There you have it – straight from the horses mouth… er, nostrils.

After many years of speculation, [lastfm]Keith Richards [/lastfm]has finally come clean. With the release of his biography, many myths and legends of the man have been unraveled. Everything from the partying to the chicks to the road stories… it’s all there.

But one fable stood out among the others: the claim that Keith Richards snorted his father’s cremated ashes.

Furious debate rang throughout the music world. Was Keith a cannibal?

In Keith’s own delicious prose, here he explains the phenomenon:

‘There were two schools of thought. Old pro that I am, I said it was taken out of context. No denying, no¬†admitting. ‘The truth of the matter’ – read my memo to Jane Rose [Richards’ manager] when the story threatened to get out of hand – ‘is that after having Dad’s ashes in a black box for six years, because I really couldn’t bring myself to scatter him to the winds, I finally planted a sturdy English oak to spread him around. And as I took the lid off of the box, a fine spray of his ashes blew out onto the table. I couldn’t just brush him off, so I wiped my finger over it and snorted the residue. Ashes to ashes, ather to son. He is now growing oak trees and would love me for it.”

There it is – Keith Richards snorted his dad.

For more sweet, sweet stories told by “Keef” himself, check out his book, Life.

[Found underground at MusicNews]


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