Keith Richards: 'The Stones Aren't Punctual Gift Givers'
Rocker Keith Richards is always on the lookout for some great Christmas presents to exchange with his The Rolling Stones bandmates but admits they are not the most punctual gift-givers.
The (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction stars make sure to give each other something extra special every year but timing isn't their forte and often, the gifts are not actually presented in time for Christmas Day.
Richards tells British magazine NME, "Sometimes they (the gifts) don't arrive actually on Christmas, sometimes before, and sometimes afterwards. But we always exchange something. It's normally something you see or you pick up and you think, 'Oh Charlie'll love that.' But it might not be exactly Christmas, because we're not that punctual!"
The thoughtful guitarist is often on the lookout for that special something to make a truly unique gift for his bandmates.
He adds, "I remember I once found a Biggles puppet, with a parachute, beautiful 20s job with all that gear on. And Charlie and I have always had a thing about Biggles, so I sent him that. It's still dangling from his ceiling somewhere."