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Keith Richards reveals he has never listened to Mick Jagger's 'egotistical' solo albums

Keith Richards reveals he has never listened to Mick Jagger's 'egotistical' solo albums

Jagger has released four solo records but Richards could only remember two of them.

Keith Richards reveals he has never listened to Mick Jagger's 'egotistical' solo albums

Keith Richards has dismissed his bandmate Mick Jagger's solo work in a new interview.

The Rolling Stones guitarist himself released first solo effort in over 20 years in the form of new album 'Crosseyed Heart' this year.

Speaking to GQ, Richards said that he "only did my records because [Jagger] wasn’t working with us".

When asked about Jagger's own solo material (the singer has released four solo albums), Richards said: "They had something to do with ego. He really had nothing to say."

"What did he have, two albums? 'She’s the Boss' and 'Primitive Cool'?" asked Richards. Jagger also released 'Wandering Spirit' in 1993 and 'Goddess in the Doorway' in 2001.

When the GQ journalist said he had never listened to Jagger's solo albums, Richards replied: "Nor have I. I’ll leave it at that."

The guitarist also said that he would never release an album for monetary gain and that creativity was the sole purpose behind his releases: "I never thought of making records as a way of being famous or making a statement. I just want to make good records with good musicians, to play with the best and learn."

Richards' new solo LP 'Crosseyed Heart' follows his previous individual efforts 'Main Offender' (1992) and 'Talk Is Cheap' (1988).

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