Richards, Jagger throw stones at Winehouse


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BERLIN -- Rolling Stones guitarist and former junkie Keith Richards has offered troubled Brit singer Amy Winehouse some free advice on kicking the drug habit.

"She should get her act together," Richards told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday at a round-table interview at the Berlin International Film Festival to promote Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary "Shine a Light."

The often-addled rocker paused, then added: "Apart from that, I have got nothing to say to the bitch."

Stones frontman Mick Jagger, himself no stranger to pharmaceutical experimentation, compared the drug problems of the present generation of Brit rock stars, such as Winehouse and Pete Doherty, to his early days when drugs became an integral part of the pop music scene.

"When we were experimenting with drugs, little was known about the effects," Jagger said. "In our time there were no rehab centers like today. Anyway, I did not know about them."

Sounding a bit like the 60-something grandfather he is, Jagger said he couldn't understand how the younger generation, knowing the dangers of drug use, could still be users.