Guitarist denies claims

One time Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor has denied claims that he is set to sue the band for unpaid royalties.

Mick Taylor joined The Rolling Stones in 1969, replacing the band's iconic guitarist Brian Jones. Bringing with him a fresh approach to music and a similarly blues drenched background Taylor played on some of the band's most iconic material.

In five short years Taylor added his distinctive guitar licks to the likes of 'Exile On Main Street', 'Sticky Fingers' and more. However in 1974 the guitarist departed The Rolling Stones battling a heavy heroin addiction.

Since then, Mick Taylor has embarked on a number of musical projects as well as backing a number of star names. Briefly playing with Bob Dylan the guitarist remains in demand for his open minded musical stance.

However in a recent newspaper article Mick Taylor is alleged to have claimed he was set to sue The Rolling Stones. In the Daily Mail article the guitarist alleges that he has not received any royalties in over 25 years.

In a follow up statement Mick Taylor has claimed that he has no intentions of suing the band, who he claims he remains very close to. Manager Jeff Allen said Taylor had been "horrified" to read the article, claiming he "doesn't feel any need to sue" the band.

"He (Mick Taylor) certainly didn't say that he was going to sue the Stones. Mick's got a very good relationship with the Stones," Allen explained.

He added: "In fact, the last time we met up with them, him and Keith (Richards) were like long-lost lovers – hugging each other and happy to see each other."

"When Mick was ill either six or eight weeks ago with some kind of chest complaint, Mick Jagger had his office phone up to see what was going on, and then he phoned up the hospital just to check on Mick because they were worried about him. So there's absolutely no animosity between Mick and the Stones."
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