Does Johnny_Depp owe Keith_Richards one half of the millions of dollars that he earned for his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy?
Wouldn't you agree that the entire Corporate World is all about BRANDING?
These days an identifiable Brand is a globally protected commodity.
"A brand is asymbolic embodiment of all the information connected to the product and serves to create associations and expectations around it. A brand often includes a logo, fonts,colour schemes,symbols, and sound, which may be developed to represent implicit values, ideas, and even personality."Keith_Richards has spent years and years perfecting the BRAND image of Keith Richards Rock and Roll Superstar Survivor. Keith is THE symbollic embodiment, the epitome of the sex, drugs, and ROCK N ROLL SUPERSTAR. His brand is even more valuable because
Keith won't sell out like all of the other aging Rock Stars, even his partner Mick Jagger, who are getting Knighted! Puh-leeeze!Who amongst us does not marvel at the fact that Keif is still above ground and able walk in broad daylight without exploding into a vampiric powder?
For years many pundits have speculated that after a Nuclear War the only survivors may very well be Cockroaches, Rats, and Keif!
That being said, Keith is obviously in on the joke about his essence being pirated in Pirates since he agreed to appear as Jack's Dad. OK he doesn't need the money The_Rolling_Stones are still the number one moneymaking concert band in the world.
Keith is a good sport much like Queen Elizabeth II is for not garnishing Helen Mirren's wages.(whew!)
On the other hand which aging Rock Star on the where are they now list would crawl out of the woodwork to try to cash in on someone cashing in on them?
Let's face it there aren't too many originals out there anymore so it would have to be an old geezer from the 60s or 70s. How may one of a kind Rock Stars can you even identify from different decades that are truly originals?