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Exclusive: Keith Richards - 'I snorted my dad's ashes'

The Rolling Stones legend talks to NME

Keith Richards The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones’ guitar legend Keith Richards has revealed that he once snorted a line of his own dad’s ashes.

Speaking exclusively in this week’s NME, the star, notorious for his decades of substance abuse, admitted he gave his old man a unique send off after his cremation.

He said: “The strangest thing I’ve 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.”

Also in this week’s NME, we got the story of My Chemical Romance’s recent UK arena tour in their own words and pictures, and we get Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis’ reaction to the news in last week’s NME that Noel Gallagher wants to play the festival.

Plus the artwork for the new Arctic Monkeys artwork is explained, we run the rule over the new Bright Eyes album and catch The Horrors live.


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