According to a new book by Bobby Keys, a former saxophone player for the Rolling Stones in the 1990s, Richards once shot a golf ball — with a gun — when the ball landed in his breakfast. Here's the story from New Musical Express:
Richards apparently got trigger-happy while on tour with The Rolling Stones in the 1990s, when the band were staying at a hotel with an adjoining golf course. The band's sax player Bobby Keys claims to have caused the incident in his new autobiography Every Day Is Saturday Night.
Keys writes: "When I hit my ball it hooked into the trees, ricocheted – and landed smack dab in the middle of his breakfast. So he shot it. He's standing there on his patio with a pistol in his hand and smoke coming out of the muzzle. He was holding this smoking shell that used to be my golf ball. He said: 'That's a ten-stroke f—ing penalty, and if you ever do it again I'll do the same to you! You ruined my f—ing breakfast!. He was gettin' ready to eat his eggs Benedict."
(Photo Caption: Keith Richards plays at a Hurricane Sandy benefit in New York in December 2012. Getty Images)