doesn't much care for rap or heavy metal. And he refers to The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" as "a mish-mash of rubbish".
Richards says that for modern rock bands, "getting the syncopation is beyond them. It's endless thudding away, with no bounce, no lift, no syncopation."
I may be an old fart who wants you off my lawn, but I agree. What little rock I hear these days on the car radio (and I realize that's an extremely small and unrepresentative sample of what actually exists) is devoid of groove; it doesn't swing.
Richards's "Crosseyed Heart" - his first solo album in 23 years - will be released on September 18.