Rolling Stones sax player Bobby Keys claims to have caused the incident in his new book
Keith Richards once shot a golf ball with his pistol – after the unwanted ball had landed in his breakfast, according to a new autobiography.
Richards apparently got trigger-happy while on tour with The Rolling Stones in the 1990s, when the band were staying at a hotel with an adjoining golf course. The band’s sax player Bobby Keys claims to have caused the incident in his new autobiography Every Day Is Saturday Night.
Keys writes: “When I hit my ball it hooked into the trees, ricocheted – and landed smack dab in the middle of his breakfast. So he shot it. He’s standing there on his patio with a pistol in his hand and smoke coming out of the muzzle. He was holding this smoking shell that used to be my golf ball. He said: ‘That’s a ten-stroke fucking penalty, and if you ever do it again I’ll do the same to you! You ruined my fucking breakfast!. He was getting ready to eat his eggs Benedict.”
Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones have recently hinted that they could play more live shows in 2013. Speaking after their brief run of gigs at the end of last year (2012), Richards said: “It would be dopey to bring things up to this level and say, ‘Well, that’s that, 50 years, bye-bye.'”
Richards has also admitted that he is open to the idea of headlining Glastonbury this year, telling NME recently: “If it could happen, I’d love to.”