When I’m as old as Sir Mick Jagger, I hope I have a miracle-working medical team like the one that has kept him and the rest of the Stones strutting around on stage like they’re still in their twenties.
They recently joined forces with other iconic musicians to perform ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ for the One World: Together At Home online concert.
It’s worth a watch if you haven’t already seen it.
Now they’ve released their first single in eight years, ‘Living in A Ghost Town’, and it’s pretty cool.
The BBC spoke to Mick, who felt that the song would “resonate through the times we’re living in”.
“It wasn’t written for now but it was written about being in a place which was full of life, and then now that’s all bereft of life, so to speak,” he told Zane Lowe.
“And when I went back to what I’d written originally lyrically, it was all full of plague terms and things like that.
“Keith Richards and I both had the idea that we should release it. But I said, ‘Well I’ve got to rewrite it – some of it is not going to work and some of it was a bit weird and a bit too dark’.”
They completed it “via satellite” according to Keith. Bless him.
Mick is writing the rest of the album with “Keith Richards or whatever”.
Reflecting on the current situation, Sir Mick said he was “very aware of how lucky I am.”
“A lot of people lost their jobs and it’s not your fault. It’s circumstances completely out of your control. It’s not as though I did a bad job or I screwed up on my job and got fired,” he said.
“And also the less money you have, the more worries you have. So for lots of people, it’s really tough.
The Stones will resume their world tour when they’re able to, but aren’t sure when that will be.
In the interim, new music from the Rolling Stones is always welcome.
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