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.
Keith Richards Says the Rolling Stones Will Never Retire
Guitarist admits he "can't imagine doing anything else."
Aerosmith, Rolling Stones Members Demand Campaign Song Clearance
Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Green Day also sign open letter with Artist Rights Alliance.
Top Rolling Stones Songs Without Keith Richards or Charlie Watts
This list ended up underscoring often-overlooked contributions by Mick Taylor and Jimmy Miller.
How Jimmy Page Ended Up Jamming With Keith Richards on 'Scarlet'
Long-lost collaboration will finally see the light of day when it's bundled with the Rolling Stones' 'Goats Heads Soup' reissue.
Watch Ted Nugent Name His All-Time Favorite Guitar Player
Discussion takes place in new episode of ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar.’
Keith Richards Gave Ronnie Wood Hard Time For Trying to Clean Up
Rolling Stones guitarist recalls first attempt to quit drugs and alcohol.
Keith Richards’ Side Project Helped Him Appreciate Mick Jagger
Rolling Stones guitarist recalls surprise effect of X-Pensive Winos project.
Hear Keith Richards' 'Big Town Playboy' From Debut Album Box Set
This is one of six previously unheard songs included in an upcoming expanded reissue of 'Talk Is Cheap.'