Mick Jagger has praised Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly for breathing ‘life’ into a new generation of rock music.
During a recent appearance on a Swedish radio station P4, the 78-year-old singer said, “You need energy in rock music and there haven’t been many new rock singers. Now there are a few.
“You have Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly. This kid of the post-punk vibe makes me think there’s still some life left in rock ‘n’ roll,” Jagger said.
The Rolling Stones frontman also ruled out rumors of his retirement and that his band’s upcoming shows won’t be his last.
“I don’t plan it to be the last tour. I love touring. I don’t think I would do it if I didn’t enjoy it,” he said.
“I enjoy going on stage and doing my stuff. That’s what I do I want everyone to enjoy themselves and forget the problems in their life for a few hours and just relax and have a great afternoon and evening.”
During the interview, Jagger also admitted that the Rolling Stones “provoked” many people when asked about the decision to drop their 1970s hit “Brown Sugar” from their setlist.
Last year, Jagger and fellow band member Keith Richards told fans they would no longer be performing “Brown Sugar” on tour.
Concerns have been raised about the 50-year-old song’s reference to the “horrors of slavery” and other controversial topics.
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He said the Rolling Stones were previously good at causing “shock and awe” but he accepts things “must change.”
“The early days were the days of shock and awe, things can’t stay like this forever,” he said. “In the beginning, I mean, popular music always needs to be mixed up. We were pretty good at that.
“We had our own style and way of doing things and we had a different way of behaving. And it provoked a lot of people,” he added. “I thought a lot of it was a super overreaction, but it became a bit cliche.
“It served us well in a way… we got noticed.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/mick-jagger-new-generation-rock-music-b2063119.html Mick Jagger names the artists he believes are bringing “life” to the new generation of rock music