This story is so unusual (even unbelievable) that I have only told a few friends until now. It's my very favorite Stones story. I have no proof that it was me.
A couple years back someone on iorr.org posted a link to a guitar auction. The auction was for a guitar that Keith shot:
Here's where I come in:
Like a lot of us, I discovered the internet during the VL tour. The FIRST thing I did was to seek out other Stones fans. I joined Compuserve, alt.rock-n-roll.stones, and the Undercover mailing list. I think that was about all there was at first. No World Wide Web yet. Some of you were probably posting there, too. One of the first things I did was request for the Stones to put "Shine a Light" in the set list. As some of you may remember, Mick put the song into rotation because of an internet post. I don't recall anyone else requesting the song and I searched hard and long after reading why it made the set. Without that request, "Shine a Light" would probably never have made the set list, the LP/CD/Video would have been named something else, and the guitar probably would have been locked up in storage and it would still be in one piece today.
I claim the blame! Keith... I'm sorry you shot your guitar, please forgive me.