Rolling Stones vs The Beatles: Mick Jagger slams Paul McCartney for 'blues band' diss
We are all aware of the unsaid rivalry between the iconic rock bands The Beatles and The Rolling Stones during their prime in the '60s and the '70s. Now, Mick Jagger, the frontman of The Rolling Stones, has fired back at the former Beatles member Paul McCartney after the latter dubbed The Rolling Stones a “blues cover band.”
According to the New York Post, Jagger called out a couple of celebrities like Megan Fox, Lady Gaga, and Leonardo DiCaprio during his performance at LA’s SoFi Stadium on Thursday, October 14. While performing, the 78-year-old rocker also dragged McCartney with a playful dig saying, “Paul McCartney is here. He’s gonna join us in the blues cover band.” Mick’s comments come after McCartney had called out The Rolling Stones when he sat for an interview with The New Yorker recently.
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Apart from the recent dig, Paul McCartney had also slammed the rival rock band during his interaction with Howard Stern in April 2020. He had stated, “They are rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues.” He added, “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.”
Well, Jagger firing shots at The Beatles is also not the first time as weeks after McCartney shared his two cents on The Rolling Stones, Jagger too did not hesitate at all to express his views on McCartney during an interview with Apple Music. He had dubbed the latter as a “sweetheart” adding there was no competition between the two rock bands. “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.” Mick added, “They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real. They [The Beatles] did that [Shea] stadium gig [in 1965]. But the Stones went on. We started stadium gigs in the 1970s and are still doing them now.”
‘The Beatles and The Stones are two of the greats’
The loyal rock music fans took to Twitter after Jagger passed comment on McCartney’s diss. “I adore the Stones, but what McCartney said was not wrong. As great as the stones are and were, the Beatles truly changed the century, Possibly more than any form of music in the 20th century”, claimed one fan as another trolled them both saying, “80 yr old men catfight.”
One user seemed to extend support to McCartney, “It was so refreshing to hear someone actually say it.” Whereas, another posted, “Interesting that Paul McCartney is and was always known as a nice guy, why would he choose this time to trash talk? I'm guessing it's promo time” referring to his new documentary ‘McCartney 3, 2, 1’. Another user shared, “Everyone always says the Beatles were the greatest band of all time with little or no hesitation… Then I ask, which albums do you own. Silence.” One added, “F**k the Beatles. The Stones are the GOAT.” Meanwhile, one user concluded, “Lame attack. The Beatles and The Stones are two of the greats. Sir Paul should be better than that.”
I adore the Stones, but what McCartney said was not wrong.— Rick (@RickyTheGee) October 15, 2021
as great as the stones are and were, the Beatles truly changed the century, Possibly more than any form of music in the 20th century.
80 yr old men catfight— pointsnfigures (@pointsnfigures1) October 15, 2021
It was so refreshing to hear someone actually say it.— not PFTbot 🤖 (@notPFTbot) October 15, 2021
Interesting that Paul McCartney is and was always known as a nice guy, why would he choose this time to trash talk?— tamarisk 🌳 🔋🇺🇸🇮🇳🇵🇭🇦🇪🇧🇭🇮🇱, soon 🇻🇳 (@tamariskinLA) October 15, 2021
I'm guessing it's promo time.
Everyone always says the Beatles were the greatest band of all time with little or no hesitation… Then I ask, which albums do you own. Silence.— Bobby Boucher (@Water_Boy66) October 15, 2021
Fuck the Beatles. The Stones are the GOAT. @MickJagger @RollingStones @PaulMcCartney— Larry J. Elsom (@larry_elsom) October 15, 2021
Lame attack. The Beatles and The Stones are two of the greats. Sir Paul should be better than that.— Mark Harrison 🇺🇸 (@meh130) October 15, 2021