Fact: Keith Richards' DJ daughter Alexandra has been added to the line-up at this year's (16) Secret Solstice festival in Iceland. She'll join Radiohead, Die Antwoord, the Deftones, Of Monsters & Men, and a parade of local acts at the music event next month (Jun16).
Quote: "I think that bang on the head, that did quite a bit more damage (that everyone thought). You take a blow like that, you kind of feel stunned for another year or two afterwards, really. You suddenly realise you've been semi-conscious." Rolling Stones star Keith Richards took a long time to recover after suffering a head injury when he fell out of a tree during a holiday in Fiji in 2006.
Quote: "He likes to hang with me, but he's got to go to school still. So I play Scrabble with him on my computer. It's the only thing I use the thing for. I give him the worst words I can think of: 's**thead', 'a**hole'." Rocker Keith Richards likes to play word games with his 15-year-old grandson.
Quote: "The first person that popped into my mind was Keith Richards. He just seems like he would be fun and that he could survive anything." Actor Paul Rudd would love to team up with veteran rocker KEITH RICHARDS for a superhero movie. The Anchorman star is currently promoting his new movie Ant-Man, in which he plays the titular Marvel character.
Quote: "We're looking for the right time slot to bring it out. The Stones have been working so much lately that I've been holding off until we could find a reasonable time. I think it's September, but I don't know for sure." Keith Richards has plans for his first solo tour since 1993.
Quote: "You know, a lot of the best artists disappear for a few years at a time. You don't hear from either of the two principal Rolling Stones when they're not touring. Although one of them couldn't stand it any more and pooped out a book." Iggy Pop is not a fan of Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards' 2010 memoir, Life.
Quote: "I stay well away. I have no computer at all. I have a little tablet that I knock around with. No passwords. I mean, I don't want to be hacked to death." Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards is paranoid about modern technology.
Quote: "This is to remind me never to get arrested again." Rocker Keith Richards explains the reason for constantly wearing a bracelet in the shape of handcuffs.
Fact: Keith Richards' new children's picture book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, comes complete with a Cd containing an audio version of the story, read by the veteran rocker himself.
Quote: "(I hope they think) 'What a great piece of rock 'n' roll'. Music's music. Loads of people get off on (enjoy) really good music, like Mozart, it doesn't matter that it's two or three hundred years old. Lots of people get off on jazz and '30s and '40s music. I don't think that a time limit comes into music. I think good music is good music and it's timeless, and that's what it's about." Rocker Keith Richards hopes his five grandchildren learn to love his music with the Rolling Stones.
Fact: Stars including Kylie Minogue, Robert Downey, Jr. and Keith Richards are supporting Scottish male cancer awareness charity Cahonas by donating signed ties and scarves for the charity's annual eBay auction. Richards has donated the head scarf he wore for a Rolling Stone magazine cover shoot, while Downey, Jr. has contributed a tie he wore in his movie Due Date.
Quote: "Johnny is just as interesting as Dylan or Brando - or me. He has a lot of interests and a great sense of humour. You get drawn to guys like that. He's basically the same as I am - a shy boy that you get a lot from. Also, we know that we have something we have to do... and we don't know what that is." Rocker Keith Richards on pal Johnny Depp.
Quote: "Marlon's a great lad, he's given me three grandkids, and Angela's given me one. My present brood - thank God for Mrs. Patti Hansen, who has finally got her way and put me on the straight and narrow. I mean the proof is in the pudding: great kids." Rocker Keith Richards is a proud husband, father and granddad.
Quote: "I basically eat bangers and mash in the the morning, and (have) a small tipple in the evening. I've given up all the hard stuff." Former heavy drinker and substance abuser Keith Richards on his 'healthier' diet.
Quote: "They'll both hate me for saying this, but Bill Wyman is very much like Mick Jagger... If my attitude seemed off to Bill, it's because he left. I was p**sed off!" Keith Richards admits he was upset with former bandmate Wyman for years after he quit the Rolling Stones.
