Keith Richards Meet Keith the Cockroach ... Special Birthday Present!!!

Keith Richards now has the distinct honor of having a cockroach named after him ... and the little bugger even has a custom guitar just like its namesake.

Here's the deal ... The Rolling Stones guitarist is celebrating his 77th birthday Friday, and the Children's Museum in West Hartford, CT is recognizing him with a Madagascar hissing cockroach.

The joke ... Keith and cockroaches have great survival rates. Where's the lie?

As you can see, there's a shiny new miniature bass guitar inside Keith The Cockroach's enclosure. Super-cute ... the guitar, not the roach. Unless you're into that. Although that lil guy slappin' the bass miiiiight cross over into adorable... just sayin'.

Denver's classic rock radio station, 103.5 The Fox, is adopting Keith the Cockroach ... but the roach is staying put at the museum's wildlife sanctuary, where he's expected to live for a long, long, loooooong time just like the real Keith.

The museum says it's hoping to hear from Keith, who lives in nearby Weston. Stay tuned.

Mick Jagger Toddler Son's Got Moves Like Dad!!!


Forget mother's little helper -- Mick Jagger's son is on his way to being his father's future replacement!!!

The Rolling Stones front man's 2-year-old look-alike son, Deveraux, and his mom, Mick's girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, were in the crowd for the band's show in Jacksonville, FL last week ... front and center.

Though Dev didn't appear to be getting much satisfaction watching his dad perform "It's Only Rock 'n Roll" with baby earmuffs on early in the set ... he had plenty of fun dancing around backstage like his old man before the Stones took the stage.

As you can see ... Mom's a fan of her little man's moves.

We're told Dev and Mel only stayed for a few songs -- 2 year olds have early bed times, you know -- but Jagger went on to put on a hell of a show ... and he liked it.

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Mick Jagger I'm Feeling 'Goooood' 2 Weeks After Heart Surgery


Mick Jagger is back to having nights out on the town -- because neither wild, wild horses nor heart surgery can drag him away ... from an evening of ballet.

The iconic Rolling Stones frontman strolled into NYC's Lincoln Center Thursday night for a performance of "Porte Rouge" ... a ballet starring his 32-year-old GF, Melanie Hamrick. Mick had a stent placed in his heart just 2 weeks ago -- a procedure that forced the Stones to postpone scheduled tour dates this year.

Mick was asked how he's feeling, and his response makes it clear he's on the mend.

Now, obviously he's not back to his hard-partying Studio 54 days yet -- but the ballet's a start. Remember, the dude's 75, after all. Have some sympathy, some courtesy ... and some taste.

No word yet on when the Stones will be back on the road, but this video is a good sign, for sure.

Rolling Stones Tour Canceled Something's Wrong with Mick

The Rolling Stones have pulled the plug on their summer No Filter North American tour because Mick Jagger has health issues.

The Stones announced the cancellation on Facebook, "Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US / Canada tour dates. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly."

As for why the tour dates were 86'd ... "Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible."

The statement does not disclose the nature of the illness.

The statement ends with a message from Mick ... “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets," he said. "I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”

This would have been the Stones first North American tour since 2016. It was supposed to fire up April 20 in Miami and end June 29 in Ontario, Canada. The concerts were supposed to dovetail with the release of 10 live tracks.

The good news ... the tour dates are supposed to be rescheduled.

Tupac All Eyez On Keith Richards ... At Harlem Gig

This would make Tupac Shakur laugh his ass off from heaven (if he were actually dead) -- after Keith Richards ripped hip-hop, he literally had to perform in the shadow of 'Pac ... in Harlem!

The 71-year-old Rolling Stones legend played at the famed Apollo Theater Thursday night during a charity event for the Jazz Foundation of America. In a sweet, sweet coincidence ... one of the projected backdrops behind Keith showed a Tupac mural with the words, "Live by the gun, die by the gun."

Keith went off about hip-hop last month, saying most rappers are “tone-deaf," and only need “a drum beat and someone yelling over it and they’re happy.”

Richards played the Stones classic, "Gimme Shelter." With 'Pac watching ... he could use some.

The Rolling Stones We Might Be In Our 70s ... But We Still Party Like We're 21


The Rolling Stones are not only legends on the stage, they go super hard offstage too ... and we've got the rider that proves it.

The Stones recently wrapped up another world tour and one thing they insist on at each stop ... the hotel bar doesn't close. In fact, their hotel rider insists that wherever the band stays, illegal or not -- the place better figure out a way to keep the booze flowing.

Some other kick ass requests ...

-Blacked out windows (so they can party as long as they want)

-Extra butlers, for HUGE room service requests

-After hours dry cleaning, for when things get messy

It's no surprise, Keith and the boys love their cigarettes -- and they demand each hotel room supply plenty. Their brand of choice? Marlboro Reds and Marlboro Lights.

However, there's one thing on the rider that ages the rockers -- they need written out instructions on how to use ALL the electronics in each room.

Oh, to be young old and awesome again ...

Rolling Stones Sorry Normies ... Celebs Got to Rock at Secret Show

Bruce Willis and Jack Nicholson scored the hottest ticket in Hollywood Wednesday night -- seats at the Rolling Stones' show in a small theater -- something normal Stones fans struggled to do.

Actually, struggled is an understatement -- but yeah, Bruce, Jack, Andy Garcia, Harry Styles, Scooter Braun, and Joe Pesci were among the huge stars inside the Fonda Theater to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the boys warm up for their Zip Code stadium tour.

Tickets went on sale online at noon on Wednesday ... and reportedly sold out in just a few minutes. There's a buzz that NO ONE -- as in non-celebs -- was able to get a seat.

