Keith Richards has encouraged his children to snort his ashes, just as he allegedly did with his own father’s ashes.
The Rolling Stones‘ guitarist made headlines in 2007 when he said to NME, “The strangest thing I’ve tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father.”
Richards added, “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.”
The musician later clarified that he had “opened my dad’s ashes and some of them blew out over the table”. He continued, “What am I gonna do? Do I desecrate them with a dustbin and broom? So I wet my finger and I shoved a little bit of Dad up me hooter. The rest of them I put round an oak tree”.
Now, Richards has said that he wants his daughters – Theodora, 30, and Alexandra, 28 – to repeat the ritual. “I’ll give them a straw,” he said, as reported by The Mirror.
Richards will release ‘Crosseyed Heart’, his first solo LP in 23 years, on September 18. Speaking about the record, Richards said, “I had no intention of making solo albums. I always thought, ‘I’m a Stones man. None shall leave!’ At the same time, we had years of spare time and I wanted to work”.
‘Crosseyed Heart’ follows Richards’ previous individual efforts ‘Main Offender’ (1992) and ‘Talk Is Cheap’ (1988).
Keith Richards recently said that The Rolling Stones could start work on a new studio album next year.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the guitarist said that he is eager to get his bandmates in the recording studio as soon as they have finished their scheduled tour dates. “I’m trying to get the Stones into the studio,” he said. “But I don’t quite honestly see it happening this year.”
He went on to add: “After we do South America in February and March , I’d love to get in the studio in April. But I know what those guys are like. When they finish a tour, they don’t want to do nothing!”