Revealed: How Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards uses a motorised ashtray that sucks in cigarette smoke to keep the peace with healthy-living Mick Jagger
- Keith Richards has ashtray that absorbs smoke for the benefit of Mick Jagger
- Guitarist’s motorised ashtray taken on tour so as not to upset Jagger backstage
- The 75-year-old also has a hotel bell so that he can summon his guitar technician
Keith Richards has long enjoyed winding up Sir Mick Jagger, most notably when he claimed in his memoirs that his Rolling Stones bandmate had a ‘tiny todger’.
These days, the guitarist is, though, apparently going to extreme lengths not to antagonise Jagger.
‘Today, I learned that Keith Richards has a motorised ashtray that absorbs smoke, so his habit won’t upset Mick Jagger backstage,’ discloses music writer Neil McCormick.
Keith Richards has a motorised ashtray, so his habit won’t upset Mick Jagger backstage. Pictured, the pair on stage together at the Rose Bowl in California on August 22
The ashtray, similar to this one available on Amazon, is motorised and absorbs smoke
A friend insists Keef isn’t using it on Jagger’s account, but it’s appropriate that the veterans’ latest lucrative world jaunt is called the No Filter tour.
Richards also has a ‘hotel bell to summon his guitar technician. Sounds more Downton Abbey than rock ’n’ roll.
In an interview earlier this year Richards, 75, revealed he was reining in his infamous party lifestyle and cutting down on alcohol and his beloved cigarettes.
Father-of-eight Jagger, 76, underwent heart surgery in April and is said to be dedicated to his health regime, travelling everywhere with a private chef who prepares most of his dishes.
Yesterday the group were forced to rescheduled their Miami Gardens performance as Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian.
The pair performing in California earlier this month. Richards also has a ‘hotel bell to summon his guitar technician
The concert, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 31 at the Hard Rock Stadium, has been moved up a day to today.
The band members were spotted relaxing in their Miami hotel after flying in from Arizona.