2007_04_keithrichards.jpgClearly, Keith Richards telling NME that he snorted his dad's ashes is huge news, or the tabloids just didn't take to the story about an appeals court making an insurer pay for a boy's breast reduction surgery (the teen is "burdened with unusually large breasts for a boy"). Though it has the better headline, the Post disappoints us by not whipping up some Photoshop fun - like Keith snorting something out of a casket-shaped urn.

Richards told the British music magazine, "I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared, he didn't give a shit. It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive." And since it didn't seem that outrageous for the notoriously hard-living rocker to do that, his manager said, "Said in jest. Can't believe anyone took [it] seriously." Whatever! He's just trying to restore his cred after the whole "falling out of a coconut tree" thing.

But possibly more shocking? Richards thinks new music is "a load of crap."

They're all trying to be somebody else and they ain't being themselves. The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party? Load of crap, load a crap. Posers, rubbish. There ain't nothing out there that's worth shit. I listen to the real shit, I don't listen to bullshit. I listen to my shit, baby, Motörhead, reggae, Moroccan music. All kinds of shit.

Richards will be seen on the big screen as Jack Sparrow's dad in the final Pirates of the Caribbean movie this summer. And for fun: Wikipedia on Keith Richards' public image and private life.