Quote: "It didn't surprise me it upset him - but, you know, who else is going to say it?" Keith Richards admits he wasn't shocked when Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger took offence to some of the things he had written about him in his memoirs Life. The pair is still piecing together its longtime friendship after the guitarist took aim at the frontman in his bestseller.
Quote: "It was a place where you get a hint there was a place called civilisation. I still owe fines from about 50 years ago." THE Rolling Stones hellraiser Keith Richards reveals his favourite place to go as a teen was the local library.
Quote: "There's moments when you realise, 'God, man, I love you, baby'. That can happen onstage a lot. I watch Mick and I'm still astounded. I have to watch out that I don't become the audience from behind, because when he pours it on, he still amazes me." Keith Richards is still impressed by his bandmate Mick Jagger's talents.
Quote: "I'd totally forgot about it, except when I sometimes scratch my head and there's a dent there. I go, 'Oh, yeah'." Rocker Keith Richards on the serious cranial damage he sustained in 2006 after falling from a tree in Fiji.
Quote: "It's like this: We say we want to put a Stones tour together and people come to us with proposals. And these proposals are all basically the same. We actually did push down the prices a little bit... but it's the price of the market... I don't have much to do with it other than I would like people to get in, to be able to afford to get in, without sort of starving their babies and all." Keith Richards on the high price for tickets to see the Rolling Stones on tour. The band was forced to release a number of cut-price tickets to sell out their 50 & Counting tour opener in Los Angeles on Friday (03May13).
Quote: "I occasionally borrow pot from my kids. They do a little weed occasionally. 'Here, Dad,' or more likely, 'Dad, have you got any?'" Keith Richards' children take after their hard-living rocker dad.
Quote: "The shows last year were just too overwhelming (not to do it again)... You get antsy when you're not on the road after 50 years..." Veteran rocker Keith Richards couldn't wait to get back onstage after celebrating The Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary with a set of reunion gigs last year (12). The band recently announced a new run of concerts for North America and the U.K., which will kick off in May (13).
Quote: "The song is one I'm very proud of - it's got an interesting melody, and I wrote it on a five-string guitar, of all things. It was a great song. Somebody did it recently, didn't they? Susan Boyle or something?" Keith Richards on Rolling Stones favourite Wild Horses.
Quote: "My experience with the Rolling Stones is that once the juggernaut starts rolling, it ain't gonna stop... We ain't doing all this for four gigs." Keith Richards feels sure there will be more dates to come after the Stones conclude their upcoming four gigs in London and New Jersey.
Quote: "When you kick off a song, you say, 'I can't remember how the middle bit goes' but the fingers remember even if you don't. I don't practise as much as I should but now that we're putting the act together again, I'm getting the chops back together." Guitarist Keith Richards often forgets how to play the Rolling Stones' greatest hits.
Quote: "It was the only bad review we got." Keith Richards on Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger's critique of his acclaimed memoirs, Life, which last week (ends11Nov11) earned the guitar great and his co-author James Fox the Norman Mailer Award. Jagger called the autobiography "a bit bitchy" and "tedious".
Fact: A glass mural is to be erected at the train station where Rolling Stones legends Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met. The pair started chatting after a chance meeting at the Dartford station in Kent, England in 1961, when the future frontman asked Richards to join his band Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys. They formed the Rolling Stones in 1962.
Fact: Keith Richards has achieved platinum status as an author - his explosive tell-all Life has sold more than one million copies since its release last year (10).
Quote: "If Johnny says he wants to do something, well, it doesn’t take much to get me to show up." Keith Richards loves working with actor pal Johnny Depp. The rocker returns as Depp's father in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Quote: "I think I taught him how to walk around a corner backwards." Rocker Keith Richards imparts knowledge to his movie son Johnny Depp after the Pirates Of The Caribbean star revealed he modelled his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, on the Rolling Stones star.
Quote: "Keith, he still communicates through fax. That's why I never hear much from him - because I ain't got a fax machine. You get a message from Keith on a fax. You get, 'I don't know when, I don't know where, just get ready. Love, Keith.' It means we may be touring sometime in the next decade." Ronnie Wood admits his ROLLING STONE bandmate Keith Richards is behind the times when it comes to technology.
