Keith Richards Says He Once Pulled Out His ‘Trusty Blade’ to Get Trump Booted as Promoter of a Rolling Stones Concert


It has become a staple of a Donald Trump rally. As the president steps off the stage, he exits to the sounds of the Rolling Stones — specifically, the 1969 classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards — the iconic band’s two most famous members — tried to get Trump to stop using the song, to no avail.

“It’s a funny song for your playout song,” Jagger told BBC4 radio. “So when he finished a speech, he played out on this sort of doomy ballad…It’s kind of weird, when you think about it. But he couldn’t be persuaded to use something else. It was an odd thing. Really odd.”

Richards recalled a 1989 Rolling Stones concert in Atlantic City promoted by Trump. The guitarist told the BBC that he was furious with Trump, as his name was featured much more prominently on the concert signage than the band’s.

“That was the last time I got angry,” Richards said. “I pulled out my trusty blade, stuck it in the table and said: ‘You’ve got to get rid of this man.’

“Now America has to get rid of him. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

Listen above, via BBC4.

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