That’s one of the things children’s book author Keith Richards told Matt Lauer this morning on the Today show. The Rolling Stones guitarist’s tome Gus & Me, about the major formative influence played by grandfather “Gus,” is out today. The book is 32 pages long, with illustrations provided by Richards’ 29-year-old daughter Theodora.
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Get ready to hear a lot about All Access: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Photography of Ken Regan, a brand new must-have coffee table book with a forward written by Keith Richards.
Sixteen photos from the October 18 release are being teased this week at RollingStone.com, while New York based Canadian newspaper correspondent Marie-Joelle Parent has posted a seductive lead-in to her forthcoming interview with Regan. In her piece, Parent reveals Regan’s all-time favorite photo (of Bob Dylan) and excerpts his memorable recollection of a Material Girl LA moment:
“I arrived at four a.m. and checked into the Mondrian hotel… As the elevator doors were closing, I lunged to open them and get in. Inside the car, judging by her trashy/chic style, was what I thought to be someone resembling a hooker. She got off on my floor and went to the end of the hallway. I went the other way.”
The wonderful website PopMatters.com recently caught up with Santiago, Chile based journalist and author Jonathan Franklin (pictured) for the latest in its series “20 Questions.” His new book, 33 Men, is all about the rescued Chilean miners.
Right off the bat, in answer to question #1, Franklin recounts the tears of laughter he shed while reading recollections by Keith Richards in Life of an overly talkative parrot. He also shares this bit of cheeky airport behavior:
“I must look like Hugh Laurie, as I was swarmed in Los Angeles International Airport by Japanese schoolgirls who thought I was him. I even signed autographs as Dr. House. When I go to weddings, they think Laurie showed up. I should ambush one of his award ceremonies and make a mad acceptance speech on his behalf.”
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones recently suggested in his autobiography “Life” that band mate Mick Jagger wasn’t exactly well-endowed. Not so, says legendary groupie Pamela des Barres of the geriatric rock star:
Despite my admiration for the pirate of the group, I beg to differ with Keith on the sexual prowess of his lead singer, Sir Mick Jagger. In all ways (including size, thank you) and on several occasions I got plenty of Satisfaction. The todger isn’t tiny after all, dolls. And you can trust the world’s most famous groupie!
Fun For The Kids And Mom And (Snort) Dad, Too! Disney is apparently not as amused as the rest of us by Keith Richards’ little gag-inducing gag.
Thetan-less Place On Earth: Dennis Rice is leaving Walt Disney Co. to join Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner at UA, saying the duo’s vision “is nothing less than pioneering a new approach to moviemaking.” We wanted to hear him say more, but Cruise whisked Rice away, locked him up in his compound and hooked him up to an ultrasound machine.
Wow. NME, the revered British rock ‘zine, created a firestorm after its report that our favorite walking corpse, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, once snorted his father’s ashes. The revelation promptyed a classic pun-y Post headline:
NME insists the quote is no April Fool’s joke:
“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.”
Richards’ reps say he made the comments in “jest.” Yes, that’s exactly what one says in jest.
Here’s the full transcript.