Quote: "The opening line of my letter from Tony Blair was, 'Dear Keith, you've always been one of my heroes...' England's in the hands of someone who I'm a hero of? It's frightening." Keith Richards was shocked after receiving a get well card from former U.K. Prime Minister TONY BLAIR after falling out of a tree in 2006.
Quote: "He was high and crashed out on my dad's couch in the living room. My dad come down in the morning, opens the curtain and Keith went, 'F**k off!' And my dad came straight back with, 'Nobody swears in my house!' and ordered him out. Keith had a tremendous amount of respect for my dad after that." Ronnie Wood recalls his Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards making a bad impression when he took the guitarist home for the first time.
Quote: "We were paying to be the Rolling Stones. The place where we lived... was truly disgusting. We almost made it our professional business for it to be so, since we had little means to make it otherwise. We moved in in the summer of 1962 and lived there for a year through the coldest winter since 1740." Keith Richards recalls the band's humble beginnings in his new memoir LIFE.
Quote: "Mick (Jagger) turned out to be the most amazing harp (harmonica) player. I find it hard to listen to him without awe. I'd put him up there with the best in the world, on a good night." Keith Richards has high praise for Rolling Stones frontman Jagger's musical skills.
Quote: "There was a lot of experience in there - you meet a lot of weird people, different takes on life that you're not going to find if you don't go there. I loved a good high. And if you stay up, you get the songs that everyone else misses because they're asleep." Keith Richards has no regrets about his past drug use - insisting he made friends and wrote great music while high.
Quote: "There is a tradition among Rolling Stones of not having anything to do with each other's books." Keith Richards' biographer James Fox got a wall of silence when he tried to interview the guitarist's bandmates for new memoir Life.
Quote: "He was a bit peeved about this and that (but) Mick and I are still great friends and still want to work together... I had a feeling Mick would have no problem with the truth." Keith Richards admits he has upset Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger with revelations in his upcoming memoir, Life.
Fact: The editors of rock bible Rolling Stone have landed a scoop - the upcoming issue of the publication will feature an exclusive excerpt from Keith Richards' memoir, LIFE, 11 days prior to the book’s much anticipated release. The 10,000-word excerpt will look back at the early days of the Rolling Stones, Richards’ trip to Tangiers in 1967 where he stole Anita Pallenberg from bandmate Brian Jones and tales of excess from the band’s infamous 1972 U.S. tour.
Fact: JAY-Z and Rolling Stones star Keith Richards are to give lectures at the New York Public Library this autumn (10). The guitarist will speak on 29 October to promote his memoir Life, while rapper Jay-Z will offer extracts from his new autobiography Decoded two weeks later (15Nov10). Nobel laureate Toni Morrison and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin are also on the library's list of upcoming speakers.
Fact: Metallica'S JAMES HETFIELD, Slash, EDDIE VAN HALEN and Keith Richards have joined late stars Johnny Ramone, Roy Orbison, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Strummer and DJANGO REINHARDT on a new list of the world's Coolest Guitarists. Stray Cats star Brian Setzer, Link Wray, Buddy Guy and Jimmy Page also make the top 30 list in the new issue of Guitar World magazine.
Fact: Keith Richards' daughter ALEXANDRA has stripped off in a saucy photoshoot for France's Playboy magazine. The 23-year-old blonde appears naked in the racy images, featured in the latest issue of the publication.
Quote: "Mick Taylor was such a virtuoso... He still amazes me. If I had my way, he'd still be in the band." Keith Richards on former Rolling Stones bandmate Taylor, who briefly rejoined the band for work on the remastered re-release Exile on Main Street.
Quote: "It was very, very murky and dusty. It wasn't a great environment for, like, breathing... It was very Hitleresque - the last days of Berlin sort of thing." Keith Richards on the airless basement in his Nellcote, France home where the Rolling Stones recorded Exile on Main Street.
