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TIME's interview with the Rollings Stones' guitarist continues on Time.com. Read these extra questions with Ron Wood.
Why did you decide to write a tell-all book? Christopher Mariano, Turin, Italy
It is only "tell-some" you can only do some things at a time. My eldest son, Jamie, prompted me. He said, 'Come on, Dad. People want to know what makes you tick.' So I said, 'I haven't got no time for this.' But he said, 'Make time.' So over the last three years, I have been jotting things down.
How did you feel about following the legendary Brian Jones and the great Mick Taylor in the guitar spot? Rich Cervantes, Philadelphia, Pa.
I used to work with Mick Taylor when he was very young. He had no confidence, but I knew he was a damn good player. He is the only one who won't take a solo. That kind of thing annoys me. If someone has talent, they should have faith in themselves and play. Brian Jones set a precedent swapping between rhythm and lead guitar which I like to keep going. He was the ultimate rhythm guitar player.
Do you think that vulnerable young fans may have emulated your drug and alcohol saturated lifestyle? Patti Powell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
I would think that I put them off going down the wrong road. Sure, you can have some good times and experiment, but I think most people once they try it decide [drugs and alcohol] are not for them.
Many consider the '60s and '70s to be the quintessential time for rock 'n' roll. Has music taken a turn for the worse? Mark Cowden, Shelbyville Ky.
No. I just hope that some of these new bands can make an imprint like the Stones and the Beatles did in their day.
What's your favorite Stone's Album? Frank Schieber, Atlanta
I love Beggars Banquet, Exile on Main St. and Some Girls to name a few.
Who is better to party with: Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger or Keith Richards? Fred Nickerson, Brandon, Canada
Oh my God! All I can say is you get them all in the same room and forget about it.