Keith designs T-shirts to raise funds for Japan

London: Following in the footsteps of fellow rockers, `Rolling Stones` star Keith Richards is designing a T-shirt to raise funds for the relief efforts in Japan.

The 67-year-old founding member of the rock band is using a special snap taken in Japan during the band`s 1990 world tour for the front of the USD 29.99 garment and is also urging his fans to support his fundraiser, reported Contactmusic.

"For decades, Japanese fans have been some of the most passionate supporters of rock and roll. Now they need our help.

"The Japan Relief t-shirt is based on a photo taken by Claude Gassian on the Japanese leg of the Steel Wheels tour in 1990 and is available in both classic and fitted styles.

"Let`s come together now to get our brothers and sisters through this difficult time and help them rebuild as soon as possible," writes Richard on his website.

The proceeds from the sales will go to the Japan Society`s `Japan Earthquake Relief Fund`, which is helping survivors of this month`s devastating earthquake and tsunami, estimated to have killed 18,000 people.

Other rockers who have joined the league of raising funds are rapper Snoop Dogg, `Linkin Park` star Mike Shinoda and heavy metal band `Iron Maiden`.