Ronnie Wood recently caused a stir when the music press quoted him as saying the Rolling Stones were preparing to hit the recording studio again later this month, but he tells Billboard those comments were not accurately reported and led to an unfortunate conversation with the band's frontman.
"I heard from (Mick) Jagger; he's going, 'What the hell?! We don't know anything yet!' And I said, 'you know what (the media) are like. I just expressed my personal view; I would love to go into the studio.' Then they took it all wrong," he said.
He added, "So I have to make a personal apology to the rest of the band. I didn't mean to say things out of line."
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Those comments, that the Stones would be hitting the studio "to just throw some ideas around," were made Monday after a press conference for his "Faces, Time and Places" art exhibit.
Speaking to us from Cleveland over the weekend, where he was inducted for a second time into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this time for The Faces, a sober Wood said he's looking forward to the "Rolling Stones 50" coffee table book in July and an as-yet-untitled documentary due in the fall.
"We do have a 50th anniversary," the guitarist promised. "Whatever is going to be done, we will know in the next few months."