Mick Jagger took a swipe at Paul McCartney on Thursday night (October 14th) during the Rolling Stones‘ concert at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium. Jagger was commenting on the former-Beatle‘s recent take on the Stones to The New Yorker, when he offered up, “I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are. . . I think (the Beatles’) net was cast a bit wider than theirs.”
While chatting with the crowd at the Stones gig — Jagger couldn’t help but poke “Macca” when he said, “There’s so many celebrities here tonight, of course, y’know? Naturally. Megan Fox is here, she’s lovely. Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga. Kirk Douglas — aah, misread that one. Uh, Paul McCartney is here; he’s going to help us — he’s going to join us in a blues cover later.” Charlie Watts‘ replacement, Steve Jordan, looked at Jagger with a smile as if to say, “Really???”
- The Rolling Stones tour dates (subject to change):
October 24 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
October 29 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
November 2 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Bowl Stadium
November 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
November 11 – Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
November 15 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
November 20 – Austin, TX – Circuit of The Americas
November 23 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hotel & Casino
- The Beatles and the Rolling Stones first met on April 14th, 1963. The Beatles, who were new on the scene in London, had heard about the group through word of mouth, and were in the audience at the Stones’ show in Richmond at the Crawdaddy Club at the Station Hotel.
- Shortly thereafter, George Harrison personally recommended that Decca Records — the same label that had passed on the Beatles — sign a deal with the still-unknown Stones.
- The two bands, which were pegged as being rivals in the rock press, were actually very close. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the Stones’ second single, “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
- Throughout the 1960’s, McCartney and Mick Jagger coordinated their record release schedules and staggered their releases, so that they wouldn’t have overlapping hits, which would force fans to pick one band over the other.
DID YOU KNOW???
- In July 1969, Paul and Linda McCartney, who was once romantically linked to Mick Jagger, attended the Rolling Stones‘ comeback gig at London’s Hyde Park.
- It was at that show that the Stones premiered their new single “Honky Tonk Women,” which was rumored to be inspired in part by Linda, who according to legend was “the divorcee in New York City.”
CHECK IT OUT: Mick Jagger busting Paul McCartney’s chops on Thursday night in L.A.:
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones on July 5th, 1969 world-premiering “Honky Tonk Women” live at London’s Hyde Park: