Don Was Discusses Working With Keith Richards

(Radio.com) Today sees the release of Aaron Neville's new album, My True Story. A collection of classic doo-wop numbers, Neville teamed up with a pretty heavy-duty production team for the album: Don Was and Keith Richards.

Was's resume as a producer includes a number of big names across all genres: Bob Dylan, The B-52's, Stone Temple Pilots, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Ziggy Marley, Iggy Pop and, since 1994, The Rolling Stones.

So when he and Neville decided that they were going to tackle an album of doo-wop covers, Was decided to call in Richards in, knowing that he's a huge fan of the genre. As Was tells it, during the recording of The Rolling Stones' 1994 album Voodoo Lounge, he stayed in a hotel room just beneath Richards'; for the entire time, Richards played just one record over and over: The Jive Five's "My True Story." Was tells Radio.com that it was easy to get Richards to take on the co-producer role on this album: "He was really happy to do this. I knew he'd want to do it."

With such long breaks in between Rolling Stones albums, why hasn't Richards produced other albums in recent years? "Maybe people just don't think to call him!" Watch Radio.com's interview with Was here.

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