Keith Richards says rap music good for 'tone-deaf people'

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2015 18:08 IST

Rap music is for 'tone-deaf people' says the Rolling Stones lead guitarist Keith Richards. The 71-year-old rocker also called heavy metal bands like Black Sabbath and Metallica "great jokes", reported Aceshowbiz. Only a while back, Keith had been critical of the Beatles' iconic album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

"Rap - so many words, so little said. What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there.

"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," Richards said.

He also shared his thought on rock and roll. "It sounds like a dull thud to me. For most bands, getting the syncopation is beyond them. It's endless thudding away, with no bounce, no lift, no syncopation."

Richards has been promoting his new solo album Crosseyed Heart, which marks his first solo effort in 23 years.

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