Another musician is joining the ranks in writing a children’s book. And that musician is from the Rolling Stones.
Keith Richards, the band’s legendary guitarist, has recently announced that he has written a book for children. Titled Gus & Me: the Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, the book is based on a certain period of his childhood, where his jazz musician grandfather Theodore August Dupree encouraged his love for the guitar. According to the Los Angeles Times, the book is also expected to come with a CD, as well as family photos. Richards is also collaborating on the book with his daughter, who illustrates the project. The book is set to hit stores on September 9th as both a hardcover and an ebook.
In other music news, Kiss and the family of the late drummer Eric Carr have denied involvement in a lawsuit, where there were claims that the former drummer has not been properly paid royalties. In a statement to Twitter, founder Paul Stanley states that the Carr family was shocked by the lawsuit, and implicates it was filed without their knowledge or support by a non-related third party. Both the Carr family and Kiss founders Stanley and Gene Simmons plan to deal with the scam accordingly.
Eric Carr joined Kiss in 1980, replacing Peter Criss. He was in the band throughout the 1980s, and eight studio albums. He died in November 1991, after battling cancer.