December 4, 2007 |
The nearly three-hour "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (Disney, $35) sails onto DVD today with a lavish two-disc set that includes among its extras a riotous interview between the film's star, Johnny Depp, and Rolling Stones guitar legend Keith Richards, who has a cameo in the adventure as Capt. Jack Sparrow's father. Depp based his character on Richards, so to watch the two together is like watching a doppelganger.
November 12, 2002 |
Similar signs might have presaged the fall of the Roman Empire. It was nothing but an interesting juxtaposition on the newsstand: Cher on the cover of Good Housekeeping, looking like an ersatz Barbie doll, and a few covers down, a shirtless Keith Richards on the cover of Rolling Stone, looking every bit a prehistoric reptile.
May 4, 2001 |
Fans of the Mamas & the Papas are in for a big surprise with the new solo album from group founder and songwriter John Phillips--an album released just weeks after Phillips died of heart failure at 65. In place of the gorgeously complex harmonizing and endearing folk-rock sound that were the Mamas & the Papas' hallmark, Phillips' "Pay Pack & Follow" is a raw, ragged, hard-rocking outing that sounds like a lost album by the Rolling Stones.
August 20, 1995 |
If Jennifer Trynin becomes a rock star, her story could make a charming movie. The plot: A nice Jewish girl from New Jersey graduates from college with degrees in creative writing and philosophy and moves to Boston. Following the advice of a grandmother named Sadie, she pursues a career in journalism. Her heart is still in music, though, so she soon finds herself leading a double life, doing free-lance ghostwriting and editing by day, then performing songs she's written herself at nightclubs.
May 4, 2013 |
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.
April 30, 2006 |
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was hospitalized for a mild concussion after he reportedly fell out of a palm tree while vacationing in Fiji. Richards, 62, was injured earlier in the week and flown to a New Zealand hospital, band spokeswoman Fran Curtis said in a statement. The statement did not elaborate on his condition or explain how he was injured. But media reports in Australia and New Zealand said Richards fell out of a palm tree at an exclusive Fiji resort.
July 11, 1990 |
The Rolling Stones canceled a concert in Wales tonight because lead guitarist Keith Richards has an infected finger. "The decision to cancel was apparently only made at midnight when Keith consulted doctors. His septic finger was too bad for him to play," said Stones' spokesman Neil Friedman. A crowd of 30,000 was expected at Cardiff Arms Park, the city's national rugby stadium, as part of the band's Urban Jungle tour of Europe.
July 5, 2006 |
Keith Richards is not the first person one would think of as a father figure -- but Johnny Depp says that's all about to change. The Rolling Stones guitarist is lined up to play the swashbuckling father of a pirate in the third installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, Depp told reporters in London on Tuesday. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said Richards would have a cameo role as the father of the flamboyant Capt. Jack Sparrow, played by Depp.