Mick Jagger has credited an unlikely pair of pop-punk singers with maintaining the spirit of rock music alive.
In a brand new interview with Swedish radio station P4, the Rolling Stones singer — one of many best frontmen in music historical past — bemoaned the shortage of rockers lately. However, two artists have caught his consideration: Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud.
“In rock music you need energy and there have not been a lot of new rock singers around. Now there are a few,” Jagger mentioned (through The Independent). “You have Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly. That kind of post-punk vibe makes me think there is still a bit of life in rock and roll.”
As NME notes, Yungblud beforehand name-checked Jagger as an inspiration and a task mannequin for what he hopes is a prolonged profession. “I’m not arsed about being about for 10 minutes, have a hit song, get a fucking mansion, do too many drugs and kill myself,” Yungblud mentioned in 2019. “I want to be doing this until I look like Mick Jagger. He’s still sexy as fuck!”
The Rolling Stones have lengthy championed up-and-coming acts over the many years, recruiting each established bands and under-the-radar rising artists as opening acts lately: The 1975 (in 2013), Ed Sheeran, Kanye West (in 2006), Black Pumas and Maneskin are simply a few of the dozens of artists the Rolling Stones have given a style of the stadium stage to.
The band kicks off their sixtieth anniversary tour of Europe this summer time, a trek that Jagger says gained’t be their final. “I am not planning it to be the last tour. I love being on tour,” he informed P4.
“I don’t think I would do it if I did not enjoy it. I enjoy going out there on stage and doing my stuff. That is what I do. I want everyone to enjoy themselves and forget the troubles in their lives for a couple of hours and just chill out and have a great afternoon and evening.”