Keith Richards talks new album ‘Crosseyed Heart,’ Rolling Stones career with The Spectrum

Rock icon and guitarist of The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, sat down for an intimate conversation with esteemed journalist David Fricke at the SiriusXM studios this week. Richards spoke with Fricke about his career with the Stones as well as his upcoming new album Crosseyed Heart, his first solo effort since 1982. Listeners will hear songs off the album throughout the broadcast.

The special airs Friday, September 18 at 8 pm ET on The Spectrum (Ch. 28) and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online.

In the meantime, check out some excerpts from their conversation:

“[Crosseyed Heart] really didn’t start as an album. It started as just a couple of tracks.”

“… Suddenly you realize you’re getting close to a record here.”

“This was cut over a couple of years … It was beautiful to do because there was no deadline.”

“When the Stones started, I mean Chicago blues, that was it man … Although we’re just some white kids in London, we’ll do our best to give ya Hoochie Coochie Man.”

“Nobody grows up until the day the Grim Reaper Arrives.”

“GP [Gram Parsons] and me, we’d stay up for like three days singing Everly Brothers songs, just for the hell of it. And he’d be pointing out to me, oh, the Bakersville sound compared to the Nashville sound and the different aspects of country music.”

“If you don’t know the sort of basic background in acoustic guitar, then you’re missing out a whole lot on what guitar playing is about.”

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