That’s according to music critic Neil McCormick who said he learned of the fact on Wednesday (August 28).
“Today I learned that Keith Richards has a motorised ashtray that absorbs smoke, so his habit won’t upset Mick Jagger backstage,” part of his tweet reads.
Today I learned that Keith Richards has a motorised ashtray that absorbs smoke, so his habit won't upset Mick Jagger backstage. Also a hotel bell to summon his guitar tech. Rock n roll.
— Neil McCormick (@neil_mccormick) August 28, 2019
It’s seemingly to keep things amicable between the bandmembers, since Jagger does not smoke.
Additionally, The Telegraph critic wrote that Richards uses a hotel bell to summon his guitar technician.
Although Richards, 76, continues to smoke, he revealed in December 2018 that he’d given up alcohol.
He told Rolling Stone at the time that he had curbed his drinking for “about a year now”, revealing that he “pulled the plug on it. I got fed up with it.” However, the guitarist conceded that still has “a glass of wine occasionally, and a beer”.
“It was time to quit,” Richards said. “Just like all the other stuff.” Asked if it had been an adjustment, he quipped: “You can call it that, yeah. But I don’t notice any difference really – except for I don’t drink. I wasn’t feeling [right]. I’ve done it. I didn’t want that anymore.”
They released a compilation album, ‘Honk’, in April this year.