Rock legend Ronnie Wood visited Live! with Kelly on Tuesday morning and revealed that he dreamed about playing with The Rolling Stones long before the band hired him.
When the chat show's host, Kelly Ripa, asked the guitar great if he ever imagined when he was younger that he'd have such a long music career, he declared, "Yeah."
He then explained, "When I was at school and I'd run home and watch The Rolling Stones, I would say, 'I'm gonna be in that band.' I had ambition and I had drive and I was in the right place at the right time."
The multi-talented Wood also is an accomplished painter who recently helped celebrate the opening of an exhibit of his work in New York City. He told Ripa that his passion for creating art always coincided with his interest in making music.
"I've just loved painting ever since I was a little kid," he noted. "So, that's something that's gone hand in hand. I've been blessed with being able to paint and play."
Wood also talked a bit about the new limited-edition photo book focusing on the career of his pre-Stones band The Faces, who were just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday. Faces: 1969-75 was co-written by Wood and two of his old band mates, keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones, and features a selection of rare pics chronicling the raucous rockers' career. While ex-Faces frontman Rod Stewart didn't contribute to the book, Wood said he "loved it when he saw it."
The guitarist added that when he flips through the many photos in the volume, "the memories…come flooding back."
Next up for Wood is a special solo concert scheduled for this Saturday at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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