February 17, 2018

Book News: HarperCollins & Little Brown Fighting Over Keith Richards Memoir

By Michael Rogers

The phrase “sex, drugs, and rock‘n’roll” was invented for Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, whose proposed memoir has started a bidding war between HarperCollins and Little, Brown, which have jacked the advance to $7.3 million, the New York Post reports. Writer James Fox, a 30-year friend, has come aboard to help Richards bring the many varying threads of his life together on paper (that is if he can actually remember it). The Post reports that Richards, 63, had hoped to best the $5 million advance Eric Clapton received from Random House for his forthcoming memoir.