Monica Lewinsky and Charlotte McKinney also made it in, so ... yeah. Altogether now die-hard, regular working class fans -- FML!

Bonus: We got footage of the Stones performing "Start Me Up" ... from across the street and through the bar inside the Fonda. We know, lame -- but it's he best we could do without a ticket.


Chris Martin His Fave Stones Song ... Is a Huge Shot at Gwyneth


Chris Martin dropped a GIANT hint he and Gwyneth Paltrow were on the rocks when he revealed his favorite hit by the Rolling Stones -- and it wasn't "Miss You" ... or "She's a Rainbow."

Back in January 2013 -- around the time Chris and Gwyenth say they started "working" on things -- we got Chris in Santa Monica and asked him to pick his #1 Stones tune. Without missing a beat he said, "She's So Cold."

You've gotta see how quickly he answers ... it's pretty telling.

Also telling -- the lyrics:
- Yeah, I tried re-wiring her, tried re-firing her ... I think her engine is permanently stalled
- She was born in an arctic zone
- And when I touch her my hand just froze

On the bright side, Gwyneth ... he didn't say, "Beast of Burden" or "19th Nervous Breakdown."

Keith Richards' Bomb Builder It Was Supposed to Be A Gift Keith LOVES BOMBS!!!

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The 69-year-old man who planned to give a massive explosive to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has now offered up a bizarre explanation for his bizarre actions -- he built it as a gift ... because Keith loves explosives.

Joseph Callahan's lawyer tells us, "A friend of Mr. Callahan nine years ago met Keith Richards and he (Callahan) knew Keith Richards liked pyrotechnics, so he built this device in the event he met Keith Richards."


As we reported, Callahan was arrested a couple weeks ago after police entered his Connecticut mansion and discovered a terrifying arsenal of guns and explosives, including roughly 100 pounds of ammonium nitrate (the same chemical used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing).

Callahan told police he was building an explosive to give to Richards, but didn't really explain why at the time. He was, however, adamant about not wanting to harm Keith.

Callahan was arraigned today on 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, reckless endangerment, and manufacture of bombs ... but the case was continued to next month. He's expected to enter a not guilty plea.

Keith Richards Rich Maniac Allegedly Made Bomb for Stones Guitarist

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Well this is nuts ... a wealthy Connecticut man (who allegedly stocked hundreds of guns in his million-dollar mansion) was arrested after telling police he was building a bomb ... for Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

It's actually hilarious ... law enforcement sources tell us, 69-year-old Joseph Callahan called police last week, claiming someone had broken into his home.

When police searched the place, we're told they found a terrifying arsenal of guns and explosives, including roughly 100 pounds of ammonium nitrate (the same chemical used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing). Short story: Callahan called the cops on himself.

Callahan told police he planned to give the bomb to Keith Richards, but had no intention of harming him.

Callahan was taken into custody and placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold. He has been charged with 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, reckless endangerment, and manufacture of bombs (which Callahan called a hobby).

But here's the scary part ... his lawyer tells us, Callahan was mentally unstable at the time of his arrest, but has since stabilized and been released from custody on his own recognizance.

It's a miracle! Callahan admitted to police he'd been taking meds, so we can't say if the meds played a role in stabilizing him ... but we do know he's in therapy. How safe do you feel tonight?

Mary J. Blige Sued Over Canceled Show ... Mick Jagger Stole Her!!!


Mary J. Blige is being sued for allegedly bailing on a concert in Dallas last December -- and according to the lawsuit, it's kinda Mick Jagger's fault.

A promotional company called Vision Entertainment Worldwide has sued Mary J. and her production company, claiming the singer agreed to perform in Dallas on December 9th, 2012 ... but canceled just a few days beforehand.

VEW claims it paid Mary a $145,000 deposit to appear ... and she never paid back the money, despite pulling the plug on the show.

VEW claims Blige blew them off because she got a better opportunity to perform at the Barclays Center with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones on December 8th ... and she took it.

VEW is now suing for breach of contract and more -- demanding at least $145,000 in damages.

Blige's publicist Karynne Tencer tells TMZ, "Mary J did not breach any contract for a Dallas concert last December. Any claim to the contrary is false."

Ronnie Wood We Didn't HAVE to Slash Ticket Prices ...


The Rolling Stones weren't FORCED to drastically lower ticket prices for their current concert tour due to slow sales, they CHOSE to bring the cost down ... this according to guitarist Ronnie Wood.

The story has been everywhere -- more than 1,000 seats for a recent Stones show were slashed to $85 at the last minute ... and according to reports, it was all because the concert was drastically undersold.

But on the way out of Fred Segal in L.A. yesterday, Wood insisted the move wasn't motivated by $$$ -- instead, Wood says, the band just simply "wanted" to do it ... for the fans.

You buyin' that?

Rolling Stones Urinals Pissing Off German Women

The famous mouth-shaped urinals in a Rolling Stones memorabilia museum in Germany are in hot water … after several women complained the pee receptacles are demeaning to females.

According to German reports, roughly 12 women have complained about the urinals … calling for their removal.

One angry lady claims her beef stems from the tongue … or lack thereof … saying, “If it had been based on the emblem of the Stones with the tongue, it would have been OK. But the tongue's been left out and they really look like women's mouths."

For the record, the urinals have been stirring up controversy for years – Virgin Airlines scrapped plans to install a pair at JFK airport in 2004. It’s unclear if they were modeled directly after the famous Stones logo.

Despite the pushback, the owner of the museum says he won’t budge … saying, “They were damned expensive and they're staying where they are … That's final."

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