Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood Enters Rehab

Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood has entered rehab for an alcohol problem. Video here.

We wish him a successful program. Relapse isn't fun for anyone.

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    Great musician. My father was a very talented (none / 0) (#1)
    by Angel on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 07:21:45 AM EST
    musician but alcohol is what got him.  Good luck, Ronnie.

    Oh, dear (none / 0) (#2)
    by MsExPat on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 08:55:40 AM EST
    When I saw Scorsese's Shine a Light, I noticed that Ronnie Wood didn't look very well. He even looked worse than Keith Richards, and that's something.

    Charlie Watts was the only Stone in the film who looked like he ate normally, went to the gym, and occasionally saw the light of day. Drummers. They have to stay fit.

    Good Luck Ronnie.... (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 09:02:28 AM EST
    alcohol addiction is freakin' nasty business.

    Watts (none / 0) (#4)
    by DancingOpossum on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 09:35:17 AM EST
    Drummers. They have to stay fit.

    Hmmm. Yet they are legendary at dying. See Keith Moon.

    But point taken. I did read somewhere that Watts is, in fact, a health freak among rockers, never a druggie or a heavy boozer, who likes to stay home rather than go out and party. Of course, he has a much younger wife, so that might make staying home extra-pleasant...

    Well, if drummers don't stay fit, (none / 0) (#5)
    by MsExPat on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 09:45:13 AM EST
    then they end up like Keith Moon!

    Speaking as a girl who has been around a lot of rock and roll, I can tell you that the general wisdom here is this. You want an exciting, crazy relationship, you date the guitar player. You want a relationship with stamina, and some legs, you date the drummer. You want to be ignored, you date the lead singer. And you want to be bored, you date the bass player.

    Me, I usually dated the guitar player....


    Bill Wyman.... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 09:49:27 AM EST
    supposedly was the prolific ladies man in the group...and he played bass.

    But that probably had more to do with Mick being more interested in being a socialite, Keith and Ronnie being more interested in drugs, and Charlie being more interested in his drawings.  That left all the girls for Bill:)


    Since I never dated (none / 0) (#7)
    by MsExPat on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 09:51:43 AM EST
    Bill Wyman, I have no information for you on this!

    What do you call... (none / 0) (#11)
    by rdandrea on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 11:01:50 AM EST
    ...a drummer who just broke up with his girlfriend?



    Keith Moon... (none / 0) (#8)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 09:53:33 AM EST
    ...John Bonham (Led Zepplin), Paul Hester (Crowded House), Sandy West (the Runaways), Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane), Randy Castillo (Ozzy), Buddy Miles (Band of Gypsies) have all died before their time.  

    Drummers are a different breed than most other musicians.  They don't have the same demons that tend to inflict highly creative people, but their demons are just as destructive.


    I concur.... (none / 0) (#9)
    by kdog on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 10:07:51 AM EST
    guitarists and song writers tend to be tortured artist types...drummers are just a little crazy:)

    Exactly... (none / 0) (#10)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 10:10:33 AM EST
    ...that's why I was a drummer.  Just a little off in the head...