April 04, 2007

"I never inhaled," although in a slightly different context.

Richards denies snorting his dad's ashes

LONDON (AP) Keith Richards was joking when he claimed to have snorted his father's ashes along with cocaine, a spokesman said Wednesday.

"It was an off-the-cuff remark, a joke, and it is not true. File under April Fool's joke," said Bernard Doherty of LD Communications, which represents the Rolling Stones. [...]

Whatever. I kinda doubt it started out as an April Fool's joke when he said it, given the lead time on print articles, but I suppose it gives him a plausible excuse. Though I'm at a loss to figure out why this particular remark would cause him to issue a retraction--I can't say I was particularly shocked by it, whether it turns out it is or isn't or might be true. If Keith Richards wanted to shock me, he'd have to become a Catholic priest for the rest of his life.

(Of course, that whole vampires vs. crosses thing would probably make that kinda difficult.)

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 4, 2007 10:17 AM