Mick Jagger responds to Paul McCartney's claim that Beatles were "better" than the Stones

News 30/04/2020

The Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger has responded to Paul McCartney's recent claim that the Beatles was superior to the Stones.

In an interview with Howard Stern earlier this month, Sir Macca was asked to compare the Beatles with the Stones, in which he believes his ex-band was way better than the Rolling Stones.

"[The Stones] are rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. We had a little more influences," McCartney commented. "There's a lot of differences, and I love the Stones, but I'm with you. The Beatles were better."

One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums, and then the other band doesn't exist.

In a new interview with Zane Lowe, Jagger was asked what he thought of the claim. Jagger replied, "That's so funny. He's a sweetheart. There's obviously no competition."

"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, Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system," Jagger explained. "They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real."

He continued explaining that the touring business began in 1969 and the Beatles "never experienced that". "But the Stones went on; we 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, and then the other band doesn't exist."

Listen to the full interview below:

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