Rolling Stones’ Ron Wood Reveals What Mick Jagger Needs to Hear to Be Happy

by Anna Dunn
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 14: Inductee Ron Wood of Faces performs on stage during the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones just had an interesting interview with Rolling Stone where he revealed interesting new information about the band, including what Mick Jagger needs to hear to be happy.

Ron Wood is a guitarist for The Rolling Stones as well as a painter and has clearly known Mick Jagger for quite some time. He joined the band in the mid-70s.

It turns out that Mick Jagger really just needs what all of us need: some good old-fashioned support. When asked what it’s like working with frontmen like Mick Jagger and Rod Stweart, Wood noted that frontmen need assurance that things are going well.

“They love genuine support. They like to hear, “Hey, man, you did a good job.” Because they’re selling it. … Jagger is doing his Jagger, and Rod is doing the Rod, but underneath, they want to know that they’re on the right track because they value what they do really importantly,” he said to Rolling Stone.

And while giving some good, honest feedback to someone like Mick Jagger may seem intimidating at first. It’s clearly what they want.

“The first thing to them is how to please the audience and to give the best — the best show, the best album, the best presentation of music,” Wood explained.

The Rolling Stones are currently on tour and dazzling live music-deprived fans. Their next stops are in St. Louis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Nashville with plenty of other stops to come. But, unfortunately, right as things were getting started on the tour, the band suffered a major loss.

The Rolling Stones Just Lost Their Drummer, Charlie Watts

Unfortunately, the tour will go on without Charlie Watts. The famous drummer for the band passed away on August 24th at 80 years old. Following his death, heartfelt tributes poured in from all over the world. Watt’s drumming was innovative as well as essential to the success of The Stones.

Tragically, the band was unable to attend the funeral of the drummer due to COVID-19 related restrictions. Watt’s family carried out the small ceremony in his hometown of Devon, England. Before his passing, Charlie announced he would not be joining the band on tour, citing health reasons.

“After all the fans’ suffering caused by COVID I really do not want the many RS fans who have been holding tickets for this Tour to be disappointed by another postponement or cancellation. I have therefore asked my great friend Steve Jordan to stand in for me,” he said in a statement to fans.

Now, the band is continuing the tour, which is incredibly exciting for fans who have been missing the live music scene. The tour was initially scheduled to begin in 2020 but had to be postponed due to the pandemic.