Creative tension and different personalities

The WSJ on the creative tension between Keith Richards and Mick Jagger :

“They’re two really different guys, and that’s what makes it so powerful. It’s like a rubber band pulled really tight. When you release it, it goes flying—that creative tension is what makes it so enduring. They understand that something special happens when the two of them get together. The cognizance of that magic that only comes from the two of them can be frustrating, but also really powerful.”

I wish Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan of Deep Purple had recognized this years ago. We would have gotten a few other brilliant albums in the 1970s and 1980s.

"No band has lasted as long as the Rolling Stones."


The Wisdom of Keith Richards

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