The Rolling Stones are among the UK elite to put their money where their mouth is with a sizable donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee humanitarian appeal for the Ukraine. The Sun reported Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood gave a “generous” donation to the appeal, which “supports various charities including ActionAid, (which) was set up to help Ukrainian civilians impacted by Russia.”

In addition to the Stones, England’s royal family — including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Prince William have also made donations.


Out today (March 18th) is Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos’ 30th anniversary deluxe reissue of their second album, 1992’s Main Offender. The new collection — featuring a bonus live disc, Winos Live In London ’92, is released for the first time.

The set is available on CD and vinyl in limited red, black, and smoke-colored LP’s. The new collection features “an 88-page leather-bound book featuring notes and exclusive photos.”

The X-Pensive Winos featured drummer Steve Jordan, guitarist Waddy Wachtel, bassist Charley Drayton, keyboardist Ivan Neville, singer Sarah Dash, and backing vocalists Bernard Fowler and Babi Floyd.


The tracklist to the deluxe version of Keith Richards’ ‘Main Offender’:

Main Offender – original album

“Wicked As It Seems”
“Words Of Wonder”
“Yap Yap”
“Hate It When You Leave”
“Runnin’ Too Deep”
“Will But You Won’t”

Winos Live In London ’92

“Take It So Hard”
“Wicked As It Seems”
“How I Wish”
“Gimme Shelter”
“Hate It When You Leave”
“Before They Make Me Run”
“Will But You Won’t”
“Whip It Up”


  • Keith Richards‘ solo debut, Talk Is Cheap, was released on October 3rd, 1988 and peaked at Number 24 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
  • His live album Live At The Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988 was released on December 10th, 1991 and failed to chart.
  • Richards’ second studio set, the critically acclaimed Main Offender, was released on October 16th, 1992 but despite the good notices, stalled out at Number 99.
  • In 2010, Richards released his first solo compilation, Vintage Vinos.
  • On September 18th, 2015, Richards released his third solo studio set, Crosseyed Heart. The album reunited the Rolling Stones co-founder with his X-Pensive Winos bandmates — guitarist Waddy Watchel and chief collaborator, drummer Steve Jordan, Sara Dash, and Ivan Neville — along with longtime Rolling Stones associates Blondie Chaplin and Bernard Fowler. Richards duetted with Norah Jones on their co-written ballad “Illusion.” The album peaked at Number 11 on the Billboard 200 album charts.

CHECK IT OUT: Keith Richards’ 2022 lyric video for “How I Wish” from Winos Live In London ’92: