Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger Hits Back at Beatles' Star Paul McCartney Following a Cheeky Remark
"I'm not sure I should say it, but they're a blues cover band, that's sort of what the Stones are. I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs", the 79-year-old said reflecting on the genres both bands worked in.
The video showing Mick Jagger's response has since gone viral and sparked a torrent of comments on social media.
If the Stones are a blues cover band then the beatles are a music hall cover band— Derek Facey (@DerekFacey) October 16, 2021
Jagger you are the Best.McCartney is now and always has been jealuose of the Stones— Marlene Cunningham (@Marlene92542054) October 16, 2021
…while others backed McCartney and The Beatles.
The Stones were like the dark side of @thebeatles always following in their footsteps. The Beatles led the way, and broke new ground, while the Stones sorta' like followed. Just my opinion, but I think pretty obvious. I mean, Let It Be vs. Let It Bleed?! Yea, pretty obvious...— Vito Masilotti (@vitomasilotti) October 16, 2021
Paul isn't wrong!— Roxane Hein (@heinroxane) October 16, 2021
Many users deemed that it was a bit late for a rivalry given the venerable age of both musicians.
Some even contended that both remarks were childish.
My two all time favorites and they have to freaking put each other down. So childish.— Sharon Williams (@sharonwill57) October 16, 2021
Still others noted that the feud was nothing but a PR stunt.
I think these guys are just trying to manufacture a “feud” to get some buzz and stay relevant. Give it a rest boys.— Mark Wisniewski (@MarkWisniewski) October 16, 2021
Not only the two living legends of rock n roll..But THE two smartest PR guys that ever lived....And the media fall for it again..lol— markbradley (@back2theegg) October 16, 2021
Back in 2020, when Paul McCartney said that The Beatles were better than the Stones, Mick Jagger said the following:
"There's obviously no competition!. The big difference… sort of slightly seriously, is that the Rolling Stones have been a big concert band in other decades and other eras when the Beatles never even did an arena tour, [like] Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system. They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real".