Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Who Cares About Being Stuck in Traffic When You Get To Listen to Johnny Depp Reading Keith Richards' LIFE

My post title says it all -- almost. I'll just add that I arrived at work a half hour late but in an excellent mood! (And that was just Disc 1!)

read by Keith Richards, Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley

Publisher: Hachette Audio
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Format: Audio Book
Subformat: CD (Audio)
Edition: Unabridged
Publish Date: 11/16/2010
Price: $34.98/$39.98
ISBN: 9781600242403
Pages: 0
Size: 5-1/4" x 5-3/4"

Description (from the publisher):
As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way.

Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere. Dropping his guitar's sixth string to create a new sound that allowed him to create immortal riffs like those in "Honky Tonk Woman" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones's girlfriend. Arrested and imprisoned for drug possession. Tax exile in France and recording Exile on Main Street. Ever-increasing fame, isolation, and addiction making life an ever faster frenzy. Through it all, Richards remained devoted to the music of the band, until even that was challenged by Mick Jagger's attempt at a solo career, leading to a decade of conflicts and ultimately the biggest reunion tour in history.

In a voice that is uniquely and unmistakably him--part growl, part laugh--Keith Richards brings us the truest rock-and-roll life of our times, unfettered and fearless and true.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my gosh! Are you serious? Johnny Depp is reading? That's awesome!

Sky Princess said...

I had been wanting to read this book and now I have a real incentive! I have to drive to Los Angles (5 hours each way) soon. I am going out to find this audio this afternoon! Thanks for the info!

Zibilee said...

Ok, I was only mildly interested in this book until you mentioned that Johnny Depp is reading it! He is my boyfriend, you know. I am off to buy this audio book right now! Thanks for posting this!

Scully Love Promo said...

I bought this book for a Christmas gift for my niece's boyfriend but I really want to get myself a copy as well! It will undoubtedly be a most fascinating read! Thanks for posting this. :-)