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Keith Richards Slams Pretty Much Everyone

'Rolling Stones' guitarist has words for rock and roll, metal, rap...

(Newser) - Keith Richards, tell us what you really think. The Rolling Stones guitarist didn't hold back during a recent interview with the New York Daily News :
  • On rock and roll (presumably, rock and roll not played by the Rolling Stones): "It sounds like a dull thud to me. For
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Keith Richards: Sgt. Pepper Was 'Mishmash of Rubbish'

Much like Satanic Majesties , he says

(Newser) - Surviving members of the Beatles, you now have beef with the Rolling Stones—or at least with Keith Richards, who disses 1967's landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in an interview with Esquire .
  • "The Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles," he says. "
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Keith Richards Writing Book for Kids

'Gus & Me' celebrates his grandfather

(Newser) - Keith Richards is 70 now and a grandfather five times over, so maybe the idea of the Stones' guitarist writing a kids' book isn't as jarring as it once might have been. Richards is writing an homage to his own grandfather in Gus & Me: The Story of My ... More »

12 Stars Who’ve Insured Body Parts

Heidi Klum's legs: $2.2M

(Newser) - When you're a celebrity, certain body parts may be a bit more valuable to you than they are to a normal person. So why not insure them? The Frisky rounds up a dozen stars who have done just that:
  • Troy Polamalu: The NFL star's famous hair landed him
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Stones Rock Secret $20 Paris Show

Mick Jagger and co. 'warm up' for big London, NYC concerts

(Newser) - To see the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary shows in London and New York, fans are shelling out at least $150 per ticket—but a lucky few hundred got to see a $20 "warm-up" gig in Paris yesterday. The band tweeted that tickets would be sold hours before the doors... More »

Rocking at 50: Stones to Tour Again

Mick Jagger and the gang announce 4 dates in US, UK

(Newser) - You can't always get what you want—but if your desire is to attend a Rolling Stones concert this might be your lucky day. The legendary band said today it would return to the stage this year with four concerts in Britain and the US. The shows will take... More »

Rolling Stones Mark 50 Years Since First Gig

Band still meeting for rehearsals, Keith says

(Newser) - They may have gathered a little moss, but they're still around: The Rolling Stones played their first gig 50 years ago today at London's Marquee Club, notes the Hollywood Reporter . Their first hit, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," came a year later. To... More »

Keith Richards Wins Distinguished Memoir Prize

Bill Clinton introduces Mailer Prize-winning Rolling Stone

(Newser) - In a scene that would have made a lot of people in the '60s think they were tripping, Keith Richards stood before a highbrow crowd at a Manhattan hotel last night to accept the Mailer Prize for Distinguished Biography. The Rolling Stones guitarist joked, chuckled, and swore as he... More »

McCartney: Rolling Stones Envied Us

All the Beatles could sing, he points out, but Stones relied on Jagger

(Newser) - Who’s on top in the epic Rolling Stones-Beatles rivalry? According to possibly-biased Paul McCartney, even the Stones agreed that the Beatles were better in at least one way. “I talked to Keith Richards recently … well, a couple of years ago, and his take on it was: ‘... More »

Keith Richards' Kid Busted for Drugs, Graffiti

Theodora Richards, 25, arrested for writing on NYC convent wall: cops

(Newser) - Theodora Richards is in trouble with the law, although she's got a long way to go before she can match her dad's arrest record. The 25-year-old daughter of Keith Richards and Patti Hansen appeared in court in New York City yesterday on drug and graffiti charges, reports the BBC . The... More »

Chivalry Isn't Dead: It Lives in ... Keith Richards

Maureen Dowd likes the rock star's treatment of women

(Newser) - In the midst of what she sees as a lousy—in fact, downright misogynistic—year for women, Maureen Dowd finds salvation in an unlikely source: Keith Richards. His "chivalrous voice" comes through in his new autobiography, in which he recalls the teenage groupies who threw themselves at the group... More »

Keith Richards Belittles Jagger's ... Manhood

Mick's got a 'tiny todger,' strummer writes in new book

(Newser) - Size does matter ... as evidenced by the ever-larger rift cracking open between Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Richards claims in his new autobiography, Life, that the strutting Stone isn't the most well endowed guy on the block. But what he lacks downstairs he makes up for in ego, claims Richards,... More »

50th-Anniversary Tour Will Be Rolling Stones' Last

60-something musicians want to go out on top

(Newser) - The Rolling Stones are planning a 50th-anniversary tour that will also serve as a farewell tour, the Daily Mail reports. "They want to bow out on top of their game, and not short-change their fans," a source says of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood—... More »

Rolling Stones Issue Unheard Exile Track

'Plundered My Soul' is a 'new' release from 1972

(Newser) - The Speakeasy blog at the Wall Street Journal is pretty excited about the Rolling Stones' release of an unheard track from the 1970s. "Plundered My Soul" didn't make the cut for the seminal Exile on Main Street album of 1972, but it will be part of the reissue next... More »

Get Your Own Keith Richards Skull Ring

Courts and Hackett replica crafted from same skull

(Newser) - Keith Richards' skull ring has become synonymous with the rock legend, often imitated but never duplicated. Courts and Hackett, the company that made the original, is finally offering a new line of rings based on the same skull used as a model for Richards' ring—that's right, folks, a real... More »

Celebrity Body Parts and Other Wacky Insurance Policies

Dolly Parton's boobs are insured for a cool $600K

(Newser) - Health insurance may be the topic of the day, but it's so boring. The Business Insider takes a look at the wacky side of the industry, which mainly includes celebs insuring their body parts for millions of dollars. And some extraterrestrial stuff. Here goes:
  1. Heidi Klum's legs: The model's right
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Ten Pre-Kanye Stage Rushes

West even makes the list with a pre-Taylor Swift intrusion

(Newser) - Kanye West is only the latest celebrity to invade the stage and rain on someone else’s parade. The Daily Mirror runs down 10 other notable moments, from funny to tragic:
  1. Keith Richards: Famously guitar-chopped a fan who rushed the stage.
  2. Noel Gallagher: On-stage shove left him with three broken
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Top Sexiest Ugly People

(Newser) - There's pretty, and there's ugly, but there's also sexy ugly. Nerve runs down the "sexiest ugly people alive." The top 5, in reverse order:
  • Paul Giamatti: "Somebody's got to say no to firm jaw lines and six-pack abs, and no one does it with Giamatti's panache."
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50 Top Pop Brainiacs

Lennon, Marley, Berry rock on

(Newser) - "Towering natural abilities" and "exceptional creative powers" infuse the most memorable music of generations, forged by Blender's top 50 pop-music geniuses. The top 10:
  1. Bob Dylan: Each of his brave self-reinventions is "an authentic American original."
  2. John Lennon: "His drive pushed the Beatles from a
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Keith Riffs on 'Boinky' Groupies, Sexy Mick

Jagger's 'excruciating campness' gets a dig in wide-ranging GQ sit-down

(Newser) - Rolling Stones mummy Keith Richards is still kicking, and GQ got him talking about—what else?—sex, drugs and rock 'n roll in his Manhattan "office" while he downed a vodka on the rocks. Richards doesn't debunk any myths, certainly. "It wasn't just boinky-boinky" with the groupies, he... More »

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