Keith Richards hasn’t listened to Mick Jagger’s solo albums, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an opinion on them.
“I only did my records because [Mick] wasn’t working with us,” he tells GQ, referring to the solo albums Jagger released between 1985 and 2001. “[Jagger’s solo work] had something to do with ego. He really had nothing to say.”
“For me, I never thought of making records as a way of being famous or making a statement,” says Richards, whose most recent solo album, Crosseyed Heart, came out in September. “I just want to make good records with good musicians, to play with the best and learn.”