Wednesday 1 August 2007

Keef - The Autobiography

$7m deal for Keith Richards autobiography - RTÉ

A memoir that Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has been working on was the subject of a multi-million dollar bidding war this week... And apparently Richards has signed a deal worth over $7m with New York-based publisher Little, Brown and Co partnered with Britain's Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

The memoirs of Keef should certainly be a very interesting read. To paraphrase the late Bill Hicks, if there was a nuclear holocaust only two things would survive; cockroaches and Keith Richards... Although I do wonder what Bill would have made of that woeful Pirates cameo.

On the subject of Pirates, Jack Sparrow is a wonderful character. No question. However, for me, there has always been only one true fictional Keef. Furthermore, if this book contains but a fraction of the pathos contained hereafter then we are in for quite a read:

As an added bonus... The real Keith being interviewed by Hunter S Thompson. Earnest. Meandering.

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