Music Gear News
Part time maniac Keith Richards
Keith Richards "can be" a "maniac", but does as he is told at home.
The Rolling Stones guitarist said reports of his wild lifestyle - which has seen him arrested on drugs charges numerous times in the 60s and 70s, and he is even rumoured to have snorted his dead father's ashes, - are overblown, and although he has a crazy streak, most of the time he remains fairly straight.
He said: "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.
"When I'm at home I do as I'm told. 'Yes darling, no darling', like any other guy.
"But I know there's a streak in me that, given the opportunity, will show you what Keith can do."
Keith - who is an avid reader and collector of books in his private life - added that he doesn't feel any need to qualify any rock 'n' roll myths about him, and never plays up to the character of himself portrayed by the media.
He said: "I've never felt driven to live up to this image they've made of me. That's a mug's game, a sucker shot. But I don't mind using it occasionally."
It was recently reported Keith had given up alcohol, after seeing the damage it has done to his bandmate Ronnie Wood, although he later said: "The rumors of my sobriety are greatly exaggerated.
"And we'll leave it at that."Posted on 28 Apr 2010 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".
The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.
The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.
Recent Music News
In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC
With a stunning finish and one of a kind tone, the Natal Cafe Racer shell packs are an exciting foundation for professional drummers of almost any genre.
Old Blood Noise Endeavors EQ and Buffer, Headphone Amp and AB/Y Switcher have landed. Rugged and road ready, this trio promise get the most out of your guitar.
The ROLI Loop BLOCK, Lightpad BLOCK and Live BLOCK are now available for purchase at Gear4music. A revelation in your creativity, make music wherever you are.
Those who purchase a copy of Superior Drummer 2 are eligible for any SDX completely free. Additionally, Superior Drummer 2 Crossgrade is available heavily reduced.
Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!