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Washington (ANI): English rock star Keith Richards has branded his 'The Rolling Stones' bandmate Sir Mick Jagger a "power freak" and "vain". However, though Richards calls the singer a "maniac", he admits that their band would not have enjoyed a long and successful music career had Jagger's behaviour been different. This is the only reason why he and other band members—namely guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts—leave Jagger to his own devices, Richards adds.
"Mick's a maniac. He can't get up in the morning without knowing immediately who he's going to call. He is a power freak and there's nothing we can do about it. I don't want to do anything about it. Let him bugger about. It doesn't make any difference to what we do," Contactmusic quoted him as telling British magazine Uncut.
"He's a bit vain, let's put it like that. We want a vain bloke up there, don't we? Meanwhile, the band can go to work. Vanity will not carry a band. But a band can carry vanity," he added.
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