and downs, of course. But in the end, we always noticed that we are more creative together.“
In Madrid, Spain, the Rolling Stones’ 60th-anniversary tour kicked off on June 1. This summer, the band has already hit the road and will have shows across the UK and Europe. The tour will end on July 31 in Stockholm, Sweden.