‘Every Night’s A Saturday Night” review in the Oregonian

Blurb: “There are rumors out there that I got kicked out of the Stones because I wouldn’t get out of a bathtub filled with champagne and a French model, for instance. That is absolutely untrue. Yes, I got caught in a hotel bathtub filled with champagne and a woman, but that wasn’t my point of departure.” For the full review, click here:...

Interview with Bobby Keys in El Paso Times

“Bobby Keys has seen, done and forgotten a lot in his 68 years on earth. He’s worked, played and partied with some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most important figures, from sneaking into Buddy Holly’s garage rehearsals as a teenager to a 42-year association with the Rolling Stones. Needless to say, he’s got enough memories to fill a book, which he finally did with “Every Night’s a Saturday Night: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys,” out today from Counterpoint Press of Berkeley, Calif. After one failed attempt at a memoir in the 1980s, which Keys wrote off to a young writer “going for the seamy, excessive, sex, drugs, dark myths and all that jazz,” Keys decided 30 years later it was time “to tell a story, my story. I know it better than other people’s stories,” he said from his Nashville home. “That’s what I was shooting for.” Read more here:...

San Francisco Chronicle interview with Bobby Keys—“Saxophonist Bobby Keys rolls with rock’s royalty”

“I wish I never threw that damn TV out that window,” he says, knocking back another double shot of Jack Daniel’s. “Nobody ever says, ‘He’s the guy that played the solo on “Brown Sugar.” ‘ They always say, ‘You’re the guy who threw the TV out of the window.’ ” Keys was indeed filmed with Richards during the 1972 Rolling Stones tour throwing a television set out of a top-floor hotel room window for Robert Frank’s unreleased film with an unprintable title that nevertheless many people have managed to see. He is sitting at the bar of Tosca Cafe, that North Beach institution where art, culture and alcohol meet, waiting for a party last week to begin celebrating the release of his memoir, “Every Night’s a Saturday Night,” written with Nashville journalist Bill Ditenhafer and published by Berkeley’s Counterpoint Press.” Read more here:...