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Keith Richards: The Human Riff

Adam Sweeting, Uncut, December 2002

For 40 years, KEITH RICHARDS has been the soul of The Rolling Stones, a band he wouldn't let die even when he seemed to be on his own last legs, the very definition of rock'n'roll excess. In this epic interview, he looks back on the drugs, the busts, the scandals, the deaths, and the music that has always inspired him.

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