LOS ANGELES, July 9 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said on Thursday he is releasing his first solo album in more than 20 years.
It’s hard to say whether the solo release might hinder the chances of a future Rolling Stones studio album. Richards wrote and produced most of the songs with longtime collaborator and drummer Steve Jordan; guitar mainstay Waddy Wachtel joined in the studio as well as other members of Richards’s backing band the X-pensive Winos. Crosseyed Heart is the long overdue follow up to 1992’s Main Offender. Backup singer Bernard Fowler can also be heard on the record.
The Rolling Stones aren’t even done their North American Zip Code Tour, and they’ve already announced a career-spanning museum display called EXHIBITIONISM that will tour the word starting next year.
“I had a ball making this new record and working with Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel again”, Richards said via a news release.
The album itself is scheduled for September 18 release. “If you’re looking for ‘Trouble, ‘ you’ve come to the right place”. “Trouble” not only features Richards on his comfortable guitar but the musician also took on vocal and bass duties for the new song. Richards collaborates with several artists including a captivating duet with Norah Jones on the soulful ballad “Illusion” which she co-wrote.