Keith Richards doesn’t seem to be a huge fan of Adele or Rihanna.
During his interview with Time Out London, Richards was asked if he thought it was “crazy that huge artists today like Adele and Rihanna use so many songwriters?” To which he answered with, ““Well, they can’t rely on themselves, can they?”
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 30, 2016
Similarly to what you hear in the sports world, Richards doesn’t think too highly of the music industry right now:
“We’re in the midst of a heavy-duty ‘showbiz’ period, even stronger than when we killed it last time. The X Factor and all this competition sh*t. It’s just for people who want to be famous. Well, if it’s fame you wants, good luck. You’d better learn to live with it.”
Richards and the Stones are coming off of their recent (and first-ever) concert in Cuba this past weekend. They were the first British performers in Cuba.
It’s safe to say Richards won’t be at an Adele or Rihanna show anytime soon.