It's often been said that the only two things that will survive a nuclear war are cockroaches and Keith Richards. However, it's possible that the Rolling Stones guitarist might not be in good enough health to tour in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary this year, as had been reported last month.
When you've toured as much as the Rolling Stones, it can be really hard to differentiate one show from another. But the band's gig on Dec. 18, 1981, in Hampton, Virginia — now available as 'Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981),' the second official Stones concert bootleg — was certainly memorable for Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
While we wait for definitive word on whether the Rolling Stones will celebrate their 50th anniversary by going on tour this year, we can content ourselves with the band's ongoing series of 'official bootleg' releases -- and at least one of the band members is hitting the stage in the near future: Keith Richards, who's performing at a benefit in honor of recently deceased guitar legend Hubert Sumlin.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is currently recovering from surgery. But before you get all worried about the legendary axeman and his health, realize that he underwent a relatively minor and routine procedure -- having laser eye surgery to correct his deteriorating vision. At 68 years of age, Richards, now also a best-selling author, had been dealing with his vision breaking down for quite some time now.
When it comes to rock 'n' roll royalty, few artists are revered more than Rolling Stones guitarist
Keith Richards. So we were a little nervous about including him on a look-alikes feature with King Tut's Grandma, someone who's been dead for thousands of years, but you tell us - do the photos lie?
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are picking up the full expenses of electric blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin's funeral. Sumlin, the guitarist for Howlin' Wolf, passed away of heart failure on Dec. 4 and was one of the last great Chicago blues artists. Sumlin was a formative influence on the Rolling Stones -- particularly Richards, who played on Sumlin's 'About Them Shoes,' released in 2006.
They might be the Glimmer Twins, but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have never gone too long without being at each others' throats -- and these days, their latest row is threatening to scupper plans for a 50th anniversary celebration for the Rolling Stones. There's still a chance that things could work out, however -- and fans should know more after Jagger and Richards meet up to try and iron out their differences next month.