Jack Starr Avoids Talking About Ritchie Blackmore’s Personality

Heavy metal and blues guitarist Jack Starr recently joined Interviewing The Legends With Ray Shasho and admitted not wanting to talk about the personality of Ritchie Blackmore.

Throughout the history of rock, it has been long-debated who is the most authentic and greatest guitarist. Many have different opinions on this subject, but some guitarists have received the liking of many music lovers. Of course, one of them is Ritchie Blackmore.

Ritchie Blackmore is mainly known for his work with Deep Purple and Rainbow. Throughout his career, he became prominent with his distinctive guitar riffs, jam-style hard rock music, and solos influenced by classical music. His band Rainbow fused baroque music and hard rock, and he also formed a traditional folk-rock band Blackmore’s Night.

In a new episode of Interviewing The Legends, the host Ray Shasho brought this subject up and questioned who may be the true guitarist. He then mentioned Ritchie Blackmore and said he is a true guitar player who can play almost anything. Upon hearing this, Jack Starr also revealed his thoughts on the guitarist.

Jack Starr said that Blackmore is among the greats, but he can’t reveal his opinions about the guitarist’s personality. Starr then revealed he met Blackmore a couple of times in the past and added that his mother told him not to say anything about a person if he can’t say anything nice. So, Starr implied that the guitarist’s personality didn’t impress him.

During the conversation, Jack Starr said the following:

“Blackmore is one of the greats. I can’t say much about his personality. I have met the guy couple of times. So, I won’t say anything because my mom told me, ‘If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.’ He’s a great guitar player, no doubt.”

You can watch the rest of the interview below.