Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger Hits Back at Beatles' Star Paul McCartney Following a Cheeky Remark

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The rivalry between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones has been going on for a long time. In an interview on the "The Howard Stern Show" last year, McCartney weighed in on the issue saying that his band was better.
Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger has taken a dig at Paul McCartney. The moment came during a concert in Los Angeles this week. Earlier this month, in an interview with The New Yorker, the Beatles' star made a cheeky comment about the Rolling Stones, which some fans regarded as "belittling".

"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.

Mick Jagger quickly hit back at his fellow musician. During the band's gig at LA's SoFi Stadium on Thursday, the singer said that McCartney would join the Stones on stage for "a blues cover later on".

The video showing Mick Jagger's response has since gone viral and sparked a torrent of comments on social media.
As is always the case, netizens were divided into two groups, with one side supporting Jagger and his bandmates…

…while others backed McCartney and The Beatles.

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.

Still others noted that the feud was nothing but a PR stunt.
As mentioned earlier, the rivalry between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones spans decades, with both frontmen weighing in on the issue of which of the bands is the best and more successful. Naturally, each singer considers his band the better of the two.

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".

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