Netflix will premiere the Keith Richards documentary, “Under The Influence”, on September 18 – the same day his first solo album in more than three decades, “Crosseyed Heart”, hits stores.
Directed by Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Best Of Enemies), the film is billed as “an unprecedented look into the sounds and influences of rock and roll icon Keith Richards.”
“If there’s a Mount Rushmore of Rock ’n’ Roll, Keith’s face is surely on it,” says Neville. “He has always represented the soul of rock music—for all of the light and dark shades that implies.
"To my relief, Keith Richards turned out to be a real man—full of humor, knowledge and wisdom. That’s the real Keith we’ve worked to capture in our film and I’m honored to bring it to a global audience via Netflix.”
The portrait of Richards pursues the origins of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer, charting influences back to the music that inspired him then and now - electric blues, country honky-tonk, southern soul, and more – as he creates his first solo album in 23 years, “Crosseyed Heart.”
“Under The Influence” visits many of the places that have inspired the Rolling Stones guitarist, including Chicago, Nashville and New York, with guest appearances including Tom Waits.
Neville directed the newly-released video for “Trouble”, the lead single from “Crosseyed Heart.”
The album sees Richards teamed with drummer Steve Jordan and guitarist Waddy Wachtel, with help from Rolling Stones backup singer Bernard Fowler, keyboardist Ivan Neville and singer Sarah Dash.
Special guests including Norah Jones, Spooner Oldham, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and Aaron Neville are also on board, while a pair of songs feature contributions from late Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys, who passed away last December at the age of 70.
Richards and The Rolling Stones recently wrapped up their Zip Code tour of North America with an appearance at the Festival d’été de Québec in Quebec City.
Keith Richards premieres Trouble video
VIDEO: Rolling Stones wrap up North American tour in Quebec City
AUDIO: Keith Richards premieres new solo single Trouble
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