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Keith Richards Debunks Vampire Myth; Confirms Snorting his Father's Ashes

Due to the enormous popularity of the Twilight movies and HBO’s True Blood series, dressing up as a vampire for Halloween has gone from outdated to über hip. In fact, there are even people so caught up in the craze that they claim to be real-life vampires but as we learned in this interview below, Keith Richards is not one of them. While speaking with CBS news correspondent Anthony Mason to promote his new autobiography, Life, the Rolling Stones guitarist debunked the legendary tale that he once had a total blood transfusion in Switzerland. Watch it here.

Richards did, however, confirm the rumor that he snorted his father’s ashes, but claims the incident came about by accident when he was burying his father’s ashes beneath an oak tree he was planting.

“But as I took the lid off the box, fine bits of my Dad flew onto the table, you know, like powder. And honestly I could not resist. I just scooped him up there, took out a straw and, ‘See ya, Dad!’ (sniffs) And I did a little line of him. Yeah. I did that,” he confesses.

“And the rest of him is around this oak tree, which is growing incredibly well.”

Watch him recount the story here.

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