Rolling Stone Keith Richards finally tells all — or almost all– in a new memoir that provides some eye-opening insight into the world of rock and roll in the 60s and 70s, including the size of Mick’s member.
That’s when the Rolling Stones reigned as one of the hottest acts in music. It wasn’t all smooth sailing, but the myths are almost as large as the truth, he writes.
Richards received around $6 million as an advance for the book, titled “Life” and struck deals with Rolling Stone magazine and the Times of London to print excerpts. It’s perhaps the most widely anticipated rock and roll book in decades.
He reveals his perspective on his on-again, off-again relationship with frontman Mick Jagger, the women they fought over … and even Jagger’s alleged sexual shortcomings, according to the pre-publication publicity.
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Formost in the book is Richards revelations about bandmate Jagger.
Although their collaborations are epic in the history of music, they had a love-hate relationship that exists to this day.
As the band’s popularity soared, Richards says Mick Jagger eventually became “unbearable,”
He says he often mock Jagger with the titles like “Your Majesty” and “Brenda.” or that “bitch Brenda’ in front of other bandmates.
“We’ve had our beefs but, hey, who doesn’t? You try and keep something together for 50 years.”
Yet he admits that he has not been to Jagger’s dressing room in 20 years.
Jagger was apparently “peeved” about one or two things when he read an advance copy of the book, but the author refused to remove anything, saying the ‘truth’ was more important.
“I think it opened his eyes a bit, actually. The bit he wanted taken out was how he used a voice coach. He was like, “You know, could we leave that out?” And I went, ‘No! I’m trying to say the truth here.'”
He says that Richards’s girlfriend Anita Pallenberg told him Jagger was less than endowed and “had no fun with the tiny todger.”