A war of words seems to have escalated between Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney after the latter took a jab at The Rolling Stones earlier this year. In an interview with The New Yorker, the “Hey Jude” referred to the British rock band as “blues cover band.”
The 79-year-old had also shared his skepticism of The Rolling Stones during an appearance at “The Howard Stern Show” last year. McCartney said he “love the Stones” but would take The Beatles over them.
“They are rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. 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.”
Jagger responded to the former Beatle’s latest criticism of the band during Thursday’s performance at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The concert had A-listers Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga and Megan Fox in attendance.
“Paul McCartney is here. He’s gonna join us in the blues cover band.”
During an appearance on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music show in 2020, the 78-year-old said that “there’s obviously no competition” between The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, referring to the former as “the big concert band.”
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