Stones Sing New Tune: Don't Do Drugs

Don't do as we did, Jagger, Richards urge Winehouse
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 8:27 AM CST
Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago in this Aug. 5, 2007 file photo. Winehouse, whose songs "Rehab" and "Addicted" speak to her history of drug problems, has received some unsolicited...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Stick with the sex and rock 'n' roll, but skip the drugs, say the Rolling Stones to the next generation of musicians. In particular, the 64-year-old front men warn pal Amy Winehouse that she can't always get what she wants. "She should get her act together," says Keith Richards, and Sir Mick Jagger is "worried she might die," reports the Daily Telegraph.

But isn't this advice a bit rich? Things were different in the '60s, says the Stones' manager. "When we were experimenting with drugs, little was known about the effects," explains Jagger, once arrested for possession but more recently known for his fitness regime. Richards' warning may be scariest: if Winehouse stays on this path, she could end up looking just like him.