Ronnie hangs out with Amy in South America

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Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has been catching up with old pal Amy Winehouse.

Both the veteran rocker and the Back To Black star – who are now both in Brazil – are trying to give up their party lifestyles in favour of a quieter 2011.

Ronnie, 63, spent New Year’s Day jogging on the beach in Uruguay with his girlfriend Ana Araujo, 31.

Ronnie credits the Brazilian polo instructor, who he’s been dating for a year, with helping him get on the straight and narrow.

And he believes spending the last nine months a sober man has helped his music.

‘When I was drinking my playing was good, but not concentrated,’ Ronnie said in a recent interview.

‘I see everything with greater clarity now; I have more peace, and it’s brought with it greater dexterity with the guitar.

‘Alcohol was inspiration, but it turned me into a grumpy old man. I’m lucky to be alive.’

Amy is performing 5 gigs in Brazil for a reported £5million pay packet.

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