Keith Richards Shares Why He Hates Led Zeppelin

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In 2015, verbal incontinence on the part of The Rolling Stones guitarist continues in another interview he is conducting to promote his solo album ‘Crosseyed Heart’. After stoking music legends like David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Sex Pistols, Bruce Springsteen, or Guns N ‘Roses, the British musician has taken it with Led Zeppelin and The Who.

Richards praised Page, but later criticized the band:

This recognition of Page signifying the driving power behind Led Zep’s success was nearly as much recognition as he was prepared to hand out: “As a band, I felt aptly named, it never took off for me musically,” he once said. “At the same time, Jimmy Page is one of the best guitar players I’ve ever known. Bonham was a hell of a powerhouse drummer although I think he’s kind of heavy-handed, myself — that’s when the ‘Led’ comes in,” Richards continued when responding to fan questions on his website in 2004.

“At the same time, Plant was exuberant, Robert is exuberant to be an LV(lead vocalist) but he’s very much in that English mode of LV’s like Roger Daltrey, with the fringes, microphones blah blah like you’re Rod Stewart’s or even Mick Jagger’s — they all seem to copy each other a bit.”

“I love Jimmy Page, but as a band, no, with John Bonham thundering down the highway in an uncontrolled 18-wheeler. He had cornered the market there. Jimmy is a brilliant player. But I always felt there was something a little hollow about it, you know?” — he relentlessly said to Rolling Stone.