In this month’s Blender magazine Keith Richards answers a fan’s email:
Can you clear up once and for all the thing about snorting your dad’s ashes- I’ve seen you quoted as saying that you did, then that you didn’t and then recently that you did. Which is it?
Richards’ Reply: It’s about halfway in between. You want the latest story? All right, all right. I opened my dad’s ashes, and some of them blew out over the table, just because of the suction of the lid- you know what I mean? And I no longer do cocaine- I’m not allowed to since I broke my head open, otherwise I’d be right in, baby! Nothing stops the old snorter! But I can’t do it; I don’t do it. I looked at my dad’s ashes down there and- what am I gonna do? Do I desecrate them with a dustbin and broom? So I wet me finger, and I shoved a little bit of Dad up me hooter. The rest of them I put round an oak tree, which is coming up a treat. And I’m sure he’s still blessin’ me.