Keith Richards Drops Catchy, Blues-Rockin' 'Trouble' From New Solo Album

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Keith Richards performs on July 15, 2015 in Quebec City. 

It's the first single from "Crosseyed Heart," due Sept. 18 on Republic Records.

The lead track from Keith Richards' first solo album in 23 years is here. Today (July 17), the Rolling Stones guitarist dropped "Trouble," an easygoing blues rocker that doesn't sound like it's trying too hard to get lodged in your head, but probably will anyway.

Richards handles vocals on the song, singing, "maybe trouble is your middle name / the trouble is that that's your game." Don't mess with Keith, guys.

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"Trouble" comes from Richards' new solo album Crosseyed Heart, due Sept. 18 on Republic Records. In addition to vocals, Richards provided guitar, piano, and bass for the album. He co-wrote the majority of Crosseyed Heart's songs with co-producer Steve Jordan.

Richards has not announced a tour behind Crosseyed Heart, but since the Rolling Stones recently wrapped their North American Zip Code tour, perhaps one could be in the cards. He's also hinted that the Stones could be returning to the studio soon. 

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For Richards' last solo album, we have to go all the way back to 1992's Main Offender. Before that, Richards released one other solo studio LP (1988's Talk Is Cheap) and a live solo album.


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