Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Keith Richards: “Life” available today

Keith Richards' new autobiography, “Life,” hits stores today.

Here’s the promo blurb from Keith’s publishers:

“A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his own mind, and done his own thing.

Reluctant outlaw, rock 'n' roll's unparalleled hellraiser, and one of the greatest guitar gods of all time, Keith Richards has forged a life that most of us can only imagine--and often envy. And amazingly he's lived to tell about it. Now, at last, in his own words, the ultimate rock Icon gives us the definitive rock autobiography.

In Life, in his own raw, fierce voice, the man himself tells about life lived fast and hard in the creative hurricane--from his early days as a young boy growing up in a council estate, listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, to taking the guitar to its absolute limit and joining forces with Mick Jagger to form The Rolling Stones.

With unflinching honesty, he reveals all the highs and lows of rock 'n' roll, from the meteoric rise to fame and the notorious drug busts to the women, drinking, and heroin addiction that made him infamous. The living legend chronicles how he created the revolutionary, high-octane riffs that defined "Gimme Shelter" and "Honky Tonk Woman," his affair with the equally infamous Anita Pallenberg (the mother of three of his children), and the tragic death of Brian Jones. From falling in love with Patti Hansen to his tumultuous relationship with Mick, we follow Keef on the ultimate road trip we have all longed to know more about--of an unfettered, fearless, on-the-edge life lived to the fullest.”

This Friday, Keith will be making a rare public appearance for an interview session with Rolling Stone editor Anthony DeCurtis at the New York Public Library (see link below for details).

Keith's pal, Johnny Depp, is the voice for the audiobook version of "Life."

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hennemusic has been following the book’s release for months; if you want to get up to speed on how things have shaped up in Keithville, here’s some stories you may be interested in…

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Keith Richards – Wicked As It Seems (1992)

Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos – Take It So Hard
Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA – February 13, 1993

Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos – Time Is On My Side
Sporthalle - Cologne, Germany - November 29, 1992

Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos – Before They Make Me Run
Sporthalle - Cologne, Germany - November 29, 1992