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September 25, 1988 | ROBERT HILBURN
It was a familiar scene to anyone who has spent time on the road with the Rolling Stones. Keith Richards--the man whose "renegade cool" persona defined the image of rock guitarist, as surely as Elvis' hip-swinging sensuality once defined rock singers--was heading down a long hotel corridor. Only this time Richards was heading toward a photographer, not away from him. The once media-shy Richards was also walking in a straight line, not weaving as in his notorious drug days.
October 15, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN
It was easy to tell from the length of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' answers which one was more interested in talking about the Rolling Stones' past. Jagger, nursing a slight cold in his dressing room before the first of the band's two sold-out concerts at 50,000-capacity R.F.K. Stadium, was good-natured enough to give his reactions to a reporter's list of 10 favorite Rolling Stones songs.
December 4, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
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 | Hillary Johnson, Special to The Times
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.
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 | Elysa Gardner, Elysa Gardner is a free-lance writer based in New York
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.
April 30, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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.
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