Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rolling Stones: Keith Richards communicates by fax

It’s not smoke signals, but in 2011, it’s close.

Keith Richards’ preferred mode of communication these days with his fellow Rolling Stones is via fax.

Guitarist Ronnie Wood tells about the challenge that presents. "Keith, he still communicates through fax, no other way but a fax,” says Wood. “That's why I never hear much from him, because I ain't got a fax machine.”

When it does happen, though, it could be important.

“It's fantastic, you get a message from Keith on a fax,” says Ronnie. “You get 'I don't know when, I don't know where, just get ready. Love, Keith'. It means we may be touring sometime in the next decade, I don't know.”

Ronnie, 63, is a huge fan of technology and even carries around spare phones in case his main one fails.

“[I] do have about three old Nokias that sort of operate without a sim card, you know, its fantastic, I just swap the sim card in various areas. I've got my iPhone, which is my main thing, and lots of spares,” he says. “You can get me on Twitter, too.”

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