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Keith Richards on his own again with new solo album, 'Crosseyed Heart'

Keith Richards on his own again with new solo album, 'Crosseyed Heart'

Keith Richards had just picked up a pack of cigarettes from the coffee table in front of him, skillfully removed the cellophane and fired up the first of a string of smokes while talking about "Crosseyed Heart," his first solo album in nearly 25 years and a rare venture away from his musical identity as guitarist, songwriter and periodic lead singer with the Rolling Stones. Despite having been finished for some 18 months, the album will finally be released this month. "I've been on this [Rolling Stones' Zip Code] tour, and that's Numero Uno — the Gig!" Richards, 71, said good-naturedly while sitting recently on a sofa in his manager's...

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