Country music suffered a tremendous loss last Friday (April 26), when the legendary George Jones passed away at the age of 81. But more than a Nashville icon, Jones was a friend and inspiration to many -- including Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who penned a eulogy for Jones that was released in time for his funeral service yesterday (May 2).
The Allman Brothers Band closed out the opening night of Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival on Friday (April 12) with a titanic six-song set, highlighted by 'Whipping Post.' Not to be outdone, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones then dropped by for Saturday night's festival finale.
It's no secret that Keith Richards has over-indulged in drugs throughout his life. The rocker has been the subject of a rampant rumor that just won't go away, claiming he was so desperate to get clean from heroin for a European tour in 1973 that he went to clinic in Switzerland and had all of his blood replaced with clean blood. But the guitarist has denied the story, saying he made it up be