Mick Jagger Responds To Paul McCartney’s Searing Cover Band Comment
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Jagger Made Fun of Macca’s Diss
Earlier this month, Paul McCartney was interviewed by The New Yorker and talked about the difference between The Beatles and Rolling Stones. The media has pitted the two legendary groups since the 1960s.
“[The Beatles’] net was cast a bit wider than [the Stones’],” Macca said. “I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are.”
At a Rolling Stones concert in Los Angeles on October 14, frontman Mick Jagger responded to McCartney’s diss in the most Jagger way.
“There’s so many celebrities here tonight,” Jagger told the crowd. “Megan Fox is here, she’s lovely. Leonardo DiCaprio. Lady Gaga. Kirk Douglas. Paul McCartney is here, he’s going to help us – he’s going to join us in a blues cover later.”
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 16, 2021
Macca spoke to radio host Howard Stern on SiriusXM last year, and he also touched on how the two bands are so different.
“They are rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. We had a little more influences,” the former Beatle member explained. “There’s a lot of differences, and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”
At the time, Jagger responded by saying that “There’s obviously no competition.”
“The Rolling Stones [are] a big concert band in other decades and other eras, when the Beatles never even did an arena tour, Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system,” Jagger continued. “[The Stones] started doing stadium gigs in the ’70s and [are] still doing them now. That’s the real big difference between these two bands.”
“One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums,” he added, “and then the other band doesn’t exist.”