Keith Richards live playing.

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  1. Dashface

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    Both Ronnie and Keith played lots of the bass parts throughout the history of the Stones! He is an excellent bassist, it’s true!
     
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    Brian played a few songs ? Now that I would have liked to see.
     
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    idk
    Crappy acoustics drowning anything, anyway, aside, it's never been a case for me, personally
    Small stage in a crowded club, in front of a blaring 412, is an easier place to cover up schnitzels.
    As to Keith, he's got arthritis - so that must influence his playing. To say the least. Nevertheless, imo, it's unimportant now. They sell the show, be it cheating or not, and at 75, yeah. i wish i could walk up on stage and perform in my possible 70s. Not that he ever did something to impress guitar playing crowd specifically, so if he still is capable of banging out 4-6 chords in open tuning, that's fine.
     
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    underestimating kr is kinda silly.
     
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    Well duh...Keith's personal bartender and marching powder assistant are on hand 24/7....
     
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    I think so.
     
  7. drewl

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    Snowy White the guy who played on Rogers solo tours?
    He the one from the Philly band The A's?

    Keith is one of those people where it doesn't look like what he's playing matches his hands.
    Economy of motion like Charlie on drums.

    Odd tunings also.
     
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  8. pak1001

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    Correct.
     
  9. boldaslove1977

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    EDIT: I meant MICK, not Brian. And now I get that this question was making fun of me for that. Ooooops.

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    Yup. If I remember right, that was the end of what was being billed as their last tour. So he played a few songs, because, well, this may be the last time. Turns out it wasn’t. But was very cool to see for my first and only Stones show. I’d have to go back to figure out the date, but it was in Newark.

    Also.. funny autocorrect... John amateur = John Mayer. He was great. Was dealing with his vocal issues so he didn’t sing. Just played.

    One other thing about that show... Dave’s Grohl was in front of us on line to get in the arena. True story. Just waiting like the rest of us. We made awkward small talk with him for about 15 seconds. Once we got through the gate and had our tickets scanned, he disappeared through a door off to the side. I thought maybe he’d get up and play a song. Turns out he was just there as a fan.
     
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    Wouldn't be hard to tell. Look at their hands - if what you're hearing matches that - then its real. In all of the live footage I've seen of the Stones, I've never seen a hint of Milli Vanilli. Plus- video in recent years of Richards in interviews with an acoustic guitar reveals the man knows how to play. So I disagree but can't prove it of course.
     
  11. KeefPilchards

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    Dude, Brian died in 1969. Did you mean Bill perhaps?
     
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    Crap..... MICK. I meant MICK TAYLOR. Ooooof. My bad. He played a bunch of shows on that “final” tour in 2013, I believe.
     
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    I saw the No Filter tour in Southampton UK last summer. It was definitely 100% Keith. At times painfully piercing and loud in the mix, with his usual liberal sprinkling of howlers.
    I also play Keith in a Stones tribute, so I know the parts inside out. I had a pair of binoculars with me, and I could hear every note. There was no skulduggery that I could detect.
     
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    Now Having Mick Taylor at so many gigs the last few years could be to help beef up the sound and take some of the load off Keith and Ronnie.
     
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    I saw Keef on the ‘87 tour and am pretty sure Kane Roberts was under the stage.

    Not playing guitar, but holding it up.
     
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    On their last US tour I had third row tickets and I was paying a lot of attention to Keith and Ronnie. There is no way there was any off stage guitars. Those guys play off each other and weave parts so much. They both leave a lot of space too. It’d be way noticeable if another guitar was involved.

    Plus, it’s not like they need to. They’ve got Mr. Jones, keys, and horns to fill things out. More guitars would be a mess.
     
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    I just listened to Every Picture Tells a Story a few days ago. Good golly! What a masterpiece. Ronnie Wood, the new guy in the Stones is all over that record.
     
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    The two times I attended a Rolling Stones concert I watched Ronnie and Kieth closely by default (guitar player curse).

    I am satisfied that what I saw matched what I heard, warts and all...
     
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    The guy was ( is) just a natural when it came to phrasing taste and tone. It always seemed just easy for this to come out in his playing.
     
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    I always liked this one from Ronnie

     

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