Keith Richards tell all life story Life has become one of the best selling rock biographies, selling more than a million copies since it’s release. The book was made available in October 2010, and has been snapped up my Rolling Stone fans and music fans alike, eager to read about the legendary rock stars unprecedented life.
The book covers Richards early years as a young kid growing up in the less well-off parts of England, to the highs and lows with one of the greatest rock bands ever and his bumpy relationship with Mick Jagger. He spills it all!
“People say ‘why don’t you give it up?’ I don’t think they quite understand. I’m not doing it just for the money, or for you. I’m doing it for me.” Keith Richards posts on his website.
Having been paid a $7 million advance for the book, Richards has also been juggling other projects which include working with songwriter/producer Steve Jordan on a new X-pensive Winos album, a collective for his solo material.
The guitarist also recently showed his kindness by helping out an Isle Of Wight radio station that was struck by lightning! Angel Radio’s transmitter was damaged back in July and apparently Richards sent a £3000 check to help with the repair. The station broadcasts pre-1969 music on the small island that is located directly off England’s south coast.
Check out the synopsis for Keith Richards biography, Life and take a look at the rockstar’s solo single Wicked As It Seems below.
Life Synopsis: A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his own mind, and done his own thing.
Reluctant outlaw, rock ‘n’ roll’s unparalleled hellraiser, and one of the greatest guitar gods of all time, Keith Richards has forged a life that most of us can only imagine–and often envy. And amazingly he’s lived to tell about it. Now, at last, in his own words, the ultimate rock Icon gives us the definitive rock autobiography.
In Life, in his own raw, fierce voice, the man himself tells about life lived fast and hard in the creative hurricane–from his early days as a young boy growing up in a council estate, listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, to taking the guitar to its absolute limit and joining forces with Mick Jagger to form The Rolling Stones.
With unflinching honesty, he reveals all the highs and lows of rock ‘n’ roll, from the meteoric rise to fame and the notorious drug busts to the women, drinking, and heroin addiction that made him infamous. The living legend chronicles how he created the revolutionary, high-octane riffs that defined “Gimme Shelter” and “Honky Tonk Woman,” his affair with the equally infamous Anita Pallenberg (the mother of three of his children), and the tragic death of Brian Jones. From falling in love with Patti Hansen to his tumultuous relationship with Mick, we follow Keef on the ultimate road trip we have all longed to know more about–of an unfettered, fearless, on-the-edge life lived to the fullest.
You can grab a copy of Keith Richards Life at Amazon.
Keith Richartds – Wicked As It Seems