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Keith Richards: Talk Is Cheap

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, May 1997

KEITH RICHARDS says he’d never thought of making a solo album until Mick Jagger announced that he didn’t want to tour to promote the Rolling ...

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Keith Richards on Talk is Cheap (1997)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 1997

The Human Riff talks about his solo excursion with the X-Pensive Winos and making Talk is Cheap: sorting out the crack band with Steve Jordan, working with Bootsy and Maceo, and on being a frontman.

File format: mp3; file size: 19.2mb, interview length: 21' sound quality: *

Keith Richards (1997)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, November 1997

The Human Riff on Exile on Main Street, Gram Parsons, rastamen in the hills and his loathing of Oasis

File format: mp3 File size: 27.7mb Interview length: 30 minutes 13 seconds Sound quality: ****

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Keith Richard: The Ignored Stone

Profile by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, May 1966

WHY IS IT Keith Richard is the Stone who receives the least amount of publicity or fanfare? ...

The Rolling Stone Interview: Keith Richards

Interview by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, August 1971

KEITH PLAYS in a rock & roll band. Anita is a movie star queen. They currently reside in a large white marble house that everyone ...

The Sound of the Stones

Profile and Interview by James Fox, Sunday Times Magazine, August 1973

ALL THROUGH THE night while they rehearsed for the European tour, Keith Richards stood there in a trance with himself, rocking slowly backwards and forwards, ...

They All Tried To Play Reggae

Overview by Idris Walters, Sounds, May 1975

...but can white rock and rollers sing the palm tree? wonders IDRIS WALTERS ...

Keith Richard: Exile On The 32nd Floor

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, April 1977

Take me to the airportAnd put me on a planeI've got no expectationsTo pass through here again ...

Keith Richards: Keith And The Cockroaches Rip This Joint

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Creem, June 1977

Take me to the airportAnd put me on a planeI've got no expectationsTo pass through here again('No Expectations', Jagger/Richards) ...

An Outlaw At The Ritz: Keith Richards

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1979

In which Keef holds up the price of Smirnoff shares, little Marlon holds up his Dad, Anita Pallenberg holds up the interview, and CHRIS WELCH ...

Keith Richards: An English Werewolf in London

Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, February 1986

WHAT BECOMES a legend most? So exactly how I'd imagined it was the scene that I wouldn't have dared make it up. Before we enter, ...

Keith Richards Shares His Songwriting Secrets

Interview by Bruce Pollock, Guitar, July 1986

LIKE A POLITICIAN ON THE PODIUM, whistle-stopping across the boondocks on a flatbed, Keith Richards has his share of timeless bromides, comfortable answers his tongue ...

Out Of The Cage: An interview with Keith Richards

Interview by Ira Robbins, unpublished, September 1988

IR: You’ve done a lot of interviews lately. It’s hard to pick questions you haven’t been asked... ...

Keith Richards: Grin Reaper

Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, July 1990

YOU CAN look Keith Richards in the eye and ask him if he's spent all his adult life divorced from reality. He stops, inclines his ...

Wingless and Angelic: Keith Richards in Jamaica

Book Excerpt by Victor Bockris, Keith Richards: The Unauthorised Biography, 1992

An extract from Keith Richards: The Unauthorised Biography by Victor Bockris, first published in 1992. (Currently available as a paperback published by Omnibus Press, 426pp, ...

Keef: Exile just a shot away from Main Street

Book Review by Barney Hoskyns, European, The, September 1992

IT HAS become something of a cliche to say that Keith Richards is the Rolling Stones. ...

The Blues Brothers: John Lee Hooker and Keith Richards – It's a Two-way Thing

Profile and Interview by Nick Coleman, Time Out, October 1992

BOOM BOOM boom boom – gonna shoot you right down… The blues is always the blues, even when it's advertising copy. Right off your feet. ...

Keith Richards

Interview by Mat Snow, Q, November 1992

IN THE MIDDLE of the night, all blocks in mid-Manhattan offer a blank facade. But behind one particular stout steel door lurks a true temple ...

Stone Wino rhythm guitar god Keith Richards can still rip it up

Interview by Ira Robbins, Pulse!, November 1992

Midnight at the oasis...Actually, it’s 2 a.m. at the Hit Factory, but the mood is still calm as a desert breeze. ...

Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos: Town and Country Club, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, Rolling Stone, February 1993

ON THE EVE of his forty-ninth birthday, the eternally delinquent Keith Richards was back in his hometown, at an 1800-capacity club, doing what he loves ...

Keith Richards: The Q 100 interview

Interview by Bill Prince, Q, January 1995

How the devil are you?I'm fine, man. Very, very well. ...

That's Another Fine Messiah You've Got Me Into

Comment by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, April 1996

John Lennon thought The Beatles were bigger than IT, some people think Elvis is/was IT and Michael Jackson seems to think he is IT. So ...

Keith Richards: How Do You Stop?

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, November 1997

"DON’T BE MISLED!" shouts the faded 8" x 8" flyer propped up on a baby grand piano in the mansion Keith Richards is renting in ...

Keith Richards

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Independent, The, June 1999

"Thirty years upon the stage/ I hear the people say, ‘Why won’t he go away?’" ...

Keith Richards

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, December 2002

ON DECEMBER 18 next year, he'll celebrate, simultaneously, his 60th birthday and 20 years of marriage to Patti Hansen. He's a father of four, and ...

And Sitteth At The Right Hand Of God…

Retrospective by Jonh Ingham, Rock's Backpages, December 2003

Jonh Ingham recalls a night in the presence of Keith Richards, April 1976. ...

How to be Keef: A User's Guide

Guide by Nick Coleman, Independent on Sunday, July 2006

WHAT GOES through the mind of a rock colossus as he falls from a coconut tree? Depends on your rock colossus, of course. So let's ...

Keith Richards Interviewed

Interview by Jon Wilde, Sabotage Times, June 2013

Long before Johnny Depp based Captain Jack on him, Keith Richards was just the pirate blues chief of the Rolling Stones. And not averse to ...

The Time We Said Hello: The Day I Met Keith Richards

Book Excerpt by Robert Greenfield, 'Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye' (Da Capo), May 2014

Having been selected to conduct the Rolling Stone interview with Keith Richards in May 1971, the author embarks on a perilous journey to meet his ...

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