Set for release on Friday (November 13th) is the limited edition box set and digital release of Keith Richards' Live From The Hollywood Palladium. Richards spoke about his solo band, the X-Pensive Winos, who had backed him on his 1988 Talk Is Cheap solo debut, and subsequent live dates.
He told The Associated Press that the Winos filled a void left vacant by the Rolling Stones being put on ice, explaining, “The Winos came together because of the Stones around ’86 said, there was a definite hiatus. Let’s put it that way (laughs). It’s understandable, especially in retrospect, after those many years, Mick (Jagger) and I and the whole band (thinking), 'Is the whole world just the Rolling Stones?' I suppose it was that kind of feeling. And I think Mick had it more than I did. But at the same time, we did need a break from each other and as it turned out, it was a great help to us both.”
The X-Pensive Winos includes drummer and songwriter Steve Jordan, guitarist Waddy Wachtel, bassist Charley Drayton, and keyboardist Ivan Neville.