Mick Jagger ‘Rock N’ Roll Isn’t Supposed To Be Done In Your 70s’


Mick Jagger, who'll turn 79 on July 26th, admitted to London's Sunday Times that performing is definitely a young man's game. Jagger and the Rolling Stones will kick off a 14-date European tour on June 1st in Madrid, Spain.

Jagger, who remains among the most fit performers of any generation explained, "Rock n' roll, or any kind of pop music honestly, isn’t supposed to be done when you’re in your 70's. It wasn’t designed for that. Doing anything high-energy at this age is really pushing it. But that makes it even more challenging. So it’s, like, 'OK, we’ve got to f***ing do this right,' but it’s got to be as full-on as possible. Of course, you could do another type of music — we’ve got lots of ballads. I could sit on a chair."

He revealed his re-tour regiment: "Six weeks of practice even before rehearsals start. And I do dancing, gym, every day of the week. I don’t enjoy it very much, but it has to be done."

Mick Jagger told us that the nightly variable of the live audience is what keeps performing a kick for him: ["You never really know what's gonna happen. You never know what the audience is gonna be like, you never know how they're gonna behave, you, you expect them to do certain things, but they don't always do that, and you don't always do the same things that you've done the night before. That's what brings you into live playing, what makes live playing so interesting."] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . playing so interesting)

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