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March 11, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
"Keith Richards" and "children's book" may sound like the starting point for a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, but in fact the Rolling Stones songwriter and lead guitarist, who delivered a bestselling memoir in 2011 with “Life,” is now set to write a children's book slated to publish in September. “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar” will be a collaboration between Richards and his daughter, Theodora Richards, who is supplying the illustrations for the picture book that relates the story of Keith's introduction to music by his grandfather, Theodore Augusts Dupree, who had played in a jazz big band.
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March 12, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Kindergartners of the world, prepare to rock: Keith Richards is going to publish a children's book. “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar,” will be published in September, by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in the United States. Richards recently became a grandfather for the fifth time. His own grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, known as “Gus,” was in a jazz big band and is the namesake of Richards' daughter, Theodora Dupree Richards, the Bookseller writes . Theodora Richards' pen-and-ink collages will illustrate the book.
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March 12, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Kindergartners of the world, prepare to rock: Keith Richards is going to publish a children's book. “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar,” will be published in September, by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in the United States. Richards recently became a grandfather for the fifth time. His own grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, known as “Gus,” was in a jazz big band and is the namesake of Richards' daughter, Theodora Dupree Richards, the Bookseller writes . Theodora Richards' pen-and-ink collages will illustrate the book.
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March 11, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
"Keith Richards" and "children's book" may sound like the starting point for a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, but in fact the Rolling Stones songwriter and lead guitarist, who delivered a bestselling memoir in 2011 with “Life,” is now set to write a children's book slated to publish in September. “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar” will be a collaboration between Richards and his daughter, Theodora Richards, who is supplying the illustrations for the picture book that relates the story of Keith's introduction to music by his grandfather, Theodore Augusts Dupree, who had played in a jazz big band.
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October 28, 2010 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
"Life," Keith Richards' 500-plus-page autobiography, is a life story remarkably short on life stories — or at least the sort we might expect. Partly, of course, that's a matter of memory. "The ultimate party," Richards writes, "if it's any good, you can't remember it. You get these brief vignettes of what you did. " But even more, it has to do with intention, with what Richards wants to say about his myth. He is, after all, the very model of the rock star bad boy: drug addict, bluesman, libertine.
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August 8, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Over the course of five seasons, AMC's meth-dealing drama "Breaking Bad" has gradually built a devoted following of passionate fans -- including Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards. Tuesday on "Conan," creator Vince Gilligan said he'd "heard through the grapevine" that the famously resilient guitarist is an admirer of the Emmy-winning series. Conan O'Brien suggested that Richards, who certainly knows a thing or two about living dangerously, would fit right in to the "Breaking Bad" universe.
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May 23, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Keith Richards has returned to the United States after being treated for a head injury in New Zealand, his publicist said Monday. "He is feeling great, happy to be home and looking forward to getting back on the road with the Rolling Stones next month," according to a statement from LD Communications in London. The 62-year-old guitarist was injured April 27 in Fiji. News reports have variously claimed that he fell out of a palm tree or from a jet ski.
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August 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has demanded an apology from Swedish newspapers for their scathing reviews of the group's performance in the country this month. Tabloids Expressen and Aftonbladet gave thumbs down to the Aug. 3 concert at Ullevi stadium in Goteborg, with Expressen suggesting Richards was "superdrunk" on stage. "This is a first!" the 63-year-old rock star wrote in a letter published by Stockholm daily Dagens Nyheter. "Never before have I risen to the bait of a bad review.
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April 16, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
The 50th anniversary of t he Rolling Stones' birth in 1962 has had no shortage of commemorative activities: Last year the group was the subject of a retrospective film documentary, a triple CD survey of their recorded output and a handful of celebratory concerts in England and northeastern U.S. The celebration extends into 2013 with a slate of shows on the 50 and Counting tour due to get underway May 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles -...
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March 31, 1991
If there's anything as certain as a live album after a Rolling Stones tour, it's another round of interviews by Mick and Keith to promote the album. In contrast to the increasingly reclusive nature of such American superstar-class pop and rock stars as Michael (Billion Dollar) Jackson, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Prince, the Stones continue to hit the publicity trail.
