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Tuesday
Dec182018

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards celebrates his 75th birthday today

Credit: Inez & VinoodhHere's wishing a very "Happy" birthday to a guy who truly seems to have time on his side: The Rolling Stones' legendarily indestructible guitarist Keith Richards, who turns 75 today.

Richards, known for his ever-present cigarette and his infamous love of hard drugs and alcohol, recently revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that he virtually quit drinking about a year ago...and apparently gave up the harder stuff years before that.

Richards, of course, has co-written nearly all of The Rolling Stones' classic songs with his longtime band mate and writing partner Mick Jagger.  He's also responsible for many of the classic guitar riffs that drive those tunes -- think "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

As Keith moves into the latter portion of his eighth decade on the planet, he and The Stones will launch a new U.S. leg of its No Filter Tour. The trek kicks off on April 20 in Miami Gardens, Florida, and currently is mapped out through a June 25 concert in Chicago.

He tells Rolling Stone that he's taking the future "one tour at a time," Richards also admits that the upcoming trek "could be the last one," although he insists that he hopes he and the band keep going.

"It's what I do, man," Keith declares. "Give me 50,000 people and I feel right at home. As [fellow Stones guitarist] Ronnie [Wood] and I often say before we go on, 'Let's get onstage and get some peace and quiet.'"

Here are all of The Rolling Stones' upcoming U.S. shows:

4/20 -- Miami Gardens, FL, Hard Rock Stadium
4/24 -- Jacksonville, FL, TIAA Bank Field
4/28 -- Houston, TX, NRG Stadium
5/7 -- Glendale, AZ, State Farm Stadium
5/11 -- Pasadena, CA, The Rose Bowl
5/18 -- Santa Clara, CA, Levi's Stadium
5/22 -- Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field
5/26 -- Denver, CO, Broncos Stadium at Mile High
5/31 -- Washington, D.C., FedExField
6/4 -- Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
6/8 -- Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium
6/13 -- East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
6/17 -- East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
6/21 -- Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
6/25 -- Chicago, IL, Soldier Field

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