Ronnie Wood Interview
Ronnie Wood is a guitarist and bassist who has been with the Rolling Stones since 1975, one of rock and roll’s most legendary bands. Ronnie is also known for his other band, Faces, which he formed with Rod Stewart, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones in the 1960s. Ronnie is celebrating his time with Faces in a limited edition book, which he discussed with Kelly and DL.
Ronnie Wood: Legendary Career
Ronnie walked out in shades, claiming to not even be awake yet– what else would you expect from a true rock and roller? “This is what the morning looks like,” Kelly joked. He put away his electronic cigarette in his pocket. He said it helps him to curb cigarette cravings, plus you can smoke it anywhere.
Kelly asked Ronnie if he ever thought he would be in the music game for this long. Without hesitation, Ronnie replied, “Yeah!” He said that above all, he believed in himself. He had ambition and drive, and he also credits fate for helping achieve such a legendary career.
Ronnie Wood Paintings
In addition to being a musician, Ronnie is also a painter. Kelly showed some photographs of his paintings, which featured the Rolling Stones and actor Jack Nicholson as subject matter.
Ronnie said he loves painting Jack Nicholson because he has such an expressive, mischievous face. He has painted him in many different stages of his career, including during the filming of movies like The Shining. Ronnie has been painting since he was a child, and feels lucky to have been able to create both music and art.
Ronnie Wood: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Ronnie has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; first with the Rolling Stones in 1989, and this past April with Faces. Kelly asked what the differences between the two ceremonies were. Ronnie joked that this time, he’s in his third year of being sober, so he actually remembered it!
Ronnie Wood: FACES 1969-75
FACES 1969-75 is a book that Ronnie helped style and create, with the help of his Faces band mates. It is a big, beautiful book of photographs that Ronnie called a “pictorial memory book.” Putting it together brought back a lot of memories for him.
One of Ronnie’s favorite memories is of playing with Faces in Detroit. He called the city a “second home” to the band when they first came to America, so there are lots of great photographs of time spent there– including one of Rod Stewart in a forest with a feather boa!