The Rolling Stones’ co-founder and guitarist Keith Richards, apparently, once locked himself in Playboy Mansion’s room in order to try drugs yet his little ‘party’ was over soon due to a fire he accidentally caused and he revealed the story in his book titled ‘Life.’
‘Life’ is a memoir by Keith Richards, written with the assistance of journalist James Fox which was published in October 2010. The book chronicles Richards’ love of music, charting influences from his mother and maternal grandfather, through his discovery of blues music, the founding of The Rolling Stones, his often problematic relationship with frontman Mick Jagger, his involvement with drugs, and his relationships with women.
A website recently published an article about Keith Richards and they revealed a surprising story he wrote about in his book. Apparently, Richards once, during his visit to a Playboy Mansion, started taking drugs with The Rolling Stones’ saxophone player Bobby Keys in the mansion’s bathroom.
While they are enjoying themselves, they noticed that there was smoke in the room was and all of a sudden, after hearing a banging on the door, a bunch of waiters stormed in with buckets of water. The mansion was on fire and the two sat on the floor during the incident unpleasantly since they are both high.
Here is what Richards stated about the incident:
“Bobby and I played it a little far when we set fire to the bathroom. Well, we didn’t, the dope did. Not our fault.
Bobby and I were just sitting in the john, comfortable, nice john, sitting on the floor, and we’ve got the doc’s bag and we’re just smorgasbord … And at a certain point … talk about hazy, or foggy, Bobby says, ‘It’s smoky in here.’“
“And I’m looking at Bobby and can’t see him. And the drapes are smoldering away; everything was just about to go off big-time … There was a thumping on the door, waiters and guys in black suits bringing buckets of water.
They get the door open and we’re sitting on the floor, our pupils very pinned. I said, ‘We could have done that ourselves. How dare you burst in on our private affair?'”
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