The album is the guitarist's first for over 20 years

Keith Richards has announced a new solo album, Crosseyed Heart.

The album – the Rolling Stones guitarist’s first release under his own name since 1992’s Main Offender – is released on September 18 on EMI, and is reportedly inspired by “reggae, rock, country and the blues”.

In a press release, Richards says: “I had a ball making this new record and working with [drummer] Steve Jordan and [guitarist] Waddy Wachtel again. 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 is Richards’ third solo album, following Main Offender and 1988’s Talk Is Cheap. Wachtel and Jordan have appeared on all the guitarist’s solo work.

The new album features a number of other musicians, including saxophone from Bobby Keys, recorded before he died in December 2014.

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