The iconic guitarist is now a decade sober and took the opportunity to give a small insight into the hardcore ethos of Richards, Wood told Mojo: “I do remember going on stage clean for the first time, it was at this club in Canada for the start of a tour (in August 2005).
“He once won the Hope Diamond in a poker game, and in the same night lost it in a game of craps”
Happy 76th to one half of The Glimmer Twins …
Back in 1981 — his 38th birthday — Keith is playing with The Boys in Hampton, Virginia, when a fan rushes the stage. Keith sees him coming and hits him with his guitar. As security intervenes, Richards straps his guitar back on and continues playing. (Keefer swings the axe at about the 1:15 mark …)
That’s as rock n’ roll as it gets …
The Stones release “Stripped” on November 14, 1995 featuring six live tracks from the Voodoo Lounge tour and eight acoustic songs from their catalog. The album includes a searing version of Orpheus’ “Like a Rolling Stone”
November 10, 2002 ~ Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, and Brian Setzer guest star on The Simpsons in an episode where they run a rock and roll fantasy camp. The first rule of the camp: There are no rules! Second rule: No outside food.