Keith Richards Shares Updates On Solo Music and Writing With Mick Jagger
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In his recent interview on CBS Sunday Morning, Keith Richards shared updates on his solo career and confirmed to be writing new songs with the Rolling Stones.
The legendary guitarist has released three albums with his solo band the X-pensive Winos and they have celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Main Offender.” It’s been 30 years since Richards and the Winos last hit the road.
Recently, Richards reunited with the Winos to perform at the benefit concert, Love Rocks NYC 2022 at the Beacon Theatre. He was joined by drummer Steve Jordan, who toured with the Stones last year following the death of Charlie Watts.
The 78-year-old musician admitted that the Stones are planning to be back on tour this summer to celebrate their 60 years of making music. Richards explained:
“It’ll be interesting to find out the dynamics now that Steve’s in the band.
“It’s sort of metamorphosing into something else. I was working with Mick last week, and Steve, and we came up with some, eight or nine new pieces of material. Which is overwhelming by our standards. Other times, [songwriting is] like a desert.”
The Stones’ last album with their original material was in 2005’s A Bigger Bang. In 2015, the band released an album Blue & Lonesome which was made up of blues cover songs. In 2021, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers released a 40th anniversary edition of their 1981 album Tattoo You, which included additional parts recorded recently by Watts prior to his death.
Lately, a lot of veteran musicians have sold their music rights with different music label companies. But the idea is unlikely to happen with Richards and the Stones.
“Mick and I have not spoken about it on a serious level. I don’t know if we’re ready to sell our catalog. We might drag it out a bit – put some more stuff in it! You only think about selling your catalog when … it’s a sign of getting old!”
Watch the full interview below.