On Minimation, we comb through the CBS Radio interview archives and animate interviews with legendary artists. In this interview from 1977, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones recalls joining the band a few years earlier.
It’s been about 40 years since Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones, and he’s still “the new guy.” But in this interview, he explains that, after Mick Taylor quit the band, Mick Jagger had asked Wood to join the band. At that point, of course, the guitarist was still in the soon-to-be-defunct Faces.
Wood told Jagger, “If you really get desperate, and you need me, find me wherever I am in the world and tell me you want me to do it. And I’ll do it.” And he did, joining in ’75. He’s been with them ever since.
Wood also claims in this interview that the Stones were interested in him years earlier, when original guitarist Brian Jones was given his pink slip. When Jagger asked Wood’s then-current Faces bandmate Ronnie Lane about Wood’s availability, Lane shut it down.
Wood and the Stones will hit the road in late May.