Tuesday, December 23, 2014

VIDEO: Keith Richards shares holiday greetings

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is sharing his holiday greetings for fans in a newly-released video.

“To everybody… have a good one,” says Keith. “Happy holidays and we’ll see you next year.”

The Stones wrapped up their 14 On Fire tour in New Zealand last month, shows that were rescheduled from this past spring following the sudden passing of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott; she committed suicide in her New York apartment on March 17.

The band suffered a second loss following the end of the trek, as longtime saxophonist Bobby Keys died on December 2 from cirrhosis at the age of 70.

A native of Texas, Keys met the Stones at the San Antonio Teen Fair in 1964. The sax man first appeared on the band’s classic 1969 album, “Let It Bleed”, and performed on every Stones tour since 1970.

Keys played on the group’s 14 On Fire tour, but missed the final leg in Australia and New Zealand due to health issues.

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