The bidding war for Keith Richards’ autobiography has ended, and Little, Brown will shell out a reported $7.3 million to the rights for Keef’s life story, which he’ll write with White Mischief author James Fox. While $7.3 million might seem like a hefty figure to anyone who hasn’t looked at the Rolling Stones’ ticket prices lately, it’s probably fair to say that the first-person account of Keith being trepanned–in Richards’ words, “having your fucking skull cut open” and allowing a neurosurgeon to see the thoughts “flying around” within–is probably worth at least a couple of bucks. (Why said neurosurgeon hasn’t been pursued by publishers yet is beyond me.) And hey, perhaps he’ll go through the experience again, despite previous disavowals, since the book isn’t slated to come out until 2010.
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