Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Proving the rumors are true

You know that old joke about Keith Richards doing every drug known to man, and then some? I think this proves it:


Keith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his time, but this may top them all. In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine.

"The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME.

"He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared," he said. "... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive."

Richards' father, Bert, died in 2002, at 84.


Update: According to MTV News, Keith Richard made the above comment in jest -- as an April Fool's joke. Still, even if that's true, it's a pretty ridiculously gross thing to say -- or even to think.



14 comments:

Evil Spock said...

God, i hate the Stones.

Dara said...

I'm sort-of ambivalent. I think they have some great stuff mixed in with a lot of average or below-average. But what I really don't get are the people who find them attractive -- now or in the past. They're just icky.

Needtsza said...

That might be the most rediculous thing I've ever heard.

I mean biting the head off bats is one thing but ;)

Evil Spock said...

I will recognize that they have a good discography. I just wish they'd bow out gracefully like The Who or Pink Floyd.

Seeing them strut like chickens on stage at their age is just ridiculous.

Miss Scarlet said...

That sorta freaks me out.

Dara said...

Needtsza: The most ridiculous thing is that KR's father died in 2002. Which means that KR was already an old man -- who, theoretically, should know better -- when he did it.

Evil Spock: Agreed. Totally.

Scarlet: It's just gross. I mean, it's his dad.

Justin S. said...

A few points...

1) The Stones still rock. They're recent concert footage is still very good.

2) The Who never bowed out gracefully. They played the Verizon Center last month.

3) Say what you want about Keith Richard's father... I think he's Kosher for Passover.

Dara said...

Justin: 1) I'm sure they're fine in concert when they're playing their old hits. But most of their recent music is pretty horrid. And Mick Jagger's dancing and preening on stage is disgusting.

2) The Who hasn't released anything new of late. And even with the reunion, they don't annoy me quite as much.

3) I don't think cremated human flesh is kosher, let alone kosher for passover.

Justin S. said...

The Who released an album in October of last year.

I agree regarding the Stones' newer music.

Dara said...

I guess I can't be annoyed by something that I don't know exists.

mad said...

The Stones were great. Like 50 years ago. Keither Richards looks like hell, and I guess it's no wonder.

Dara said...

Exactamundo.

Although, I have to admit that casting him as Johnny Depp's dad in the Pirates of the Carribean movie seems like a stroke of genius.

Malnurtured Snay said...

Keith Richards is retarded. Jesus Aitch!

Justin S. said...

Cracked has a list of second through tenth craziest things Keith Richards ever snorted.