Keith Richards Prefers CDs To IPod

Keith Richards says that he never got swept up in the mp3 revolution that began with the release of Apple's iPod in 2001.

"I don't have an iPod," the Rolling Stones guitarist told ABC. "I still use CDs or records actually. Sometimes cassettes. It has much better sound; a much better sound than digital."

The 69-year-old argues that iPod users are "all being shortchanged" when it comes to the sound quality of mp3s. He does, however, recognize the convenience of mp3 players.

"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 added. "I know what these things can do. I'm not totally anti-them."

The Stones' upcoming 50 & Counting Tour kicks off May 3 in Los Angeles.

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