ROLLING STONE RONNIE WOOD is so thrilled with the reception to his art show in London, he's planning to take his paintings to America.

The guitarist has been exhibiting his paintings at a show at the West End's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and a sale at Mayfair's Cork Gallery, and both have attracted much interest from the art world.

But Wood maintains his famous band will always come first.

The 57-year-old says, "There's no way the art would come before the music, and there's no way it could split up the Stones. The Stones will be going forever."

16/12/2004 13:51