Mick Jagger says bandmate Brian Jones to be blamed for own downfall

London: Mick Jagger has revealed that former member of the Rolling Stones and co founder Brian Jones let his substance abuse issues get the better of him.

Jones began taking substances such as LSD on a recreational basis and it affected his performances.

If the Stones were using drugs at all at this stage, it was mainly to keep themselves going during long days on the road or in the studio.

“He got drunk, took drugs when they were new, hung out too much, stayed up too late,” the Daily Mail quoted Mick Jagger as saying.

“He started to let his talent slide,” he added.

When a mysterious buzzing noise halted one recording session, studio engineers traced it to Jones, who had fallen asleep in a corner with his guitar propped up against a live amplifier.