Keith Richards and Sobriety

In age where celebrities seem to end up in rehab all the time ,and Dr. Drew forces us to repent our destructive ways, thank God we still have Keith Richards to keep us all in check.  (I told someone last week, that Dr. Drew has Keith Richards on his wish-list for Celebrity Rehab.) Apparently there was a rumor he was sober?  Sober and Keith Richards are two words that I would never put together.  I ‘d like assume when a person is writing about Keith Richards being sober, they would also be writing an obituary or tribute.  

When asked about being sober, Richards told Rolling Stone, “Rumors of my sobriety are greatly exaggerated.”  Only Keith Richards could respond with something like that.  Lots of other musicians would respond with an answer that somehow emphasizes how they don’t drink.  (Not that they would necessarily say they were sober, though.)  

 Many others have imitated Keith’s style in both music and drug use.  (Hell, the Black Crowe have made a pretty good career out of it.)  The I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude towards everything except music is what makes him one of the best musicians in rock and roll.  With every riff that Keith lays down you can feel the sweat, smell the cigarettes and taste booze.  The guy has lived and it shows in the music especially the albums in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  

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2 responses to “Keith Richards and Sobriety

  1. The Other Matt

    Matt, these entries are seriously getting better each time. Write more, and more like this!!!

    • Matt Satterfield

      Thanks Matt. I’m trying to find stuff thats interesting so hopefully I’m doing a good job. Thanks for reading!

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