We won't retire if we're having fun, says Richards

British rock legend Keith Richards has dismissed reports his band The Rolling Stones are near retirement, insisting they will continue rocking the stage for many more years to come.

British rock legend Keith Richards has dismissed reports his band The Rolling Stones are near retirement, insisting they will continue rocking the stage for many more years to come.

Richards yesterday headlined the Isle of Wight Festival in England with the legendary band, and is adamant the 'Brown Sugar' stars - who are all in their 60s - will keep playing live shows for at least the next 12 months.

"We're digging what we're doing," said the 63-year-old. "After 40 years, there are absolutely no murmurings of mutiny and I think we will continue next year as well.

"People have been saying we're going to retire for 30 years now. But we're simply having a hell of a lot of fun up on stage!"

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