Ronnie Wood has strongly denied any involvement in a planned of auction of his Rolling Stones memorabilia, which he says in actuality is nothing more than an ‘outrageous sale’.
Reports yesterday (September 26th) suggested the Stones guitarist had agreed to part company with over four decades of items in a joint sale with his ex-wife Jo. However, a representative of Wood’s has now released a statement which claims he has in fact previously rebuffed an offer to contribute to the auction.
“Ronnie was asked by Jo some time ago if he wished to add some items to an auction and he said he did not want to participate,” the statement reads. “He is therefore shocked and disappointed that this auction is being misrepresented as a joint sale. This is not the case.”
“Furthermore he is staggered that some of the items being offered at the auction are clearly his personal belongings, which did not pass to Jo as part of the divorce proceedings.”
“The Tour Clothes being offered belong to The Rolling Stones and are not hers to sell. Ronnie feels saddened that Jo has taken this course of action and wants the public to know he has NOT teamed up with Jo on this outrageous sale.”
If it goes ahead as originally planned, the auction will take place at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on October 27th, with $300,000-$500,000 (£185,000-£310,000) expected to be generated.