Skip directly to content

Main menu Update

Keith Richards on His Hero Chuck Berry: 'The Granddaddy of Us All'

News

  • April 04, 2017
    Keith Richards on His Hero Chuck Berry: 'The Granddaddy of Us All'

    "Following Chuck Berry's death in March, Keith Richards paid tribute to his musical idol for the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.

    Chuck Berry once gave me a black eye, which I later called his greatest hit. We saw him play in New York somewhere, and afterward I was backstage in his dressing room, where his guitar was lying in its case. I wanted to look, out of professional interest, and as I'm just plucking the strings, Chuck walked in and gave me this wallop to the frickin' left eye. But I realized I was in the wrong. If I walked into my dressing room and saw somebody fiddling with my ax, it would be perfectly all right to sock 'em, you know? I just got caught."

     

    Click here for more.

    0

ENJOY THIS POST?

Join our mailing list to receive updates on Keith Richards.

michelle.bermudez's picture
on April 04, 2017

"Following Chuck Berry's death in March, Keith Richards paid tribute to his musical idol for the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.

Chuck Berry once gave me a black eye, which I later called his greatest hit. We saw him play in New York somewhere, and afterward I was backstage in his dressing room, where his guitar was lying in its case. I wanted to look, out of professional interest, and as I'm just plucking the strings, Chuck walked in and gave me this wallop to the frickin' left eye. But I realized I was in the wrong. If I walked into my dressing room and saw somebody fiddling with my ax, it would be perfectly all right to sock 'em, you know? I just got caught."

 

Click here for more.

Blog image: