Who said drugs don't rot your brain?

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    Rolling Stone 'snorted father's ashes'

    By staff and agencies
    Last Updated: 7:54pm BST 03/04/2007

    Rolling Stones wildman Keith Richards claims he snorted his own father's ashes during a drugs binge.

    Richards made the extraordinary admission in an interview with NME magazine.

    "The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," he said.

    "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 s***.

    "It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive."

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

    The 63-year-old rocker also recounted his worst drugs experience.

    "It was when someone put strychnine in my dope. 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!'," .

    But he said: "I've no pretensions about immortality - I'm the same as everyone else - same as you, same as everybody.

    "I was number one on the Who's Likely To Die list for 10 years. I mean, I was really disappointed when I fell off the list.

    "Some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral. The obit columns are of quite an interest to me these days. I don't trust doctors. It's not to say there ain't some good ones, but on a general level, no, I wouldn't trust 'em at all."

    Richards predicted that Pete Doherty could be the next drugs casualty - and told him to leave supermodel Kate Moss alone.

    "My advice for Pete Doherty is that he should shut up and leave her," he said. "I don't know the man, all I know is he's pushing his luck and there it is, but so is Kate, who I know very well.

    "Kate wants to play with bad boys, and she's done one, and then another one, and then another one. Badabing, badabang, badaboom. She'll live, the boys will die."

    And he warned rock stars not to emulate his fabled drug-taking.

    "I did it because that was the way I did it. Now people think it's a way of life," he said.

    The Rolling Stones will kick off the European leg of their A Bigger Bang tour in June.

    Last year their touring was interrupted when Richards reportedly fell out of a palm tree while on holiday in Fiji.

    But Richards said: "I wasn't climbing a tree. I was sitting on a shrub. I was sitting on that shrub again today, but I happened to fall off it the wrong way that day."

    He underwent brain surgery after the accident and revealed: "I've been trepanned. That's quite an interesting experience, especially for my brain surgeon, who saw my thoughts flying around in my brain. I've got pictures of it, mate. They cut my head, brain, skull open, went in and pulled out the crap, and put some of it back again.

    The full interview is in the new issue of NME, out tomorrow.

  2. Arnie


    Good grief!

    He looks like a character from Disney World's "Pirates of the Carribean"
  3. Not a new observation...

    <img src=http://www.earcandymag.com/stonedpirates.jpg>

  4. sheeesh...wow..that must have been one hell of a night in the picture above..holy moly..
  5. Good to see that even Keith Richards knows that a healthy nutritious breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

    Unless that's a Tequila Sunrise in his hand... whatever.
  6. Hire the bastard for the next Night of the Living Dead remake, and don't bother hiring a makeup artist.