Richards joins Clapton at Crossroads Festival

Sunday, 14 April 2013 - 17:29



Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival has become the mecca for riff worshippers, so it was appropriate that guitar deity Keith Richards made a surprise appearance to perform with Clapton.


The Rolling Stone received perhaps the most sustained standing ovation of the night as he joined his old pal towards the end of Crossroads, a two-night concert festival at Madison Square Garden that brought together a dazzling array of guitar masters.


Richards — whose Stones announced another tour earlier this month — flashed his typical smile to the crowd before joining Clapton in playing the blues standard and Clapton favorite "Key to the Highway."