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Richards hits critical reviewer

By | Published on Thursday 11 November 2010

Bad write ups can affect the biggest stars, it seems. According to reports, Keith Richards earlier this week threatened and then hit a Swedish journalist who was interviewing him when he realised the hack was behind a 2/5 review of a Rolling Stones show in Gothenburg in 2007. Writer Markus Larsson called the Stones “amateurs” after seeing the 2007 gig.

On Larsson’s meeting with Richards this week, Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper reports: “The meeting ended with the rock star threatening Markus Larsson and hitting him in the head, before telling the journalist: ‘You’re lucky to get out of here alive'”.

Larsson himself writes: “The mood of the rock star quickly changed. His eyes got black and he was absolutely furious. He stood up and asked if we would put out the lights and settle the disagreement straight away. At first I was just surprised, I thought he was pulling my leg, but then I realised he was serious and then I felt uncomfortable and I just wanted to get out of there pretty fast”.