Rock Stars

The Tao of Keith Richards

“When I was a junkie I used to be able to play tennis with Mick, go to the toilet for a quick fix and still beat him,” Keith Richards once said. And he has many other memorable one-liners, too, all distilled in the forthcoming book What Would Keith Richards Do? Daily Affirmations From A Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor, by Jessica Pallington West. It’s a devil’s dictionary of Keithisms, but also a self-help book. Here, for example, Keith offers a little Ettiquette 101: “I’ve never turned blue in someone else’s bathroom. I consider that the height of bad manners.”