Keith Richards attacks Swedish journo in Paris
New York: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards allegedly attacked a Swedish journalist during an interview in Paris.
Spinner reported that Richards was furious over Markus Larsson, a music critic, who writes in Swedish paper Aftonbladet and gave Stones a bad rating in 2007.
A few minutes into their interview, which was part of a publicity tour for Richards’ new autobiography ``Life``, the rocker reportedly demanded a public apology and grew increasingly aggressive.
Larsson first thought the hot-tempered guitarist was joking around, but soon realized he could be in danger.
"His eyes got black and he was absolutely furious. He stood up and asked if we would put out the lights and settle the disagreement straight away. I realized he was serious and then I began to feel uncomfortable and that I wanted to get out of there pretty fast,” a news daily quoted Larsson as saying.
The interview, which was supposed to last 30 minutes, quickly ended as Richards reportedly hit Larsson in the head and growled: "You’re lucky to get out of here alive."
The veteran journalist said he had no intention of taking the confrontation any further and does not want to end up in scuffle with someone he interviewed.