Keith Richards Slams David Bowie

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has confessed that he is not a huge fan of David Bowie.

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Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has confessed that he is not a huge fan of David Bowie. Speaking in this month's Uncut magazine, Richards said that 'Changes', which appears on Bowie's fourth album 'Hunky Dory', was the only song by the artist that he could remember. "It's all pose. It's all fucking posing. It's nothing to do with music He knows it too, Richards said. I can't think of anything else he's done that would make my hair stand up." The Rolling Stones film 'Shine A Light' is currently on release at cinemas across the world. The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, follows the band during their two performances at the Beacon Theatre in New York in 2006. Credits for the info to Gigwise.com.

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    ValoRhoads
    Bad form! You're both legends, and your lead singer has worked with Bowie before. There is no need to disrespect him other than to get your name in print. Bad form!
    banksy.1992
    keith, buddy your band has sold out somanytimes just to make a profit i dont think its your place to talk about posing
    fade_to_black18
    I'm confessing that I am "not a huge fan" of Keith Richards, and more specifically The Rolling Stones.....
    Arch Enemy 65
    Oh no so richards is not a huge fan of bowie.....its not like the music industry is just gonna stop I dont really care that much I like both of them it doesn't matter (that stuff about posing was bulls**t)
    lepermessiah22
    jplay5 wrote: lepermessiah22 wrote: metaljunkie22 wrote: Big words from a mediocre guitarist +1 The Rolling stones = Most overrated band EVER Biggest idiot EVER
    how so? they are praised as one of the greatest rock bands ever, and yet they only have a handful of songs that are actually worth anything. I can think of maybe 5 good songs by them, and that is being generous.
    fitbband
    ok, i went to see that shitty rolling stones movie, b/c i had too, with my cousin and his friends. but it was horrible, every song was long and the same thing over and over again. and to go as far as him calling it posing, is ridiculous, the whole movie is The Rolling Stones trying to hip and still up to jive in today's society, and all it did to me, was like, shit, these guys are old, why and i here, this is for our parents, lol it was horrible, **** keith richards, ****ing 80 year old ape, david bowie is a true musician. and alot of people have gotten there influences from him, Trent Reznor was hugely influenced by the album low. i mean shit, come on... ... Come on!
    Wakisazhi
    yoursweatersux wrote: Keith Richards isn't a great guitarist??? What the hell is wrong with you 16 year olds. That's such a childish thing to say... he's written a million memorable riffs and crafted tons of top hit songs. Just because he doesn't shred like Buckethead, who everbody on ultimate-guitar seems to have a hard on for, does NOT mean he can't play guitar. Jesus christ, nowadays you kids are trying to make music seem like some sort of f*cking competition. Everytime I walk into guitar center there's some immature idiot just doing sweep after sweep trying to show off. It's a f*cking instrument for making MUSIC, not some bullsh*t that was designed so you could look cool in a talent show. Die
    Wow and I thought that other guy was a noob. WHERE DOES ANYONE EVEN MENTION BUCKETHEAD OR SHREDDING? Nowehere thats where. And Keith Richards is mediocre, compared to fellow Rolling Stones band mates Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, and hell even Ronnie Wood the man is just a bad player.
    MXFNCK
    Wakisazhi wrote: MXFNCK wrote: Wakisazhi wrote: MXFNCK wrote: metaljunkie22 : Big words from a mediocre guitarist Noob Um he's right, Keith is definitely in the mediocre range compared to Brian Jones and Mick Taylor hell compared to Mick Ronson (Bowie's guitarist during the Ziggy Stardust-era) Keith is pure garbage. And if you were worth your salt you'd know that, if anything you're the noob. What makes a guitar player good? It's all taste man. you can't say he IS mediocre or like you said he IS garbage. get over yourself and allow people to have a taste of their own. noob. The man can't even play his own songs without struggling, I don't think that qualifies as good, hell he didn't even know how to play til Brian taught him. And I'm the noob?
    So what if brian taught him. so what if ****ing madonna taught him, what the hell does that matter? And what do you mean he screws up his own stuff live but you say ronnie plays better than keith? thats cos they put ronnie low in the mix cos HE'S ALWAYS DRUNK you idiot. and you know, its okay you dont like him, you have the right on your own opinion. just dont say someone IS bad or 'garbage'. youre full of shit and the sad thing is you dont even know it.
