Beefs 2010: Keith Richards Calls Mick Jagger "Unbearable" in New Memoir
Published Oct 15, 2010As promised, Keith Richards will be releasing his memoirs this month. The book is called Life, and it features some incredible quotes from the notorious Rolling Stones guitarist. Among them are a few digs aimed at Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
The Daily Mail has obtained some excerpts from the book, which features Richards casting Jagger in a rather unflattering light.
"It was the beginning of the '80s when Mick started to become unbearable," Richards reportedly writes. "'I used to love Mick, but I haven't been to his dressing room in 20 years. Sometimes I think: 'I miss my friend.' I wonder: 'where did he go?'"
Richards also writes that Jagger has a "tiny todger," adding "I know he's got an enormous pair of balls - but it doesn't quite fill the gap."
Jagger apparently read the manuscript and took no offence at the digs. He only requested that Richards remove a statement that Jagger needs a voice coach, a request that Richards ignored.
The book also features sordid tales of drug use and celebrity life, including a story about John Lennon lying on Richards's bathroom floor, saying "Don't move me - these tiles are beautiful."
Perhaps best of all is a story about Richards's first encounter with Johnny Depp. Though Depp was a friend of his son for two years, Richards didn't recognize the actor. "Then one day he was at dinner, and I'm like, 'Whoa!' Scissorhands!" he recalls.
Life will be available from Little, Brown and Company on October 26.