The claws are out. Never one to shy away from his opinion, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has opened up a whole new can of worms when once again he has openly criticized other legendary bands.
In his most recent criticism, Richards shared his rather low opinion of two of rock’s mightiest bands, Led Zeppelin and The Who.
It was only recently that Richards made headlines with his comments about rockers Metallica and Black Sabbath, and even The Beatles’ legendary album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
In an interview with Rolling Stone the “Start Me Up” guitarist spoke about his new solo album Crosseyed Heart.
It was during this conversation that he decided to take a shot at Led Zeppelin.
“I love Jimmy Page, but as a band, no, with John Bonham thundering down the highway in an uncontrolled 18-wheeler. 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?”
Not stopping there, the Stones man went on to say The Who’s frontman Roger Daltrey is “all flash.” He also said of late drummer Keith Moon, “he could play to Pete like nobody else in the world. But if somebody threw him into a session with somebody else, it was a disaster,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with that; sometimes you’ve got that one paintbrush, and you rock it.”
He then gave a little insight into where the criticism of other acts has been coming from, according to the interview. “I just was never really interested in that many English rock ‘n’ roll bands actually, at all.”
Rock My World is wondering whether anyone from The Who or Zeppelin camp will fire back at Keith for his comments, or to be honest, if they even care. Only time will tell.