Keith Richards’ Opinion On David Bowie

In addition to being one of the greatest guitarists and songwriters of all time, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is also regarded by his admirers as an incredibly honest individual who never holds back when voicing his opinions. He has so already attacked a great deal of musicians, some of whom he once went out with or even worked with the Stones. He previously admitted that he wasn’t a huge fan of the late, great David Bowie. However, he also made a few kind remarks about the musician following his departure.

What is Keith Richards’ opinion on David Bowie

David Bowie and Keith Richards are only four years apart. The late musician began his solo career in 1967 when The Rolling Stones were already one of the biggest bands in the world and had put out numerous albums that are now considered classics.

Bowie forged a close bond with Richards’ bandmate Mick Jagger over the years. They even produced a well-known rendition of Martha and the Vandellas’ popular song “Dancing in the Street.” In 1985, their duet was made available as a single.

However, in a 2008 interview with Uncut magazine, Richards had negative things to say about Bowie despite his popularity and close relationship with the Stones. Bowie was featured on the magazine cover at the time. They then questioned Richards about his favorite song by the performer.

The song “Changes” from the 1971 album “Hunky Dory” was then selected by Richards. That track was the only one he could recall, and he declared himself to be “not a huge fan.” Keith said, “It’s all pose, it’s all f****** posing. It’s nothing to do with music. He knows it too. I can’t think of anything else he’s done that would make my hair stand up.

However, Bowie was a huge fan of the Rolling Stones and included a rendition of their song “Let’s Spend The Night Together” on his 1973 album “Aladdin Sane.” Jagger and Richards wrote the song, which was first included on their 1967 album “Between The Buttons.”

Richards’ praised David Bowie after his death in 2016

Richards hailed Bowie following his death in 2016, despite his unfavorable comments about the musician’s music in 2008. At the age of 69, Bowie lost his fight with liver cancer on January 10 of that year.

Richards shared a picture of himself, Tina Turner, and David Bowie hanging out on social media from the 1980s. Calling the musician a “true original,” he mourned his passing.

Keith Richards said, “I’m deeply saddened by such a sudden shock. David was a true original in everything he did and, along with many others, I’m going to miss him. Another goodbye to another good friend.”

The Rolling Stones issued a formal statement to NME at the time as a band. They declared: “The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie. As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original.”

Richards had a history of criticizing someone and then saying the exact opposite afterwards. maybe even collaborated with that individual. For instance, Elton John contributed to the Stones album “Hackney Diamonds” more recently. Richards had some negative things to say about the singer and pianist when he played at Diana’s (the Princess of Wales) burial a few decades back.


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