Keith Richards has paved the way for a Rolling Stones tour by patching up his differences with Mick Jagger after poking fun at the frontman in his memoir.
The guitarist made a number of unflattering references to Jagger in his tell-all 2010 autobiography Life, likening him to an annoying mynah bird and suggesting he has a small penis.
The bickering rockers have now agreed to end their rift and they are looking forward to working together again. Jagger tells Rolling Stone magazine, "Looking back at any career you are bound to recall both the highs and the lows."
"In the 1980s for instance Keith and I were not communicating very well. I got very involved with the business side of the Stones, mainly because I felt no one else was interested, but it's plain now from the book that Keith felt excluded, which is a pity. Time I reckon to move on."
Richards adds, "Mick's right. He and I have had conversations over the last year of a kind we have not had for an extremely long time and that has been incredibly important to me.
"As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that."
Both stars are preparing to head into the studio as early as next month in the hope of reuniting the iconic band and hitting the road again next year.
Richards explains, "I've got plenty in the locker here, but it's not on tape. We'll just get the boys back together again then and maybe cut a side... We're planning to get things going... again."