“I thought their band was lame. I’m stuck on old music, from the 1920s and 30s — most of the covers have been for that kind of music, whether with contemporary people playing it or reissues of old records. I don’t care much for modern rock’n'roll. I did a cover for Janis Joplin, but she came personally and asked me. And I needed the money.”

R. Crumb: from the Underground to Genesis opened last month at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and so, R. Crumb reminds the Art Newspaper why he turned down an album art commission from the “modern” Rolling Stones. No chance for a Grimes cover, not even for a boob grab?

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