Keith Richards

From Stones to solo album: Keith Richards making moves

Keith Richards had a goal when he was readying the release of his first solo album in two decades: Get his Rolling Stones bandmates excited about recording their own music. "(The band is) going to get in the studio, which was one of my aims really of doing this (solo) one. (It) was, 'Hey, Rolling Stones, you haven't been in the studio for 11 years. ... It's time to get in the studio,'" Richards said in an interview with The Associated Press last week. The Stones' last album was "A Bigger Bang" in 2005. Richards' "Crosseyed Heart," his first solo album since 1982, debuted at No. 11 on Billboard's 200 albums chart this week. ...