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Jagger describes love/hate relationship with Richards
10/08/2005 - 16:43:01

Rolling Stones bandmates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards regularly come to blows, but have always stayed in close contact whatever their grievances.

The songwriting duo are very different characters and have often clashed over the last 43 years - but a friendship lasting almost 60 years has kept them close.

Richards says: "Many times we wanted to kill each other, or at least cause some serious damage. But it's always about details, never about fundamentals. An album cover - 'You can't do that!'

"It's quite silly, really. I've known the man since he was four and I was three. Our kids have all grown up around each other - the Jaggers and the Richardses. All of that has made us patriarchs."