Thursday, April 5, 2007

Cr@zy Keith Richards

Well... he's at it again. At least in spirit.

On Thursday, Disney execs announced that Keith Richards will not be permitted to promote the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie, in which Richards was set to play Teague Sparrow, Jack Sparrow's father. The cause for their excitement?

In a recent interview for NME magazine, the Stone told interviewers, after being prompted, that the strangest thing he'd ever tried to snort was his father.
"The strangest thing I've ever tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father. He was cremated, and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared; he didn't give a shit. It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive."
Well now... isn't that special?

After hearing this, Disney execs decided Richards was a little too "unpredictable" to promote the "family" movie, despite objections by his PR Company. Representative Brad Doherty has said:
"It was an off-the-cuff remark, a joke, and it is not true. File under 'April Fool's Joke'."
Richards has also admittedly posted his rebuttal on the Rolling Stones' website, in which he tells that his father's ashes were actually buried underneath a 'sturdy English oak tree', and that he was simply making an analogy for his closeness with his father.

Funny, how this only brings to mind the words of the great Denis Leary, with which I will now leave you:
"I was reading an interview with Keith Richards in a magazine and in the interview Keith Richards intimated that kids should not do drugs. Keith Richards! Says that kids should not do drugs! Keith, we can't do any more drugs because you already f****ng did them all, alright! There's none left! We have to wait 'till you die and smoke your ashes! Jesus Christ! Talk about the pot and the f****n' kettle."
Information compiled from:
* News.com.au
* Denis Leary - No Cure For Cancer