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Guitarist Keith Richards is one of the driving forces behind the Rolling Stones, the self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band."
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It made it to the No. 2 spot on the charts. For Bridges to Babylon (1997), the band sought to update their sound with such collaborators as the Dust Brothers.
The Rolling Stones' most recent studio recording, A Bigger Bang (2005), received many positive reviews and sold well despite having no breakout hit singles. To the support the record, the band went out on tour. Some of their 2006 dates had to be rescheduled after Richards suffered a head injury from falling out of a tree in Fiji. To treat the injury, he was required to undergo brain surgery. Richards made a full recovery, and resumed touring several weeks later. Richards has stated that he has given up drugs as a result of the brain surgery.
Richards made it to the big screen in 2007 with a small role in Pirates of Caribbean: At World's End. In the film, he played the father of Johnny Depp's popular pirate Captain Jack Sparrow—a character that drew inspiration in part from Richards. In October 2010 Richards released his autobiography, Life. The book revealed some surprises (such as he is an avid reader and owns a vast collection of literary works) as well as his reflections on his life as a rock star, his drug busts, the women in his life, his relationship with Mick Jagger.
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