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.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Honor Charlie Watts With Pictures
Rolling Stones bandmates paid tribute to the drummer in their first posts since his death.
Most Underrated Song on Each LP by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
On more than one occasion, the Rolling Stones were strengthened by the duo's time away.
Keith Richards and Noel Gallagher Compared Bad Bandmates
Rolling Stones guitarist asked Oasis counterpart which of their singers was a “bigger c---”.
COVID-19 Has Forced Keith Richards into 'Un-Normal' Normality
Rolling Stones guitarist reveals he’s turned to gardening during lockdown.
Keith Richards Says BLM Protests Are 'About Bloody Time'
Rolling Stones guitarist says African American musicians were "the reason I'm here."
Keith Richards Announces Expanded 'Hollywood Palladium' Live Set
Box set includes three previously unreleased tracks.
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.