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Keith Richards Questions The Beatles Playing Live

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21Oh boy, Keith Richards is at it again. He’s never been one to hold back his opinion, and now he has taken another shot at the Beatles.

At the ripe old age of 72, Richards defies everyone’s assumption that living the life he has would mean he should be long gone. One might think he would at least be mellowing out, but not Keith Richards.kr sq

One of the best parts about getting older is that as you do, the sometimes crazy, completely random things you say are forgiven and looked at as almost funny. That said, with Richards now at 72, he could basically say anything and pretty much get away with it. And so he does.

Earlier this week Richards put this theory to the test with the aging rocker taking aim and firing a few shots at the Beatles.

In a recent interview with Radio Times, Richards decided to give his take on, of all things, the Beatles and its prowess as a live band. After all, The Beatles’ last concert was way back in 1969. Still, Richards couldn’t help but take a dig at the legendary band.

“Musically, the Beatles had a lovely sound and great songs. But the live thing? They were never quite there,” said Richards.

The Stones guitarist is currently promoting a new documentary, Keith Richards: The Origin of the Species, which will air on BBC2 on July 23rd.

The documentary delves into Richards’ childhood years in the town of Kent during the years that followed World War II.

In Related Rolling Stones news, the band is in the studio working on its first album since 2005’s A Bigger Bang.

There has been no comment from Paul McCartney, but with regards to that playing live thing, the ex-Beatle’s recent Out There! tour made $270 million. Not too shabby for someone who was “never quite there.”

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