Keith Richards Pokes Fun at Led Zeppelin, The Who

By Radio.com Staff

Keith Richards has been on a roll.

Over the course of promotion for his new solo album Crosseyed Heart, Richards has managed to poke fun at Black Sabbath, Metallica, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and all of hip hop.

In a new interview with NME Richards throws more bad blood, this time on Led Zeppelin and The Who.

Related: Keith Richards Announces Plans for a New Rolling Stones Album

“I love Jimmy Page, but as a band, no,” said Richards on the subject of Led Zeppelin. “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?”

Richards refers to The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey as “all flash.” Keith Moon gets more of a pass, but not by much.

“[Moon] could play to [Pete Townshend] like nobody else in the world. But if somebody threw him into a session with somebody else, it was a disaster. There’s nothing wrong with that; sometimes you’ve got that one paintbrush, and you rock it.”

 

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