    Harry Krishner
    I really don't mind Bowie. I can understand why Keith would not care much for him. They're just not cut from the same cloth.
    K'm-Pee-Du-Wee
    MXFNCK:What makes a guitar player good? It's all taste man. you can't say he IS mediocre or like you said he IS garbage. get over yourself and allow people to have a taste of their own. noob.
    if thats your opinion then get out of here, this whole thing started becuase of keith critisizing david bowie, so if anything your argument is in favor of us who are against the Old Stoner wrinkle bags
    fitzyp
    Funny, can't remember a single thing Keith's done to make my hair stand up.
    K'm-Pee-Du-Wee
    Im gonna teach a guy at a nursing home how to scrape a pick across the strings of a guitar, dress him up to look like keith richards and have all you Stones fans sit around and listen to him- AND YOUR GONNA LIKE IT!!! Maybe Ill have him write a review of David Bowies c.d.s , and who knows he may become famous!
    (sic)kid
    Why is this front page news? As much as I respect Richards, I think Bowie has done far more of a contribution to the music scene than he has.
    Perpetual Burn
    How is this even news? I like Keith's stuff but I couldn't give a damn if he disliked Bowie or not...
    Danny Fisk
    Wakisazhi wrote: MXFNCK wrote: metaljunkie22 : Big words from a mediocre guitarist Noob Um he's right, Keith is definitely in the mediocre range compared to Brian Jones and Mick Taylor hell compared to Mick Ronson (Bowie's guitarist during the Ziggy Stardust-era) Keith is pure garbage. And if you were worth your salt you'd know that, if anything you're the noob.
    + 1 (at least)
    TomleHat
    mulletman500 wrote: Yeah, but Bowie > Stones. I now do not like the Stones.
    Nicely put! If he thinks Bowie just poses I'd like to hear what he thinks about Mick!
    David_Bowie=GOD
    Mithaearon wrote: THe problem with Richards saying Hunky Dory, was the only song by the artist that he could remember, is that I dare say he can't "remember" much about anything anymore. Also where does he get off saying that when the Stones haven't done any thing of any real signifigance since about 1969.
    I agree with you there, and no im not biased because of my name, I like the stones, but they havent done anything good since the early 70's. David Bowie was and still is a ****ing genius!!
    MXFNCK
    Wakisazhi wrote: MXFNCK wrote: metaljunkie22 : Big words from a mediocre guitarist Noob Um he's right, Keith is definitely in the mediocre range compared to Brian Jones and Mick Taylor hell compared to Mick Ronson (Bowie's guitarist during the Ziggy Stardust-era) Keith is pure garbage. And if you were worth your salt you'd know that, if anything you're the noob.
    What makes a guitar player good? It's all taste man. you can't say he IS mediocre or like you said he IS garbage. get over yourself and allow people to have a taste of their own. noob.
    Pigs_onthe_wing
    im sorry, but that article was pointless... keiths dislike for david bowie is not something to base an article on..
    Red33
    metaljunkie22 wrote: Big words from a mediocre guitarist
    I agree actually Bowie's Songs are FAR more complex then anything the Stones produced.
    whitesummer527 wrote: "not a huge fan".....ohhhh slammed..
    Hhaha I was thinking the same thing when I read that.
    muffinman52
    Ya Know, I like Both bands with Paint it, black and sympathy for the devil, the stones are a great group. But, suffragette city, ziggy stardust, and space oddity just show Bowie's overwhelming musical talent. Keith Richards is a poor sap who just got lucky that he met a great singer, whereas bowie was a man who made a name for himself and actually has musical talent and isn't just a - moking, power-chord banging .
    jplay5
    lepermessiah22 wrote: metaljunkie22 wrote: Big words from a mediocre guitarist +1 The Rolling stones = Most overrated band EVER
    Biggest idiot EVER
    Clapton Rocks!
    You know what? David Bowie has a few good songs and that is it. The rest is all hair and make-up. Seriously, David Bowie is a fag. I got to give Keith Richards credit. At least he can wail.
    zekk
    MTVget0FFtheAIR wrote: Mithaearon wrote: Also where does he get off saying that when the Stones haven't done any thing of any real signifigance since about 1969. do you have down syndrome? if you do, i just want to get that out of the way as soon as possible. Sticky Fingers 71 Some Girls 78 EXILE ON MAIN ST.!!!!! 72 Some people need to learn to keep their pointless uneducated accusations to themselves. Personally, I love both Bowie and the Stones. If Richards doesn't like Bowie, fine, that's his opinion, it doesn't affect mine.
