Keith Richards told Classic Rock magazine he likes to “noodle” around on the guitar while watching TV in his Connecticut home.
"I've been writing songs while sitting around watching TV.
"Actually, the guitar sits next to my usual chair, and ... I do tend to have moments and little periods of time during the day when suddenly I’ll pick up the guitar and something will come to mind.
"I sit around writing songs, basically, or parts of songs, little bits."
On how he’s doing during the pandemic, Keith said, "It's affecting me pretty much like it's affected everybody else. You know, we're all in this thing and I'm basically hunkering down with the family and a few friends, a bubble kind of thing, just like the rest of you, wondering when we can get out of this thing. And, at the moment, it looks like it's going to be a hard winter.”
The Rolling Stones were supposed to be on the road last year and Richards says he doesn't see them being out this year.
"At the moment, I can't see any plan B coming.
“I think it's all based on 'Let's get this thing over and done with as soon as possible. Let's smarten up and...' It's a rough one, man, because this thing is designed to keep us apart, and everything we [the band] want to do is be together.”
The Stones have also delayed recording their new album due to the pandemic.
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]