Exclusive 'Life' Excerpt from Keith Richards

Keith Richards on the Debaucherous 1972 Rolling Stones Tour
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Photograph by ©Ethan Russell all rights reserved courtesy of the book LIFE by Keith Richards with James Fox. Copyright © 2010 by Mindless Records, LLC. Reprinted by permission of Little, Brown and Company, New York, NY. All rights reserved.

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The whole entourage had exploded in terms of numbers, of roadies and technicians, and of hangers-on and groupies. For the first time, we traveled in our own hired plane, with the lapping tongue painted on. We had become a pirate nation, moving on a huge scale under our own flag, with lawyers, clowns, attendants.
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