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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!

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  • 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?