( CM ) - ROLLING STONES star KEITH RICHARDS has warned AMY WINEHOUSE about the perils of drugs - warning her that she "isn't going to be around long" if she does not stop.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Richards said that the BACK TO BLACK songstress was the only modern singer he rated but added that that she has got to "get smart".
"I'm not a preacher. But I've been there and you have to pass it on," he added.
Keith's bandmate MICK JAGGER has performed with Amy at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2007.
Also speaking to the newspaper, he said that the Rolling Stone's creativity had been stifled by their altercations with the police.
"You had to spend all your time trying to deal with the police. The same thing has happened to Amy Winehouse," he added.
Meanwhile, Amy has also been championed by another musical legend.
PAUL MCCARTNEY, who was recently awarded the lifetime achievement accolade at the Brit awards, has stated that he thinks the soulful singer would be a good choice to sing the new bond theme.
The former BEATLE, who penned the theme for LIVE AND LET DIE told the Daily Record that Amy would do a "really good job" of writing and performing the song for QUANTUM OF SOLACE, but added she would have difficulty finding words to rhyme with solace.