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Ron Wood writes tell-all memoir

Oct. 15, 2007 at 11:53 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- British rocker Ron Wood's new autobiography, "Ronnie," contains loads of salacious details about his decades with the Rolling Stones.

For instance, Wood confesses he freebased so much cocaine at one point that Keith Richards became "Mr. Drug Enforcement Administration," the New York Daily News reported.

"After a row with Keith one day, he stormed off to get his gun. He returned with his derringer, pointed it at me," Wood wrote. "I calmly pulled out my .44 Magnum. And that was the last time Keith drew his gun on me ... until the next time."

Wood also recalled an incident in which Richards allegedly barged in and attacked him in a hotel room, the Daily News report said.

"He smashed a bottle and cut me with it. I stormed out and went to find Mick (Jagger) and Charlie (Watts) who were working on a song in a room along the corridor. While I stood there bleeding all over the carpet, Mick looked up and asked, 'Have you got any ideas for the middle eight?'"

A heart-to-heart chat with Jagger eventually persuaded Wood to seek help for his addiction and he went to rehabilitation.

However, looking back, Wood mused, "We knew how to party."

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