So the reality of the situation is that Keith Richards DID NOT snort his father’s ashes cut with cocaine.
The dad-snorting story, she explained, was, quote, “said in jest … [I] can’t believe anyone took [it] seriously.”
But just days ago he was singing a different tune, although apparently in jest:
“The strangest thing I’ve tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father,” the 63-year-old guitarist was quoted as saying.
“He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared … It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive.”
The whole thing reeks of irony stretching all the way back to Denis Leary’s 1992 masterpiece, No Cure for Cancer:
I recently read an interview in Rolling Stone, where he advocated that people should not do drugs, KEITH RICHARDS said that we should not do drugs. Keith, we can’t do anymore drugs, BECAUSE YOU ALREADY FUCKIN’ DID THEM ALL! There’s none left, we have to wait until you die so we can smoke you’re ashes, alright!
It’s sort of sad that “Keef” would crib from Leary, but it’s also pretty incredible that folks believed the joke.