Concert Promoter Recalls That Time Keith Richards Threatened To Stab The Hell Out Of Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been rubbing people the wrong way for years. One time, he pissed off Rolling Stones guitarist and vampire Keith Richards. Keith got a trite ticked off at the Donald and threaten to stab the business man until he bleed all over his orange skin.

Here’s the story from Ultimate Classic Rock:

Back in 1989, the Rolling Stones had reluctantly agreed to a pay-per-view event at Donald Trump’s Atlantic City property when things got ugly.

Concert promoter Michael Cohl told Pollstar last year that the partnership, forged during a blockbuster reunion tour in support of the band’s Steel Wheels album, specifically limited involvement by the current Republican Party front-runner. But Trump, Cohl said, inserted himself into the promotional push for the event anyway – sending Keith Richards nearly over the edge.

Cohl even made Trump agree not to attend the show, but the real-estate businessman went off script. At 6PM on concert night, Cohl discovered Trump in the venue press room, holding court with reporters. A terse discussion resulted in Trump promising to stop talking to the media, Cohl said.

But once the promoter left, Trump resumed his news conference – and that prompted Richards’ angry ultimatum. Cohl returned for a second confrontation with Trump, and he said it quickly got out of hand. Trump brought along three brass-knuckled bodyguards, according to Cohl, and then went “berserk.”

This sent Richards for the bottle for the knife.

“Keith pulls out his knife and slams it on the table and says, ‘What the hell do I have you for? Do I have to go over there and fire him myself? One of us is leaving the building – either him or us,’” Cohl remembered the Stones guitarist telling him. “I said, ‘No. I’ll go do it. Don’t you worry.’”

Now Keith’s addition is a little off because he says “one of us is leaving” and counts the entire band as one person but maybe they were closer back then. Other than that, I could totally see Richards stabbing the shit out of Trump.

If things went badly, Richards could claim to be drunk. Not exactly a stretch at that point in his life.

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]