Keith Richards Wants a Nobel Prize Too
Published Nov 16, 2016Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize victory last month marked the first time a songwriter had ever been awarded the honour, and in case the Academy ends up rescinding it in continuation of Dylan blowing off the committee, Rolling Stones axeman Keith Richards would be keen to add one to his shelf of awards.
When asked by Entertainment Weekly about Dylan's victory, Richards thought it was "about bloody time" that his Desert Trip companion had won. "It'll be me next, I think," he quipped.
But what would Richards garner himself a prize for?
"Chemistry," he replied, an answer all too perfect for a man who may know more about chemicals than any scientist ever could. A common rock legend that continues to be passed around involves Richards having his blood type changed by Swiss doctors in order to beat a drug addiction, though that story has been disproven.
Richards and the Stones are gearing up to release Blue & Lonesome on December 2 via Polydor, marking their first studio release in over a decade.