Friday 21 July 2017

Ronnie Wood to host radio show

Ronnie Wood is to become a radio DJ
Ronnie Wood is to become a radio DJ

Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood is to become a radio DJ - and will be taking his guitar on air with him.

The guitarist - better known for his love life than his music in recent years - will host a weekly show, telling anecdotes prompted by the tunes he plays.

The show will be aired by Absolute Radio and its digital sister station Absolute Classic Rock, as well as being syndicated in Japan and Canada.

The 62-year-old - a veteran of The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces before joining the Stones - will give listeners an insight into the tunes by bringing his instruments into the studio.

A spokeswoman for the station said: "Ronnie will be casually twanging, strumming and picking riffs on his acoustic and other guitars between tracks.

"Ronnie will invite the listener into his life as every record he plays will comes with another story - a memory, a tale of debauchery or inspiration."

Ronnie, who has battled with drink problems, left his wife Jo nearly two years ago to live with Russian Katia Ivanova. Just weeks after they split, Katia took part in this year's Celebrity Big Brother.

His show will broadcast on newly relaunched Absolute Classic Rock on Friday nights at 6pm and then on Absolute Radio on Saturday nights at 10pm from April 8.

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