The 69-year-old believes music lovers are "all being shortchanged" with the
sound that comes out of an iPod, launched in 2001.
"My old lady's got one. My kids have got them. I say, 'Look me up this.' Or,
'Oh I like that. Check me that,'" he said. "I know what these things can do. I'm
not totally anti-them."
The Rolling Stones' "50 & Counting Tour" kicks off Friday in Los Angeles.
The Stones released their self-titled debut in 1964, and while Richards has
accepted that the music industry is digitally driven today, he's not completely
OK with it.
"They're sucked into it and they can't get out of it, nor can we; so is the
public," he said. "There's something missing there, but it's the price of the
future I guess."