Keith Richards makes a comeback

Rolling Stones guitarist to release first solo album since 1992

News Desk July 10, 2015
Richards, 71, plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and piano, and sings on the 15-track album. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said on Thursday he is releasing his first solo album in more than 20 years, reported REUTERS.

Crosseyed Heart, which will feature rock, reggae and country songs, will be released on September 18, Richards said on his website. Trouble, the first single, will be released on July 17.

Richards, 71, plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and piano, and also sings on the 15-track album. It includes collaborations with singer Norah Jones, keyboardist Ian Neville and guitarist Waddy Wachtel. Richards wrote most of the songs on the album with drummer and co-producer Steve Jordan.

“There’s nothing like walking into a studio and having absolutely no idea what you’re going to come out with on the other end,” Richards said.

Richards has two previous solo albums — Talk is Cheap in 1988 and Main Offender in 1992. He is currently on tour with The Rolling Stones until July 15.

The Rolling Stones are once again lapping the US and Canada in a summer tour that nods at their 1971 album Sticky Fingers while allowing fans to once again hear a time-honoured back catalogue of songs, reported The Guardian.

Ella Richards, the 18-year-old granddaughter of Richards is also making waves. She has landed a campaign for Topshop’s Archive collection.

The fledgling supermodel, who was scouted by her mother’s agency at the tender age of 15, models the 33 limited-edition pieces for the high street giant, which have been reissued from a vast archive of cool British style, reported Daily Mail.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2015.

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