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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Keith Richards Just Won't Quit


Every time there's news of Keith Richards or his fellow Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger, there's a general sense of amazement that they're still kicking. They're the Energizer Bunnies of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. Richards, rock legend, decades-long party animal and inspiration for Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow, has to be the biggest badass over the age of 60. And he's still going strong.

Richards recently teamed up with rock enigma Jack White to record a few tracks. White is a founding member of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and his latest project The Dead Weather. Will the tracks he recorded with Richards lead to a White/Stones collaboration in the future? Let's hope so. But according to Rolling Stone magazine, Richards has only said that the two are "in touch."

In addition to his efforts to get the Stones together to record a new album, Richards is working on an autobiography. The book is slated to come out some time in 2010. He and Jagger are also working on a deluxe edition of 1972's Exile on Main Street.

What is Mr. White up to, you ask? He's touring with The Dead Weather, the band he formed with The Kills' Alison Mosshart earlier this year. They released their first album, Horehound, in July. They'll play the Tabernacle in ATL on October 2.

-Kristen Callihan
currently listening to "Come Back Margaret" by Camera Obscura

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