The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards has mentioned the use of synths as “cheap and corny” in rock music.
He recently shared his views on the current state of the genre. He told, “There is no new rock ’n’ roll. It’s pointless. He also said, “There’s great musicians and some great singers and stuff. Unfortunately, to me, in music, it’s been synthesized to death.”
He added, “Once you start synthesizing things, you’re not getting the real thing. I don’t want to go into a long discourse on what’s wrong with synthesizers and music these days, except to say they’re cheap and corny.”
The guitar icon also explained his view about black music as well as the recent Black Lives Matter protests. He said, “It’s about bloody time. I mean, in this country [the US], things are coming to a head. That’s the way it is. You got to deal with it. It’s difficult for me to talk about it because I am not an American.”
He added, “I live here, I am in heart and soul, I am one of you, but I can’t interfere. I’m like Putin, I refuse to interfere in your electoral process.”
Last month the Rolling Stones made chart history by securing the Number One spot on the UK chart. The group’s 13th number one album set a new record as the first band in the UK. They have tied with Elvis and Robbie Williams for most number one album. Fans are waiting for their next album.