Wow. NME, the revered British rock ‘zine, created a firestorm after its report that our favorite walking corpse, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, once snorted his father’s ashes. The revelation promptyed a classic pun-y Post headline:
NME insists the quote is no April Fool’s joke:
“The strangest thing I’ve tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father. He was cremated, and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow.”
Richards’ reps say he made the comments in “jest.” Yes, that’s exactly what one says in jest.
Here’s the full transcript.