Keith Richards says that—reported denials aside—he did indeed snort his father’s ashes. The Rolling Stones sideman revealed in an interview yesterday that media reports had mixed up the story, and that he’d only meant to deny mixing the remains with a popular opiate. “I said I chopped him up like cocaine, not with,” he clarified.
The craggy guitarist says his paternal fix started as an accident. “I pulled the lid off [the urn] and out comes a bit of dad on the dining room table. I'm going, 'I can't use the brush and dustpan for this',” he recalled. "What I found out is that ingesting your ancestors is a very respectable way of...y'know, he went down a treat."