They’ve been stuck between a rock and a hard place for 48 years with neither ever learning to let it bleed. Now Mick and Keith’s antagonistic antics have led to the Rolling Stones being ascribed the title of rock and roll’s number one battling band by Rolling Stone magazine. The pair beat other famous warring factions such as Ray and Dave Davis and Steve Tyler and Joe Perry to the number one spot, despite being the only duo on the top five list to have never split.
05. Ray and Dave Davis (The Kinks)
04. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend (The Who)
03. Steve Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
02. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
01. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
In his autobiography, Life Keith describes Mick as “unbearable” and refers to him as “Brenda” and “Your Majesty,” . The same can be said of Yoko Ono, as Richards characterizes her former husband John Lennon as “a silly sod, in many ways.” It appears that the stuff of Life stands on the scurrilous side of the continuum of rock-star confessionals.
The bond between two of The Rolling Stones’ founder members was now so strained, Richards said he has not set foot in Jagger’s dressing room in 20 years. He added he misses the friend with whom he forged one of music’s most successful writing partnerships.