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Life - Keith Richards & James Fox


Author Keith Richards & James Fox

  • Published: 2010-11-12
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4 Stars
From 64 Customers Review
Price: $14.99


As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way.

Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere. Dropping his guitar's sixth string to create a new sound that allowed him to create immortal riffs like those in "Honky Tonk Woman" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones's girlfriend. Arrested and imprisoned for drug possession. Tax exile in France and recording Exile on Main Street. Ever-increasing fame, isolation, and addiction making life an ever faster frenzy. Through it all, Richards remained devoted to the music of the band, until even that was challenged by Mick Jagger's attempt at a solo career, leading to a decade of conflicts and ultimately the biggest reunion tour in history.

In a voice that is uniquely and unmistakably him--part growl, part laugh--Keith Richards brings us the truest rock-and-roll life of our times, unfettered and fearless and true. Richards' rich voice introduces the audiobook edition of LIFE and leads us into Johnny Depp's performance, while fellow artist Joe Hurley bridges the long road traveled before Richards closes with the final chapter of this incredible 23-hour production, which includes a bonus PDF of photos.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Incredible.

    From ncwebster10
    This book is amazing. Just amazing. I don't know why the average rating is 4stars! It's just so good. I learnt so many things from this book!
  • Great!

    From Bigg008
    Loved it from start to finish!
  • Excellent read

    From Pattimcn
    Who knew Keith Richards was this interesting?
  • Life

    From D-trick50
    A good read with all the details you want in an icon's tell all book. Too many names though, as many biographies are. Remember how they used to tell you that sex, drugs and rock and roll were bad for you? Not if you are Keith. It's amazing the details in his memories are still there.