Mick Jagger hits back at Paul McCartney’s Rolling Stones diss


Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has hit back at Paul McCartney’s recent disparaging comments about the British rock band.

McCartney, 79, recently called the Stones a “blues cover band” in an interview with The New Yorker.

Jagger, 78, and his friends performed at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, where he called out the plethora of celebrities who were at his concert, including stars like Megan Fox, Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Then Jagger added, “Paul McCartney is here. He’s going to join us in the blues cover band.

In his interview with The New Yorker, McCartney also added: “I think our net was a little wider than [the Stones.’”

However, this was the ex-Beatle’s first verbal beatdown of the Stones. In April 2020, McCartney slammed the rival rock band during a talk with Howard Stern.

“They are rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues,” McCartney said at the time. “We had a little more influences … There’s a lot of differences and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”

Thursday’s concert also wasn’t the first time Jagger has responded to McCartney’s words. On Zane Lowe’s Apple Music show just weeks after the Stern chat, Jagger congenially called McCartney a “sweetheart” and said that “there’s obviously no competition” between the two music groups.

McCartney slammed The Rolling Stones and called them a “blues cover band.”
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“The big difference, though, is, and sort of slightly seriously, is that the Rolling Stones is a big concert band in other decades and other areas when the Beatles never even did an arena tour, or Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system,” Jagger explained. “They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real.

“They broke up before the touring business started for real … They [The Beatles] Do it [Shea] concert at the stadium [in 1965]. But the Stones continued, ”he continued. “We started playing stadium concerts in the 1970s and we still do them now.”

The Rolling Stones also recently retired one of their iconic hits, “Brown Sugar”.

“You got that, huh?” Keith Richards, 77, member of The Stones, told the LA Times when asked if the band cut one of their most recognizable – so controversial – songs.

“I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out with the sisters where the ox is,” he said. “Didn’t they understand that this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they try to bury him. ”The song alludes to slaves being sold and beaten in Louisiana, with references to a“ slave owner ”who whips“ women around midnight ”.

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