The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has fired back at Paul McCartney’s latest belittling feedback concerning the British rock band.
McCartney, 79, just lately slammed the Stones as a “blues cover band” in an interview with The New Yorker.
Jagger, 78, and his mates performed at the LA’s SoFi Stadium on Thursday, the place he referred to as out the plethora of celebrities that have been at his live performance, together with A-listers like Megan Fox, Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Then Jagger added, “Paul McCartney is here. He’s gonna join us in the blues cover band.”
In his New Yorker interview, McCartney additionally added, “I feel our internet was cast a bit 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.
“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] did that [Shea] stadium gig [in 1965]. But the Stones went on,” he continued. “We started stadium gigs in the 1970s and are still doing them now.”
The Rolling Stones additionally just lately retired one in every of their iconic hits, “Brown Sugar.”
“You picked up on that, huh?,” Stones member Keith Richards, 77, told the LA Times when he was requested if the group had reduce one in every of their most recognizable — if controversial — songs.
“I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is,” he stated. “Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it.” The track alludes to slaves being offered and overwhelmed in Louisiana, with references to a “slaver” who whips “women just around midnight.”