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Keith Richards
You asked, and Keith has answered! Here we present Keith's answers to some of the best questions we've received from fans over the last few months. We'll be updating this page with new questions and answers regularly, so make sure you visit again soon!

To submit your own question, click the button below and stay tuned to see if Keith answers!

Ask Keith

  • Ask Keith: What’s Your Monitor Mix On Stage?

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    Watch below to find out what Keith hears when he’s on stage!

     

  • Ask Keith: If You Could Only Own One Guitar, Which Would It Be?

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    Watch below to find out which of Keith’s guitars is his favorite! 

     

  • Ask Keith: When Playing Live, Do You & Ronnie Ever Trade Guitar Parts?

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    Watch below to find out more about how Keith & Ronnie work on stage!

     

  • Ask Keith: If You Could Go Back in Time and…

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    Watch below to find out which song Keith wishes he wrote!

     

  • Ask Keith: What Did It Feel Like Playing “She’s A Rainbow” in Chile?

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    Watch below to find out Keith’s take on playing “She’s A Rainbow” for the first time in 18 Years!

     

     

  • Ask Keith: If There Weren’t Any Strings…

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    Watch below to find out what instrument Keith would play if there weren’t any strings left in the world.

     

     

  • Ask Keith: If You Could Relive One Full Day From Your Life…

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    Watch below to find out more!

     

  • Ask Keith: What Was It Like Playing With Mick Taylor & Ron Wood On The 2012-2013 Tour?

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    Watch below to find out!

     

     

  • Ask Keith: What Caused You To Write This Book Now?

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    Watch below to hear about why Keith wrote Gus & Me.

     

  • Ask Keith: Did you ever meet Elvis?

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    Watch below to hear more about Keith’s relationship with The King

     

  • Ask Keith: Is there Really An Eileen?

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    Watch below to find out!

     

  • Ask Keith: If You Could Have One More Conversation with Gus, What Would You Say?

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    Watch below to hear a touching story from Keith’s past.

     

     

  • Ask Keith: What Was It Like to Write with Tom Waits and Steve Jordan?

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    Watch below to hear about what it was like writing with the two influential musicians.

     

     

  • Ask Keith: Were There Any Artists to Whom You Tipped Your Hat on “Crosseyed Heart”?

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    Watch below to see which artists Keith shows his appreciation to on his album “Crosseyed Heart.” 

     

     

  • Ask Keith: What Was Your Process for Making the Album “Crosseyed Heart”?

    You asked, Keith answered! Watch below to learn more about the unusual process when making “Crosseyed Heart."

     

  • Ask Keith: What Instruments Do You Compose On?

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    Click below to learn more about Keith’s composition process. 

     

     

  • Ask Keith Richards: What is the Story Behind "Something for Nothing"?

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    Click below to learn the story behind ‘Something for Nothing’ off of Crosseyed Heart.”

     

  • Ask Keith: What Was Your Inspiration for “Robbed Blind”?

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    Learn about Keith’s inspiration for recording ‘Robbed Blind' on new album, Crosseyed Heart.

     

     

  • Ask Keith: Why did you record Goodnight Irene?

    Learn about Keith’s inspiration for recording ‘Goodnight Irene' on new album, Crosseyed Heart

     

  • Give the gift of Gus & Me

    This holiday, treat the grandchild – or grandparent – in your life to the story of Keith’s special relationship with his Grandfather Gus, and learn how that relationship led to his love of the guitar. Order Gus & Me today.

     

    While you shop, check out this special Gus & Me edition of Ask Keith to find out what happened to the first guitar Gus gave Keith.

     

  • Ask Keith: Why did you choose to cover Love Overdue?

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    Learn about the inspiration for covering 'Love Overdue' for Keith’s new album, Crosseyed Heart.

     

  • Ask Keith: How was Substantial Damage recorded?

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    Learn about the recording of the single 'Substantial Damage' from Crosseyed Heart

     

     

  • Ask Keith: What Was The Inspiration For 'Trouble'?

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    Learn the musical inspiration for the single 'Trouble' from Crosseyed Heart

  • Keith talks to Anthony DeCurtis about recording ‘Goodnight Irene’

  • Ask Keith: Why is the new album called Crosseyed Heart?

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    In this installment of Ask Keith, shot on the eve of the release of his latest solo album, Crosseyed Heart, Keith discusses the significance of the album title. If you have not preordered Crosseyed Heart yet, get yours today

     

  • Ask Keith: Keith discloses a little of what he learned from Gus and how it can apply to grandparents and grandchildren everywhere.
  • Ask Keith: Did creating the book with your daughter, Theodora, result in you learning anything new about her?
  • Ask Keith: Would You Ever Make A Solo Blues Album?

  • Ask Keith: What do you think of Ron Wood and Mick Taylor working together?

  • WHEN DID YOU FIRST MEET BUDDY GUY?
  • DO YOU KNOW THE FANS LOVE YOU?
  • WHAT COMPELLED YOU TO MAKE WINGLESS ANGELS II?
  • WHAT KEEPS YOU INTERESTED?
  • WHAT MUSIC ALWAYS MOVES YOU?
  • WHY IS LOUIS ARMSTRONG SO IMPORTANT?
  • WHAT WAS IT LIKE WORKING WITH LOU PALLO?
  • KEITH ON LES PAUL

  • DO YOU LIKE SPORTS?
  • HOW DID YOU RESPOND TO THE SUCCESS OF LIFE?
  • WHAT BECAME OF BLUE LENA?
  • WHAT'S SOMETHING YOU'VE ONLY TRIED ONCE?
  • HOW WAS THE EXPERIENCE OF WRITING LIFE?
  • HOW DID YOU FIND MUSIC IN THE 60s?
  • ARE YOU STILL A MUSIC FAN?
  • IS THERE ANY SONG YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECORD AGAIN OR DO OVER?
  • HAVE YOU EVER CAPTURED A SONG PERFECTLY?
  • DO YOU LIKE ANY JAZZ GUITARISTS?
  • IF YOU COULD ONLY HAVE TWO GUITARS, ONE ACOUSTIC AND ONE ELECTRIC, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
  • WHAT MODIFICATIONS DO YOU MAKE TO YOUR GUITAR WHEN YOU PLAY FIVE STRING?
  • HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH GUITARS TO PLAY?
  • WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WINGLESS ANGELS GRAMMY NOMINATION?