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Led Zeppelin branded as ‘hollow’ by Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards

October 12, 2015

Keith Richards -2012-12-13_2 Photo by SolarScottThe Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards has laid into fellow Sixties bands Led Zeppelin and The Who during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

The 71-year-old Stones legend reportedly described Led Zeppelin as “hollow” and said The Who were a “crazy” band and their frontman Roger Daltrey was “all flash”.

Richards revealed he has never been a fan of Led Zeppelin and while he thinks Jimmy Page is a great guitarist he doesn’t like him when he’s performing with the other members of the band.

“I love Jimmy Page,” he told Rolling Stone magazine, “but as a band, no, with John Bonham thundering down the highway in an uncontrolled 18-wheeler … Jimmy is a brilliant player. But I always felt there was something a little hollow about it, you know?”

Meanwhile, Richards also wrote off The Who. “I always thought Roger Daltrey was all flash,” he told Rolling Stone in the same interview. “I love Pete Townshend, but I always thought the Who were a crazy band anyway. You would say to Keith Moon, if you were in a session with him, ‘Just give me a swing,’ and he couldn’t … He was an incredible drummer, but only with Pete Townshend.”

Rolling Stone magazine has credited Keith Richards as the creator of “rock’s greatest single body of riffs” on guitar and ranks him fourth on its list of 100 Best Guitarists. Jimmy Page is ranked third …

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Rolling Stones to release 50th anniversary photo book, ‘The Rolling Stones: 50’

March 9, 2012

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The Rolling Stones plan to publish a deluxe ‘photographic autobiography’ as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

Titled The Rolling Stones: 50, the photo book will be released on July 12 – exactly 50 years to the day after the band performed their first gig at London’s Marquee Club in 1962.

“This is our story of 50 fantastic years,” said Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts in a joint statement.

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Rolling Stones set to reunite for 50th anniversary tour in 2012?

November 11, 2011

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Keith Richards has fuelled speculation about the Rolling Stones reuniting for a 50th anniversary tour in 2012 after confirming that he, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts will meet for rehearsals in London later this month.

“Mick’s welcome, and I’m sure he’ll turn up,” Richards told The Observer newspaper.

“We’re just going to play a little together, because we haven’t played for three or four years. You don’t necessarily want to rehearse or write anything – you just want to touch bases. That’s a good start: me, Charlie and Ronnie.”

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Mick Jagger is named Ambassador of the Amazon Rainforest

October 19, 2011

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Peruvian government officials have named Rolling Stones star Sir Mick Jagger as an honorary ambassador for the Amazon rainforest.

The 68-year-old rocker, who is currently travelling through South America, will now be responsible for helping to raise awareness of the Amazon rainforest and its need for protection.

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