Keith Richards Trashes Rap Music, Says It's for 'Tone-Deaf People'

The Rolling Stones guitarist shares his opinion on rap music in general as well as some legendary heavy metal acts while promoting his new solo album in a chat with NY Daily News.

AceShowbiz - %cKeith Richards% sure has a lot to say about music industry these days. After dissing %cThe Beatles%' iconic album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" last month, the guitarist of %cThe Rolling Stones% now took aim at all rappers in a new interview with New York Daily News.

Richards, who talked to the publication to promote his new solo album "Crosseyed Heart", also voiced his opinion on rap music in general in the interview. "Rap - so many words, so little said," the 71-year-old rocker said.

"What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there," he continued. "All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they're happy. There's an enormous market for people who can't tell one note from another."

In the same chat, the outspoken musician also dissed acts from other music genres. He called heavy metal legends like %cBlack Sabbath% and %cMetallica% "great jokes." He additionally shared his thought on rock and roll, saying, "It sounds like a dull thud to me." He added, "For most bands, getting the syncopation is beyond them. It's endless thudding away, with no bounce, no lift, no syncopation."

"Crosseyed Heart" which marks Richards' first solo effort in 23 years is due out on September 18. He co-wrote most of the songs on the project with drummer and co-producer %cSteve Jordan%. In addition to singing, he plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass and piano on it.

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