Quote: "He's so cool, I'm just such a kid when I'm around him... Keith is the real deal. It was a reggae tune and he, of course, has a place on the islands. He just rocks it." Sheryl Crow was star struck working with ROLLING STONE Keith Richards on a song for her upcoming album, 100 Miles from Memphis.
Quote: "I usually wait for a call from him saying 'Let's make something, let's do something', because without his actual 'want to do it', there's not much point. I'm always working. I've got ideas for stuff but I haven't put them together yet with Mick. But I'm seeing him next week." Keith Richards hints he will be talking to his bandmate Mick Jagger about the possibility of making a new Rolling Stones album.
Quote: "People always like to make you all very cut and dried and simple - 'Oh, he's a maniac.' And I can be, when I have the time for it, but I'm also growing up. I pace myself. Even I couldn't be that kind of Keith Richards all the time." Rolling Stones rocker KEITH RICHARDS, 66, is finally acting his age.
Quote: "We always have this moment of hesitation where we don't know if Keith's going to get the intro right." Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood admits his bandmate Keith Richards often forgets what song he's supposed to be playing.
Quote: "There was something about the rhythm section sound down there - maybe it's the concrete, or maybe it's the dirt, but it has a certain sound to it that you couldn't replicate if you tried." Keith Richards on the sound of the Rolling Stones' album classic Exile on Main Street, which was recorded in his basement studio at Nellcote, his chateau on the French Riviera.
Quote: "The rumours of my sobriety are greatly exaggerated." Keith Richards dismisses reports he has quit drinking.
Quote: "Maybe we’ll search for a different way for the Stones to go back on the road. Maybe not the football stadiums anymore. Maybe something different. You can’t go around there in lemon-yellow tights forever." Keith Richards pokes fun at Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger's stage attire as he considers a 2010 tour.
Quote: "Keith Richards gave me a pair of jeans he bought in Brazil in 1969 and I still wear them. For my 21st birthday, Johnny Depp bought me a copy of the dress Julie Christie wore in Shampoo. I still wear it too." Supermodel Kate Moss refuses to throw away any of her clothing.
Quote: "I'm working on it... I'm trying to remember things, which is very difficult." Keith Richards admits his memoir is coming together very slowly.
Quote: "I'm not saying they don't keep going, but they need Bill (Wyman). Without him, they're a funk band. They'll be the real Rolling Stones when they get Bill back." Bob Dylan urges Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to get bass player Bill Wyman back in the band.
Quote: "My green Doc Martens now belong to Keith Richards. He stole them from me. He looked at them and said, 'I'm having that'." Johnny Depp has been forced to give up his beloved boots to the Rolling Stones star who played his father in the third Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
Quote: "It made me sick - my name's Keith Richards. It hardly makes it against Howlin' Wolf or Muddy Waters, does it? On my first guitar I had Boy Blue written - just pathetic. But that was as good as I got at the time." ROLLING STONE KEITH RICHARDS hated his birth name during his youth.
Fact: Rock fans can own a piece of their hero's history - bracelets made from old guitar strings used by legends including Keith Richards and Eric Clapton have gone on sale in aid of charity. Staff at New York-based Wear Your Music make the wristbands to order, costing $500 (GBP340) each.
Quote: A new housing estate in Kent, England where SIR Mick Jagger and Keith Richards grew up is naming all of its 13 streets after Rolling Stones hits. Road names are set to include Satisfaction Street, Ruby Tuesday Drive and Stones Avenue.
Quote: "I just don't give a f**k what spotty, divvy little indie bands think about me. My peers are Bono, Chris Martin, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards." Oasis star Noel Gallagher thinks very highly of himself.
Quote: "I would have thought that you'd actually have to be able to remember your life in order to write about it." Rolling Stones frontman SIR Mick Jagger takes a swipe at bandmate Keith Richards' upcoming memoirs.
Quote: "Hats off to CHUCK any time! He's 81 at least. Sure there are a few rough edges between us, but that's because he knows I'm better than him. But I'm not." THE Rolling Stones star Keith Richards has a lot of respect for veteran singer Chuck Berry.
