Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Announces New Solo Album, 'Crosseyed Heart'

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will release Crosseyed Heart, his third solo album—and his first in more than 20 years—September 18 via Republic Records.

The first taste of Crosseyed Heart will be unveiled July 17 when the first single, “Trouble,” is released.

We're told it's a taut, guitar-based slice of heaven featuring Richards on electric and acoustic guitars, bass, lead and backing vocals. He is supported by drummer Steve Jordan, guitarist Waddy Wachtel and vocalist Bernard Fowler. The song was written by and produced by Richards and Jordan.

“I had a ball making this new record and working with Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel again," Richards said. "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. If you're looking for ‘Trouble,’ you've come to the right place.”

Richards wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks on Crosseyed Heart, many with co-producer Jordan. Highlights include the country-tinged “Robbed Blind," the reggae-flavored “Love Overdue” and the aptly named “Blues In the Morning.” Richards collaborates with several artists, including Norah Jones on “Illusion,” which she co-wrote.

Richards has released two other solo studio albums, 1988's Talk Is Cheap and 1992's Main Offender. He also has released a live album, Live at the Hollywood Palladium.

For more information, visit

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Guitar World Staff

Since 1980, Guitar World has been the ultimate resource for guitarists. Whether you want to learn the techniques employed by your guitar heroes, read about their latest projects or simply need to know which guitar is the right one to buy, Guitar World is the place to look.