Keith Richards has never been one to keep quiet about his feelings. The enigmatic Rolling Stones guitarist took care of the verbal fight matches in his spare time with the Stones. During these fighting matches, the musician had six performers who acted as his enemy. It gives a somewhat refreshing point of view, although we don’t agree with it.
Current rock stars have a constant outlet for their thoughts in the form of all social media singing and dancing – a platform that, for better or for worse, provides a direct link between audience and artist. . Meanwhile, in the heyday of rock and roll, artists like Keith Richards could only talk about other bands and musicians in interviews to find a public forum. It makes it all the more impressive that he has found so much time to air so many of his grievances with some of rock and roll’s most legendary acts.
As the fast-paced and swagger of the Rolling Stones, Richards has earned his place at the top of rock and roll – among the greats and goos of the genre. But while the guitarist has always paid homage to the founding fathers of blues and rock ‘n’ roll – noting that without them he would be nothing – he also never hesitated to throw the strange poisonous beard or two at his contemporaries.
The Stones man is known to criticize not only rival bands and artists, but also friends, former tour partners and even entire genres. It would seem that the guitarist’s scathing eye can never be underestimated.
In an interview with the Daily News, he once criticized the rap genre, saying, “What rap has done that is awesome is to show that there are so many deaf people. All they need is a drumbeat and someone is yelling at it and they’re happy. There is a huge market for people who cannot tell one note from another. He concluded “rap – so many words, so few words”.
Richards doesn’t just attack outside of his realm. It wasn’t as if being a rock musician helped an artist gain respect for Richards. The guitarist has been very ruthless about some of his rock contemporaries including David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and many more, each receiving a bandage from Keef.
While his comments may have offered an odd rebuttal, the fact that most offended artists have covered one of Richards’ songs at one point or another probably shows that Keef is still king.
The 6 musicians Keith Richards hates
While David Bowie’s talents extend far beyond the characters he created, it’s hard to say that the visual experience provided by the Starman added much to his mystique and subsequent legend. Her costume and visual experience is also an integral part of her music.
It didn’t suit Richards very well. After saying in an interview in 2008 that ‘Changes’ was the only song by Hunky-dory he remembered, the guitarists went on saying, “Everything is posed. Everything is fucking posing. It has nothing to do with music. He also knows it.
Richards added, “I can’t think of anything else he did to make my hair stand on end.” It’s an assessment many would scoff at, indicating a career steeped in creativity throughout.
Oasis was a band built on the foundations that bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones laid. But while Britpop royalty only had respect for the past, Richards was less attached to the Gallagher brothers.
After calling them “shit” and Mick Jagger adding, “You can’t dance to it, the new album is impossible,” Richards summed up the band’s absurd makeup by saying, “These guys are just obnoxious. Grow up, then come back. see if you can hang. ”Mancunian legends had indeed been told.
But were the Beatles fans? Nope. Sir Paul McCartney called them “unhip” and George Harrison had his own damning assessment when he said: “The music lacks depth and singer Liam is a pain, the rest of the band don’t need him.” A damning indictment and most Beatles fans would stick around.
Prince’s influence on music since his debut in 1980 is an undeniable brilliance that ultimately resulted in the singer’s opening for The Rolling Stones, perhaps it was this incident that saw the Purple One enter the little one. Keef’s black book.
He said, damning, “An overrated dwarf … Prince has to find out what it means to be a prince.” It is the problem of conferring a title before having proved it.
“His attitude when he opened for us… was insulting to our audience. You don’t try to make headlines like that when you play a bunch of Stones. He’s a prince who thinks he’s already a king. Good luck to him. Of course, Prince would hardly be affected by the guitarist’s lyrics, we think it may have something to do with Prince’s odd ability to play a lead guitar casually and powerfully.
With Elton John’s Rocketman and the farewell tour, it feels like a new generation finally “gets” Elton John. When you compare John’s tour schedule to that of the Rolling Stones, it could be that Richards doesn’t like John because he thinks he’s a bit lazy.
Either way, he never really got along with the ‘Your Song’ singer, “An old bitch … her writing is limited to songs about dead blondes,” Richards said of the Rocketman.
Elton’s response was also pretty decisive when he said a few hot words about Richards: “It would be horrible to be like Keith Richards. He’s pathetic. It’s like a monkey with arthritis, trying to get on stage and look young. I have a lot of respect for the Stones, but they would have been better off if they’d sent Keith out 15 years ago.
Keith Richards’ style of music may have sprung from certain technically gifted players, but it is most certainly rooted in “sentiment” – a factor that may be a reason for his disdain for the heavy metal giant’s Led Zeppelin.
The guitarist said in an interview in 1969 with Rolling stone: “The guy’s voice started to annoy me. I do not know why; maybe he’s a little too acrobatic.
Recently he has turned the sights to target the iconic John Bonham, telling the same post, “I love Jimmy Page, but as a band, no, with John Bonham driving down the highway in a 18 uncontrolled wheels. He had cornered the market there. Jimmy is a brilliant player. But I always felt there was something a little hollow about it, you know?
In addition to preying on his contemporaries, Richards has not been too kind to those who cite him as an influence. Two acts in question were Metallica and Black Sabbath, the former having supported the Stones on tour… surely Richards had a nice word?
He was recently quoted as saying, “Millions of people are in love with Metallica and Black Sabbath. I just thought they were good jokes… I don’t know where the inspiration for Metallica came from, but if it’s from me, then I fucked up ”
Obviously, Richards is not a heavy metal fan and he doesn’t save it all for one genre of music either taking all of rap once.
So there you have it. It doesn’t matter if you support his band, play his songs, or generally cite him as a steadfast influence on your craft – if Keith Richards doesn’t like your band, he’ll let you know.