    Now which one of those wasn't, like I've said before, rip off's of old american blues watered down for brits?
    Blind In 1 Ear
    well i like the stones and bowie. but they have two things in common for me: a lot of CD's and some songs i like. although id say bowie did more for music than the stones did. sure the stones helped bring rock music into the mainstream....but then what? they kind of played the same style over and over for god knows how long. they've made some good songs that i enjoy but its like AC/DC. just the same kinda stuff each album. bowie changed his style a lot over the years and kept trying new things. he has inspired a wider range of people than the stones did. anyway, i can understand him not being a big fan. not everyone has to like bowie. but why say its all posing? bowie was just trying to find himself and try new things. kinda like how clapton kept changing his style and look...just not like bowie did.
    Wakisazhi
    MXFNCK wrote: Wakisazhi wrote: MXFNCK wrote: metaljunkie22 : Big words from a mediocre guitarist Noob Um he's right, Keith is definitely in the mediocre range compared to Brian Jones and Mick Taylor hell compared to Mick Ronson (Bowie's guitarist during the Ziggy Stardust-era) Keith is pure garbage. And if you were worth your salt you'd know that, if anything you're the noob. What makes a guitar player good? It's all taste man. you can't say he IS mediocre or like you said he IS garbage. get over yourself and allow people to have a taste of their own. noob.
    The man can't even play his own songs without struggling, I don't think that qualifies as good, hell he didn't even know how to play til Brian taught him. And I'm the noob?
    gwitersnamps
    Neon D-von wrote: metaljunkie22 wrote: Big words from a mediocre guitarist agreed. He's written some ok songs but the guitar has never really impressed me that much.
    He's the first to admit it, though.
    Dallinisrad
    wtf?!!! are u kidding me?! if i said i thot keith whatshisbutt was a poser would that be considered news?! come on UG give us NEWS! i mean does anyone even care about this?!
    Richey
    Dallinisrad wrote: wtf?!!! are u kidding me?! if i said i thot keith whatshisbutt was a poser would that be considered news?! come on UG give us NEWS! i mean does anyone even care about this?!
    nope.
    alex lifeson7
    well, im sure bowie is quite upset, (probably crying) after this huge "slam" from richards. Maybe Bowie is overrated, but the stones, and especially Richards, are way overrated too....by the way Richards looks like he was born in the 14th century
    yoursweatersux
    Keith Richards isn't a great guitarist??? What the hell is wrong with you 16 year olds. That's such a childish thing to say... he's written a million memorable riffs and crafted tons of top hit songs. Just because he doesn't shred like Buckethead, who everbody on ultimate-guitar seems to have a hard on for, does NOT mean he can't play guitar. Jesus christ, nowadays you kids are trying to make music seem like some sort of f*cking competition. Everytime I walk into guitar center there's some immature idiot just doing sweep after sweep trying to show off. It's a f*cking instrument for making MUSIC, not some bullsh*t that was designed so you could look cool in a talent show. Die
    AussieBassKid
    yoursweatersux wrote: Keith Richards isn't a great guitarist??? What the hell is wrong with you 16 year olds.
    dude, to make generalisations about someone because of their age, and then play the 'you're childish' card is so ridiculously ignorant it makes me laugh.
    jshwak
    I bet Richards would love to "Slam" bowie.. but Bowie thinks he's ugly !!! :-D
    mantyce
    This is friggin' disturbing. I'm not a big Stones fan (don't dislike them, just no big deal for me) nor am I a diehard Bowie fan so I'm pretty unbiased here...but for Richards to blast one of the most revolutionary artists is blasphemy. In the grand scheme of rock music who, between Bowie and Richards, is the greater inspiration, greater artist, greater performer, and greater mucisian?? Bowie by FAR!!!! That's like Jessica Simpson bashing Pink Floyd for not having any musical credentials!! Absolute BS!! Get you drug-filled head out of your ass, Richards!
    zombies-r-tasty
    see mention the stones and all hell breaks loose and besides Bowie=GRRRRREAT Stones=ok so there i said it