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
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.
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.
Recent Music News
Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.
JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.
Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.
News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12
Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.
Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.