Richards Demands Newspapers Apologise For Bad Reviews29 August 2007
Richards Demands Newspapers Apologise For Bad Reviews
The 63-year-old guitarist is upset by tabloids Expressen and Aftonbladet's less-than-stellar write-ups of the band's 3 August (07) concert at Ullevi Stadium. The Expressen review claimed Richards was extremely drunk onstage.
In a letter published by Stockholm paper Dagens Nyheter, Richards says, "This is a first! Never before have I risen to the bait of a bad review. But this time I have to stand up for our fans all over Sweden to say that you owe them, and us, an apology.
"There were 56,000 people in Ullevi stadium who bought a ticket to our concert - and experienced a completely different show than the one you 'reviewed'.
"How dare you cheapen the experience for them - and for the hundreds of thousands of other people across Sweden who weren't at Ullevi and have only your 'review' to go on.
"Write the truth. It was a good show."
But Aftonbladet music writer Markus Larsson is refusing to change his opinion.
He says, "I am not going to apologise for my subjective opinion. It is Keith who should apologise. After all it costs around $145 to see a rock star who can hardly handle the riff to Brown Sugar any more."
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