Quote: "A lot of actors are damned good musicians. One of my best friends, in a way, is Bruce Willis. I mean, terrible movies. We know that. But a great harmonica player." ROLLING STONE Keith Richards isn't a fan of Willis' Hollywood output.
Quote: "I have six titanium pins in my head. I asked the doc, 'While you had the lid off, did you see any interesting, songs or ideas?' He said, 'Nah, just a few phone numbers.'" Keith Richards recalls the hospital treatment he received for a head injury sustained when he fell from a tree in Fiji in 2006.
Quote: "It's kinda weird because I'm just a guitar player. My grandfather used to play violin for the crowds here, he was a busker, so in a way it's one for Grandad." Keith Richards pays tribute to his late grandfather at the London premiere of MARTIN SCORCESE's concert documentary SHINE A LIGHT, on Wednesday night (02Apr08).
Quote: "I keep getting scripts... All these people want to put me in movies now. It's very unusual." Playing Johnny Depp's pirate dad in the third and final Pirates Of The Caribbean film has boosted rocker Keith Richards' acting career.
Quote: "Ah yes. Hillary Clinton. My groupie, as I call her now." Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards on the U.S. presidential candidate, who also makes a cameo appearance in SHINE A LIGHT, Martin Scorsese's new film about the band.
Quote: "I'm the luckiest cat. Ask me if I'm satisfied. I've always been satisfied. I wrote that song - (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION - because I was thinking about what life would be like if you weren't in the Rolling Stones." Keith Richards is a happy man.
Quote: "He needs a parrot... He's an icon, I suppose, an iconic pirate... I hope he's not going to have a peg leg. I hope it doesn't come to that. But, you know, it could." Mick Jagger pokes fun at his THE Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards' portrayal of Johnny Depp's pirate dad in the third and final Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
Quote: "For me, playing a guitar is like the ancient art of weaving. It's about more than one player. At our best, me and RONNIE (WOOD) make the Bayeux Tapestry onstage." ROLLING STONE Keith Richards waxes lyrical about his art.
Quote: "There we are onstage, rocking, and there he is backstage, croaking. What can you do? I loved him. But, you know, what better way to go? Backstage at a Stones show? That's how I wanna go." Keith Richards on the death of music mogul AHMET ERTEGUN, who died shortly after a fall at one of two Beacon Theatre, NewYork shows THE Rolling Stones performed at for their SHINE A LIGHT concert film.
Quote: "It's never from the ladies. It's always male journalists. If I got annoyed about it, there would be a lot of dead journalists and I'd be in jail." Keith Richards refuses to get worked up by comments about his 'leathery' skin.
Quote: "It wasn't just boinky-boinky. They used to take care of you. They used to rub Vicks on your chest if you had a cold." ROLLING STONE Keith Richards on the band's groupies.
Quote: "I mean, dickering and dangling. I'm not there watching it every day. But there was, at the time, a load of excruciatingly painful campness that went on." ROLLING STONE Keith Richards on his 'camp' bandmate SIR MICK JAGGER.
Quote: "There's not a punk out there who could do it." ROLLING STONE Keith Richards can't think of one actor suitable to play him if a Hollywood biopic of his hellraising life ever gets made.
Quote: "That was a p**ck, you know. The guy's got a hard-on against me and I decided to answer him - just told him to shut his gob or I'd run his man out of town... I don't know. Maybe I screwed his old lady... He's only a Swede after all. He's not even a turnip, is he?... I could have had him shot." Keith Richards is still gunning for the journalist who slammed a Rolling Stones' performance last year (07).
Quote: "For me, doing a Rolling Stones show for two hours a night, that's enough f**king exercise, you know? Then I've got to go to bed with old lady, bonka bonka. You know?" Veteran rocker Keith Richards talks through his fitness regime.
Quote: "KEITH arrives on set and suddenly every single person from the crew show up and they're just standing there, watching the arrival of the maestro." Johnny Depp on big-screen father Keith Richards' entrance on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean: AT WORLD'S END.
