Wood introduced to grandson at gig
Published 30/06/2014 | 00:07
Guitarist Ronnie Wood has been introduced to his new grandson - at a gig by his band the Rolling Stones.
Ronnie's daughter Leah took her new son Otis to meet the rocker for the first time when the rock veterans performed a huge outdoor show at Rome's Circus Maximus.
In an interview with Hello! magazine Leah revealed how her father's bandmate Keith Richards had earlier suggested a novel way of hurrying the birth along when she attended a rehearsal while 40 weeks pregnant.
She told the magazine: "Keith said 'sit on the bass speaker and make Darryl (Jones, the group's bass player) play and it'll come out. Get some wet towels and hot water ready'."
Leah's husband Jack MacDonald pointed out that the youngster will have earned some credibility points for meeting his grandfather at the concert.
"If people ask him what his first gig was he'll be able to say, 'The Stones at Circus Maximus' - so he wins," he joked.
Leah said her father got on well with the new addition to the family: "He was sweet, really lovely."
Ronnie's former wife Jo also joined the family visit to Rome, attending her first Stones concert since her divorce in 2009.
"Patti, Keith's wife, invited me because there's none of the old girl gang there any more," she said. "It did feel weird to go to a show but you know, Ronnie and I get on great."
:: The full interview is in the new edition of Hello! magazine which is out now.
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