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.
How Keith Richards Cut the Stones' 'Happy' in a Single Afternoon
Guitarist rattled off what would eventually become one of his signature songs in the basement of a French mansion.
Keith Richards' Beatles Obsession Drove Mick Jagger 'Batty'
Rolling Stones icons recall their envy as rivals lived their dream.
Keith Richards Hated Rolling Stones' 'Satisfaction' at First
Mick Jagger recalls guitarist's reaction after they wrote first U.S. No. 1 hit.
Win a Keith Richards' 'Main Offender' Deluxe Box Set
Recently-released 30th anniversary set is valued at $200.
Keith Richards Addresses Eric Clapton's Vaccine Skepticism
"I just want to get rid of this damn thing, and the only way I can see us doing it is everybody does as the doctor says," Richards said.
How Stones Backing Singer Got Caught in Jagger and Richards War
Drummer Steve Jordan vouched for Bernard Fowler when he joined tense band for 'Steel Wheels' tour in 1989.
Paul McCartney Wrote to Rolling Stones About 'Cover Band' Quote
Keith Richards discusses minor war of words and recording album with new drummer Steve Jordan.
Keith Richards Says Selling Rights Is 'Sign of Getting Old'
Rolling Stones legend avoids thinking about the end of his career.