Keith.jpgBack in the day, the Rolling Stones used to hit the headlines for drugs busts and throwing TV sets out of hotel windows.
Last week, the headlines came after they lit up a few fags onstage during a concert at London’s O2 Dome. Rock and roll!
Keith Richards chose an unusual way to make his feelings felt about the UK’s smoking ban, on the final night of the Stones’ two-year Bigger Bang tour on Sunday night. Walking to the centre of the stage between songs, the man they call the Human Riff put a cigarette between his lips, struck a match and held it tantalizingly close to the tip – before proceeding to bite into his fag and eat it.
Cue much applause from an audience that has probably never applauded a pensioner for eating a cigarette before, and is sure never to again.