There really isn’t much to say except that, well, it’s Keith Richards and everyone’s probably befuddled as to how that old bastard is still kicking it. Besides having a role in this summer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, the Stone’s are about to go back on tour throughout Europe.
It’s astonishing really, when you think about it. So after doing buttloads of drugs, what’s the craziest thing Keith Richards has ever done? From NME:
“It was in Switzerland. I was totally comatose, but I was totally awake, I could listen to everyone, and they were like, ‘He’s dead, he’s dead!’ waving their fingers and pushing me about, and I was thinking, ‘I’m not dead!’. So that’s sort of the worst one. But I got out of that, I mean otherwise I wouldn’t be talking to you. But yeah, bad shit is bad shit. The strangest thing I’ve tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared, he didn’t give a shit. It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive.”
Um… what do you even say to that? Seriously. I’m speechless. I’d like to make a joke, but it’s almost like the joke is in the quote. He snorted his dad’s ashes! And what’s Mr. Richards think of the current state of music? Consider the gauntlet thrown down.
“Everyone’s a load of crap. They’re all trying to be somebody else and they ain’t being themselves. The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party? Load of crap, load a crap. Posers, rubbish. There ain’t nothing out there that’s worth shit. I listen to the real shit, I don’t listen to bullshit. I listen to my shit, baby, Mot?rhead, reggae, Moroccan music. All kinds of shit.”
FYI Keith’s dad, Bert died at age 84 in 2002, which would likely make Keith Richards 1,000 years old when he snorted his dad. Well, okay, actually 59. Gotta love his sense of humor though. “I was No. 1 on the `who’s likely to die’ list for 10 years. I mean, I was really disappointed when I fell off the list,” Richards said.
He’s one cool muthafucka.