Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I had been thinking about The Faces this week after reading this:
Ron Wood: Keith threatened my life
Ron Wood says that Keith Richards threatened his life in an attempt to get him to stop freebasing cocaine in the 1980s. The New York Daily News published an excerpt from Wood's new autobiography, Woody. In the book, Wood writes, "Everybody was angry with me around this time, and after a row with Keith one day, he stormed off to get his gun... He returned with his derringer, pointed it at me and yelled 'You f***ing b**!' I calmly pulled out my .44 Magnum. And that was the last time Keith drew his gun on me... until the next time."
Wood recalls another fight between the pair: "He barged in, broke the glass bowl of the pipe, and came straight at my face... He smashed a bottle and cut me with it. I stormed out and went to find Mick (Jagger) and Charlie (Watts), who were working on a song in a room along the corridor. While I stood there bleeding all over the carpet, Mick looked up and asked: 'Have you got any ideas for the middle eight?'"
According to Wood after he returned to his hotel room, Richards "pulled out his huge ratchet knife, put it to my throat and yelled... 'I'd f***ing cut your throat, but your girlfriend would never forgive me for all the mess I'd make...' (This from a guy who) did heroin for 10 solid years."
Wood, whose battles with addictions have been an ongoing concern for him up until last year, says that he's not done creating good work. "(It) tells me I've been to quite a few places, and not done quite enough yet, but what I have done is very satisfactory. It's like when you're painting, really -- you don't know how far you've got, or maybe if you've reached your pinnacle, or if you've loads more to do."
The jokes write themselves. Seriously.
The Faces - Wicked Messenger (Mp3)
The Faces - Devotion (Mp3)
The Faces - Shake, Shudder (Mp3)
The Faces - Flying (Mp3)
The Faces - Nobody Knows (Mp3)
Posted by Jon at 9:42 AM