Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Blasts 'Reliant' Adele And Rihanna

The Rolling Stones guitarist hasn't exactly got '25' on repeat, apparently.

Keith Richards has revealed that he’s no fan of modern artists like Adele and Rihanna, claiming they’re too reliant on other people.

When quizzed about what he thought of the singers in an interview with Time Out London, the Rolling Stones guitarist remarked: “Well, they can't rely on themselves, can they?”

<strong>Keith 'Only Person In Britain Who Didn't Try And Get An Adele Ticket' Richards</strong>
Keith 'Only Person In Britain Who Didn't Try And Get An Adele Ticket' Richards
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To clarify, those comments about “relying” on other people came from Keith Richards. Famous for… the decades he’s spent as a member of a band.

Let’s read on, shall we?

<strong> Rihanna and Adele</strong>
Rihanna and Adele
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He continued: “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 shit. 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.”

Why, it’s almost as if Keith has realised that by mentioning ‘The X Factor’ in an interview he’s guaranteed some press exposure, isn’t it? Just like he did three short months ago when he was *gasp* slagging the show off in a similar fashion during a radio interview.

Rock and, indeed, roll, eh?

Keith isn’t the first musician to voice his qualms about Adele, though, with former Oasis singer Noel Gallagher blasting the ‘Hello’ singer as someone who “makes music for fucking grannies” during an interview back in December.

He previously said, while airing his grievances about the current state of the music industry: “Who gives a shit what Ellie Goulding is up to? Really? Adele, what? Blows my fucking mind. It blows my fucking mind. Nobody cares!

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