Sir Mick Jagger has slammed the comparison between the veteran rocker and pop superstar Harry Styles.
Harry, a former member of One Direction whose solo career has seem him rise to the top of international music charts, has often been likened to The Rolling Stones frontman for their similar look and stage presence.
While the 78-year-old rockstar can see the likeness in their looks, Jagger believes this is where their similarities end.
Jagger told Sunday Times Culture magazine, “I like Harry — we have an easy relationship.”
“I mean, I used to wear a lot more eye make-up than him. Come on, I was much more androgynous. And he doesn’t have a voice like mine or move on stage like me; he just has a superficial resemblance to my younger self, which is fine — he can’t help that.”
Harry Styles has long noted his love of The Rolling Stones, once calling Mick Jagger “the coolest man on the planet”, and even impersonated Mick Jagger on 2017 episode of Saturday Night Live.
While being historically dismissive of the pop star, he has been accepting of his influence, even dating back to the One Direction days; as Jagger said of Styles in a 2015 interview, “He’s got it going on. I know him, he comes to see me in lots of shows. And yeah, I can see the influence. But I don’t say anything to him, I just tell him he looks nice. I like him. He’s very decent.”
The Rolling Stones are preparing to embark on their “Sixty” tour in June, with Jagger admitting that the shows have become more “challenging” as the band ages.
Mick said, “Rock’n’roll, or any kind of pop music honestly, isn’t supposed to be done when you’re in your seventies.”
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