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Keith Richards

As one half of the fabled Glimmer Twins, Keith Richards doesn’t make many solo albums. Still, it could be argued that one of them helped save the Rolling Stones. His gold-selling ‘Talk is Cheap’ LP arrived in 1988 as the Stones were at a low ebb, and sparked Richards’ first-ever solo tour. Not long after, Richards reunited with a suitably impressed Mick Jagger, though a second Richards project followed in 1990. Richards also moonlighted with Rolling Stones bandmate Ron Wood as a member of an all-star late-’70s group called the New Barbarians, and on some of Wood’s albums. More recently, Richards has taken up acting as part of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie franchise. A 1978 solo version of ‘Run Rudolph Run’ remains a holiday staple on classic-rock radio stations.

Adrian Borromeo
Adrian Borromeo

10 Years Ago: Keith Richards Falls Off a Tree Branch

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has had many brushes with death, but in late April 2006, he had one of his scariest mishaps.

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Rick Diamond / Joe Raedle, Getty Images

The Night Keith Richards Pulled a Knife Over a Disagreement With Donald Trump

Back in 1989, the Rolling Stones had reluctantly agreed to a pay-per-view event at Donald Trump's Atlantic City property when things got ugly.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images / Eagle Rock / YouTube / Frank Micoletta, Getty Images / Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Keith Richards Year by Year: 1963-2016 Photographs

Here's a photograph from every year of Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards' over five-decade long career.

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The Time Keith Richards Was Electrocuted During a Rolling Stones Concert

Keith Richards was electrocuted during a Rolling Stones concert on December 3, 1965.

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Kevin Winter / Jemal Countess, Getty Images

Jimmy Page Isn’t Taking Keith Richards’ Led Zeppelin Insult Seriously

It takes a certain amount of confidence to laugh it off when someone has dismissed your life's work as "hollow," but when you're Jimmy Page, not even an insult from Keith Richards can get you down.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Keith Richards Talks Fatherhood: ‘What Counts Is Family’

The Rolling Stones legend spoke about the importance of family in a new interview.

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Christopher Polk / Michael Hickey, Getty Images

Metallica and Keith Richards Pay Tribute to Record Exec Killed in Paris Attacks

Shockwaves from the recent terrorist attacks in Paris continue to reverberate through the musical community, and the death of one victim, Universal Music exec Thomas Ayad.

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YouTube

Keith Richards Shares His Desert Island Discs

We've heard a lot lately about the bands and albums Keith Richards doesn't like, but which records does he love enough to wish he had on hand if he were stuck on a deserted island?

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Rolling Stone

Watch Keith Richards Perform ‘Gimme Shelter’ in Tribute to Merry Clayton

Keith Richards took time out from promoting his new Crosseyed Heart LP to help support a good cause last night, appearing onstage at the Apollo Theater.

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Hulton Archive / Jemal Countess / Paul Hawthorne, Getty Images

Keith Richards Dismisses Led Zeppelin as ‘Hollow,’ Calls the Who ‘All Flash’

Keith Richards was asked to offer his thoughts on Led Zeppelin and the Who — and it went about as poorly as you might have already guessed.

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