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Richards to Sail with "Pirates"

7/10/2006 7:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards confirmed Monday what everybody already knew: He will join Johnny Depp in the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" film.

"As far as I know I believe I'm doing a week or so in September. That's the story that's what I'm told by the newspapers, that's what Johnny says so yeah...It suddenly answered the question as to why he [Depp] paid for all those dinners." Richards will play the father to Captain Jack Sparrow in the third film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

Richards was in good spirits at a press conference held to celebrate the relaunch of their European tour which was put on hold when the guitarist suffered a head injury when he fell from a tree.

The band was on a break at the time of his injury and Stones frontman Mick Jagger was just as surprised as everyone else when he heard the news. "At that time I didn't really know how bad it was. I was in a pretty remote jungle in southeast Asia, so no i didn't think the worst to start off with, you never think the worst you always look and see how it's going to be."

When asked by a female reporter if he ever feared for his life, Richards just laughed off the question, "Good one girl....No, they put me out like a light you know ... I was pissed off when they woke me up because I had such a great sleep you know."

The Rolling Stones "A Bigger Bang" tour picks up tomorrow in Milan.

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Lindsey/ Dazed and Disgusted in Parisland    

Totally cool! Just watched Pirates 2 and loved it!!! Its going to be wild when father and son get together!!! Can't wait!!!

3025 days ago


Johnny Depp is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in Pirates...

3025 days ago


Johnny Depp is brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the stupid overpaid suits who think they know everything- should be fired!

3025 days ago


Johnny Depp is incredibly fantastic and even that pirate swaggar of his can get a laugh out of anybody. Cannot wait until the third Pirates of the Caribbean!!

3024 days ago


Can't wait! Is this the best transition between generations or what?
Grew up with Keith, hope to grow old with both Keith and Johnny Depp! What a way to go...

2973 days ago

carlos rodriguez    

I saw the movie opening day and loved it!!! I identify with jack sparrow,me being a bit of a pirate meself and the movie has reintroduced me back to rum!!!! Can't wait for keef to play his father,what an ovious choice.
sail on luv,carlos rodriguez

3019 days ago

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