In his new book Life, [lastfm]Keith Richards[/lastfm] opens up about his drug-fueled past including a three-day bender with [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] great [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm]. According to Keith, the trip was haze drugs that neither of them remembered.
“What happened neither John nor I could ever remember,” he says. “We must have been on something exceptional. There was one young lady with us at least, and a chauffeur because we were in no driving condition. And we were just playing sounds.”
Richards goes on to explain that for a period of time it was not unusual to carry a gun, especially while buying drugs. “I’ve carried a piece or two now and again — most of that was to do with the heroin business and being involved in, like, scoring. Especially in America, it bodes you well to be armed. A .38 Smith and Wesson Airweight revolver — that is the f—ing gun. No safety [catch] on it.”
He adds, “The first [gun] I bought was a Luger I picked up in the East Village in New York City. After that I went into rifles for a bit just because they go further.”
Life hits stores on October 26.