Modern drugs, that is. These newfangled substances are no good, according to the Stones axeman. As told to Q (via Gigwise):
“I think the quality’s gone down. All they do is tryand take the high out of everything. … I don?t like the way drugs now are working on your brain area instead of just through the blood stream. That?s why I don?t take any of them anymore.?
That’s easy to say when you have a steady supply of Swiss replacement blood! (That’s probably my second favorite classic rock urban legend, behind Rod Stewart having his stomach pumped for swallowing too much semen.)