The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood’s son wants him to pay up. The English rock guitarist needs to for his four children, this according to his eldest son, Jamie. The sixty five year old is been accused of neglect towards the now grown-ups, son Jesse with his first wife Krissy Findlay, and son Tyrone, daughter Leah and stepson Jamie with his second wife Jo Wood.
Jamie – who has always treated Ronnie as his father, even though he is not biologically – told the Daily Mail newspaper:
”A normal parent will push their children to achieve great things. You give them the tools to go out and get a job and earn a living. But in rock star families that doesn’t happen – not just in my family, but in any rock ‘n’ roll family.
”We were sent to school and that was about it. No one ever pushed any of us to succeed in life. If you are not going to do that for your kids when they are younger, well, then you should get the chequebook out.”
Speaking about his siblings, the thirty eight-year-old gallery owner added:
”You can’t just leave them in the lurch now because they are not prepared. The rock star needs to pay up.” Another upset to him is that Wood will being receive a huge pay-out when The Rolling Stones perform four concerts to celebrate their 50th anniversary before the end of the year.
Jamie does go onto say that the recent move to auction off a number of Ronnie‘s possessions left at the house he shared with Jo, fifty seven, when he left her in 2008 was his idea.
”Blame me. We needed to get rid of all of Dad’s s**t which we’ve had in a warehouse for three years. My mum would have given it all to Oxfam.
”But I’ve got three kids and a mortgage to pay and I thought: ‘They’re Dad’s trousers, people will pay good money for them.’
”So I spoke to a friend who runs an auction house in America.”
Even though he is upset over the financial problems, Jamie does insist that he is happy about his father’s impending wedding, adding: ”Dad’s getting old. He needs someone to look after him and love him. Some twenty one year-old blonde is not the answer, Sally obviously is and I think she’s good for him.”