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Keith Richards Fends Off Stage Invader with a Telecaster in 1981

(Image credit: Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

The Rolling Stones recently uploaded this video, which you can check out below, to their YouTube channel.

It features a (very) jumpy 1981 performance of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia. As the video's description points out, halfway through the song, a fan jumps on stage and makes a run at flag-clad frontman Mick Jagger.

As any good guitarist/bandmate would do, Keith Richards thinks fast and fends off the fan using his Fender Tele as a club.

Check out the video for all the action (which starts at around 1:10). Enjoy!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.