Markus Larsson, The Swedish Journalist, Assaulted By Keith Richards

November 11th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

keith1 November 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Keith Richards, the guitarist of ‘Rolling Stones’ has been accused of assaulting a journalist during an interview at Paris. Markus Larsson, the Swedish journalist had been hit repeatedly on his head by the angry Richards reported the journalist himself. Keith had been to Paris with the intention of promoting his memoirs titled ‘Life’.

Larsson told the Swedish daily, Aftonbladet about the incident. He recollects that he had been interviewing Richards for about 10 minutes having utilized a third of the time allotted to him for the interview. Richards apparently turned black with fury and asked whether they should put out all the lights and get down to settling the disagreement. Larsson admits that he had been taken by surprise and thought that Richards was joking. A look at the irate guitarist, however, changed his opinion and he just thought of getting away quietly from the room at the moment. Keith Richards had also reportedly threatened the journalist stating that he should consider himself to be lucky to get out of the room alive.

Larsson feels that the recollection of past facts had made Keith see red. The Swedish journalist had been responsible for giving them a bad press back in 2007 when he called the ‘Rolling Stars’ a bunch of amateurs. Richards had then demanded a public apology from Larsson as well as his colleague who endorsed the view. There had been no apology forthcoming from the Swedish journalists at that point of time.

The fans of ‘Rolling Stones’ were not surprised with this turn of events as Richards is known for his temper and acting tough with people who enrage him. Richards’ representative has quite another story to tell and refers to the violent attack as a light tap on the head on account of his silly questions. Whatever be the case, Larsson is unlikely to opt for interviewing the guitarist again in the near future.

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