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Mick Jagger: One Direction remind him of the Stones

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Mick Jagger feels an odd connection to the boys of One Direction after watching a documentary about the pop act. He said the footage of their concerts reminded him of early Rolling Stones shows.

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Jagger tells CNN, "I watched a concert of One Direction on the TV the other night... It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float. They were, like, floating above the audience, and they looked like, really distinctly uncomfortable.

"I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around in this very weird place about 50 years ago. It was a very funny moment, because it was very similar to the things we've been through."

Meanwhile, bandmate Ronnie Wood is set on becoming One Direction's sixth member after befriending Harry Styles and his group. He adds, "I remember them before they made it and I said, 'Come on, stick with it boys, you can do it'. They still want me to come and jam with them I said, 'Yeah, I'll come and play with you anytime'."

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Nov 19, 2012 9:54AM
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Let's see if One DIrection is still kicking **** in 50 years.

Personally, I'll be shocked if they do 50 MONTHS.

Nov 19, 2012 8:19AM
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Any band that young and that popular is going to draw comparison to the way groups like the Stones, The Who, and The Beatles were mobbed by young fans. There's a new one every five minutes. Personally I can't stand One Direction but I'm not going to put them down for being popular. If five people come up to me after a show and tell me they love the way I play I consider it an honor just as any musician should so congrats to One Direction. Not only millions of screaming fans but the offer to have Ronnie Wood jam is bada$$.
Haters : It's pretty simple. If you don't like it, don't listen to it.
Nov 19, 2012 7:53AM
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Why do you people come and ''comment'' on things involving One Direction if you don't like them? Do you have nothing else to do? Is that how bored you are? Honestly, no one gives a crap if you don't like them. You people need to just get over yourselves...
Nov 19, 2012 7:48AM
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Mick is obviously losing his faculties. I would be embarrassed to admit I paid any attention to that crap, let alone comparing them to the Stones. 1D is exactly what's wrong with "music" nowadays.
Nov 19, 2012 7:12AM
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There seems to be several comments about the similarities between the Rolling Stones and One Direction. Mick makes his comment about One Direction, and then Ron Wood makes his comment re One Direction.

If I read the article correctly, Mick draws a comparison between the two bands only as that relates to the large, pushing audiences that both bands have encountered. I know for a fact that the Rolling Stones were pushed, crushed (the Bentley incident in London), chased, mobbed, and God knows what else by huge crowds of fanatical rock n roller fans. That was way back in the days of Beatle-mania, second British invasion, and all that hysteria promoting a new wave of those great artists. As far as I can tell from the article, that was the only similarity between the two bands - the huge (draw) crowds of people.

Ron Wood's comment relates to his encouraging the group to "stick with it." He also made the comment that he will continue to jam with the group. For One Direction, any offer by any one of the Rolling Stones to jam with you, consider yourselves the luckiest musicians on earth!

And, for any Rolling Stone to compare your audience draw to the audience draw that they have had for 50 years, consider yourselves on your way to the bank (if you can keep it up, and deliver the goods like they did).

I remember my parents breaking every Rolling Stones album I purchased while I lived at home (hard core Christian fundamentalists were pretty much haters of everything at that time). But, that did not stop me from buying their albums, any more than I stopped attending their concerts.

So, all you haters, try to be understanding, in this situation. Mick and Ron recognized another musical group (something they never received when they were up and coming), and hopefully such recognition will inspire many more positive things for One Direction.

After all, its only rock and roll...

but a whole lot of people like it.  

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