Keith Richards memoir 'Life' goes platinum

By the Associated Press | August 25, 2011 | 1:50 PM EDT

FILE - In this May 11, 2010 file photo, musician Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones attends a special screening of their new documentary their new documentary "Stones In Exile" at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Richards has sold more than 1 million copies of his memoir since coming out last fall. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Richards has gone platinum as an author.

The Rolling Stones' memoir, "Life," has sold more than 1 million copies since coming out last fall.

"Hail to the Keef!" Little, Brown and Company publisher Michael Pietsch (PEECH') said in a statement Thursday, noting that "Life" was among the best-selling rock memoirs of all time.

The 67-year-old Richards received more than $7 million for his book, which received almost universal raves.