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Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says rap is for 'tone-deaf people'

In a meandering interview with the New York Daily News, Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards said rap was for "tone-deaf people," blasted heavy metal, rock and the Beatles, and offered his interviewer a toke.

Richards said of rap music, "So many words, so little said. What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there. All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they're happy. There’s an enormous market for people who can't tell one note from another."

Richards said he can’t take Metallica and Black Sabbath seriously. The guitarist is not a fan of heavy rock and he cannot understand the appeal of the genre’s top acts.

He said, “(Rock music) sounds like a dull thud to me. It’s endless thudding away, with no bounce, no lift, no syncopation.

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