Keith Richards releases new song ‘Trouble’ ahead of new solo album release

The Rolling Stones' guitarist returns to solo duty after 23 years

The first song from Keith Richards’ new solo album has been revealed online.

‘Trouble’ is taken from ‘Crosseyed Heart’, the new solo album from The Rolling Stones‘ guitarist. It is Richards’ first solo effort in 23 years.

‘Crosseyed Heart’ contains 15 tracks and follows 1992’s ‘Main Offender’ and 1988’s ‘Talk Is Cheap’. The Rolling Stones released their most recent studio album, ‘A Bigger Bang’, in 2005.

“I had a ball making this new record and working with [drummer] Steve Jordan and [guitarist] Waddy Wachtel again,” Richards said in a recent statement. “There’s nothing like walking into a studio and having absolutely no idea what you’re going to come out with on the other end.”

‘Crosseyed Heart’ will be released on September 18 via Virgin EMI. A press release states that the record was inspired by reggae, rock, country and the blues.

The record will feature contributions from The Rolling Stones’ late saxophonist Bobby Keys, who died in December 2014.

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Meanwhile, posters advertising The Rolling Stones’ upcoming London exhibition have reportedly been censored in London Underground tube stations.

‘EXHIBITIONISM’ is the veteran band’s first ever major exhibition and will open at London’s Saatchi Gallery next year. The exhibition will consist of over 500 Rolling Stones artefacts from the band’s personal archives, including original stage designs, rare guitars and instruments, backstage paraphernalia, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips. There will also be personal diaries and correspondence from members of the Stones, original poster and and album artwork and cinematic presentations.

A poster for the event – which depicts a scantily-clad woman with the band’s iconic logo positioned at her crotch – was rejected by advertising regulators. The poster, the work of British designer Mark Norton, was recently submitted to tube advertising regulators Exterion Media and bus regulators Clear Channel, both of whom deemed the placing of the band’s John Pasche-created lips logo was too risqué and suggestive.

Instead, London stations and bus stops will see an altered version of the poster featuring the logo positioned over the woman’s belly button instead. They will launch on Monday (July 13), while the original posters will be unveiled elsewhere nationwide.

A spokesperson for The Rolling Stones said, “We are dumbfounded and perplexed at this rather silly decision. Perhaps something to do with the fact that it’s The Rolling Stones and controversy still seems to follow them everywhere.”