Keith Richards has an odd request for his daughters — to snort his ashes when he finally kicks the bucket.
The Rolling Stones rocker said he wants 30-year-old Theodora and 28-year-old Alexandra to snort up his remains, even going so far as to say, “I’ll give them the straw.”
If Keith Richards’ daughters do take him up on the odd request, it would make it something of a strange family tradition, the New York Daily News noted. Back in 2007, when asked about his history of drug use, the Rolling Stones rocker said he did the exact same thing with his own father’s remains.
“The strangest thing I’ve tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father,” Richards said (via the Daily Mirror). “He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow.”
Richards walked the admission a bit back in 2010.
“I opened dad’s ashes, and some blew over the table. I asked, should I desecrate them with a broom?” Richards said.
“So I wet me finger and I shoved a bit of me dad up me f****** ‘ooter. I’m sure he’s still blessing me. The rest I put round a tree.”
Aside from the strange request for his daughters, Keith Richards had some other shocking statements. In the interview, he referred to Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber as “the flavor of the month,” a perspective that might be fitting from the rocker who has been performing for six decades now.
“Taylor is a pretty girl. I don’t think about the competition. And Justin Bieber? Actually I met the guy and found him quite humble, as he should be,” he said. “His music? I mean it’s a load of crap isn’t it? But I understand.”
Keith Richards has a lot of controversial things to say lately. In a recent interview with Esquire, Richards had some harsh opinion about the Beatles iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
“No, I understand—the Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles. But there’s not a lot of roots in that music. I think they got carried away. Why not? If you’re the Beatles in the ’60s, you just get carried away—you forget what it is you wanted to do. You’re starting to do Sgt. Pepper. Some people think it’s a genius album, but I think it’s a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like Satanic Majesties—’Oh, if you can make a load of shit, so can we.'”
If Keith Richards really wants his daughters to snort his ashes, they may have to wait a while. Keith himself has quit cocaine and shows no signs of slowing down.
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