Quote: "There were thousands of letters for me to read, written from all over the world. One of the first I opened was from Keith Richards; it just said, 'If there's anything I can do, just let me know.' I'll always be grateful for that." Eric Clapton was touched by a letter from ROLLING STONE Richards after the tragic death of his four-year-old son CONOR.
Quote: "I don't sit in trees anymore." Keith Richards reflects on what he's learnt since falling out of a palm tree in Fiji last year (06) and undergoing brain surgery.
Quote: "If you're cool, you don't know nothing about it. It just is, or you ain't." Veteran rocker Keith Richards offers his opinion on who is cool.
Quote: "There have been great strides made in medical science lately. That's why I am able to say, 'Good evening, welcome to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame." ROLLING STONE Keith Richards praises the wonders of medicine at the Hall Of Fame inauguration ceremony in New York on Monday (12MAR07).
Quote: "Well you don't hire Keith Richards to get a guy who shows up in the morning, on time wearing a suit and tie. You get a guy who shows up at night, on time, with a bottle of wine. There were good times on the set." Screenwriter Terry Rossio enjoyed working with the Rolling Stones guitarist on the third Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
Quote: "When you get to our age you don't give a s**t about birthdays." ROLLING STONE Keith Richards, 62, informs ex-US President Bill Clinton, who recently turned 60, that they have something in common.
Fact: The famous portrait of Keith Richards dressed as a pirate, which inspired Johnny Depp's character CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW in the Pirates Of The Caribbean films, is now on display at central London's Artisan Gallery.
Quote: "I've got some nice pictures out of it. I think I've got an album cover!" Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards jokes about his April (06) accident in Fiji which saw him hospitalised after falling from a small tree.
Quote: "He's had concussion and he had to have this 'ole in 'is 'ead, as I call it." Rolling Stones frontman SIR Mick Jagger describes Keith Richards' head surgery following a fall from a tree in Fiji in April (06).
Quote: "We did get together in a hotel room and dress up as pirates. He looked beautiful in the clothes and his hair was in dreads. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!" Johnny Depp whets the appetite for ROLLING STONE Keith Richards' much-hyped, upcoming turn as his character's father in the third Pirates Of The Caribbean movie.
Quote: "I'm convinced he's going to outshine us. All he has to do is stand there." Johnny Depp worries filming the third Pirates Of The Caribbean film with idol Keith Richards will show him in a poor light.
Quote: "It kind of makes sense to me. I'm more than confident that Keith (RICHARDS) is gonna probably just arrive and blow us all of the screen." Johnny Depp insists he's not intimidated to work with his idol Keith Richards on the third Pirates Of The Caribbean film.
Quote: "Every time I hear from the man he's a pain in the a*se. He keeps looking for a fight ... I will let him have it one day." THE Rolling Stones veteran Keith Richards hits back at Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher after he remarked the ageing band's "best work is behind them".
Quote: <p>"It's looking very very good that Keith may come in and do a bit, so we'll see." Johnny Depp hasn't given up on ROLLING STONES star Keith Richards playing his father in the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN sequels. </p>
Fact: <p>Rolling Stones rockers Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are such control freaks they insist on clearing everything personally when they tour, including the design of backstage pass laminates, before they're designed. </p>
Quote: <p>"It's a shame that he and MICK don't get on better. If they're doing this well without that kind of relationship, can you imagine how well they would do if they were actually ringing each other up getting up a better verse, a better hook?" Rocker Bono regrets his heroes SIR Mick Jagger and Keith Richards aren't closer. </p>
Quote: <p>"Meeting Mrs God. God will not be feeling well and his bitch will come to the door with her mudpack on, hair in curlers and a rolling pin. And then I'll have to pay for all this." THE Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is not looking forward to the after-life. </p>
Quote: <p>"MICK, as a guitar player, has finally gotten there. Before, I'd always been wary of him when he played electric guitar - he let the rhythm run away." Ever critical Keith Richards has high praise for bandmate Mick Jagger's guitar playing. </p>
Quote: <p>"We're like quarrelsome brothers. It's sibling rivalry, without having the same parents." Keith Richards on his often tempestuous relationship with Rolling Stones bandmate SIR Mick Jagger. </p>