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July 29, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
The first time I met Mick Farren - who died in London over the weekend at age 69, after collapsing during a performance by his band the Deviants - was in his apartment in West Hollywood. This was during the 1990s, and we were both working for the Los Angeles Reader, the late lamented alt weekly where I was book editor and he was a columnist. The Reader was a great place to work; the pay was virtually non-existent, but you could write whatever you wanted, which was the main reason Farren had come on board.
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June 25, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
The Rolling Stones wrapped the U.S. leg of its 50 and Counting tour Monday in Washington D.C., concluding without any special guests this time, although Lenny Kravitz was in the house and went backstage for a visit with guitarist Ron Wood. It was a very different scene than the group's first performance in the nation's capital 48 years ago. “Washington has a lot of memories for me,” Mick Jagger told the audience early in the set. “We first came here in 1965. Lady Bird Johnson was the first lady, she always came to our shows.” PHOTOS: Rolling Stones through the decades As on most of the stops on the tour that opened May 3 in Los Angeles , former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor joined with Jagger, Wood, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Darryl Jones on “Midnight Rambler.” On Monday night, he also came onstage for "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and returned during the encore to add his licks to “(I Can't Get No)
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May 4, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
The first measures heard at  Staples Center as the Rolling Stones began their 26th (give or take) concert in Los Angeles didn't include Keith Richards' riffs, Mick Jagger's sweet falsetto, Ron Wood's delicate guitar lines or Charlie Watts' snare snaps. Rather, the boom of the UCLA Marching Band, streaming in through the middle of the crowd in its formal blues while the sound system brass-blasted “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,” announced the arrival of the world's oft-greatest rock band into Los Angeles, and the commencement of its 50 and Counting tour of North America.
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April 16, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
The 50th anniversary of t he Rolling Stones' birth in 1962 has had no shortage of commemorative activities: Last year the group was the subject of a retrospective film documentary, a triple CD survey of their recorded output and a handful of celebratory concerts in England and northeastern U.S. The celebration extends into 2013 with a slate of shows on the 50 and Counting tour due to get underway May 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles -...
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October 15, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
What do Keith Richards and Margaret Atwood have in common? Machine-generated signatures, if one fan's investigation into her signed copy of Richard's "Life" is correct. A fan who purchased an autographed copy of Richard's memoir has posted that the book was signed using an Autopen , not by the musician himself, Spinner reports. The fan writes that document examiners using "high powered magnification" concluded it was an Autopen signature due to "size, spacing, pen pressure, ink flow, etc. " The Autopen website boasts its machines "provide high quality signature replication with any common pen, pencil, or marker.
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August 8, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Over the course of five seasons, AMC's meth-dealing drama "Breaking Bad" has gradually built a devoted following of passionate fans -- including Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards. Tuesday on "Conan," creator Vince Gilligan said he'd "heard through the grapevine" that the famously resilient guitarist is an admirer of the Emmy-winning series. Conan O'Brien suggested that Richards, who certainly knows a thing or two about living dangerously, would fit right in to the "Breaking Bad" universe.
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December 16, 1988 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
Hold everything. Could it just be that this celebrated Keith Richards-Mick Jagger feud was just a h-o-a-x? Is it possible these cagey rock veterans got together--in the true spirit of Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant--and decided a couple of years ago that the threat of never again working together would make our hearts grow fonder for another Rolling Stones tour?
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October 15, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Disarmingly candid, charmingly cantankerous and yet not at all impolite, Keith Richards--who, with the rest of the Rolling Stones, last year signed a mammoth deal with Virgin Records--is probably the wealthiest man alive with whom even the lowliest commoner would feel completely at home in a smoke-filled beer bar. Not that commoners or anyone else are likely to spot Richards, 48, hanging out much these days.
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December 5, 2010
It used to be easier to pick out music for your tune-obsessed relatives. There were far fewer releases than there are now, and unless it was a hot album, chances are good that with enough research one could find sounds desired yet unpurchased. No more. With the instant gratification of iTunes, Amazon and miscellaneous pirate portals, a music freak who wants a particular set of tunes probably already has it, and if not, doesn't want it. Still, that leaves a ton of music-centric gift options that aren't run-of-the-mill compact discs.
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October 29, 2010
Life Keith Richards with James Fox Little, Brown: 568 pp., $29.99
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