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Mick Jagger hits out at Paul McCartney for claiming The Beatles are better than The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger SLAMS Paul McCartney’s claims that The Beatles are better than The Rolling Stones… and insists there’s ‘obviously no competition’

  • The singer, 76, hit out at the Hey Jude hitmaker, 77, for suggesting The Rolling Stones copied whatever The Beatles did during their time as music rivals 
  • In an interview with DJ Howard Stern on his radio show, Paul had remarked: ‘I love the Stones but The Beatles were better 

Mick Jagger has called out Paul McCartney for claiming The Beatles were bigger than The Rolling Stones.

The singer, 76, hit out at the Hey Jude hitmaker, 77, for suggesting The Rolling Stones copied whatever The Beatles did during their time as music rivals, while he appeared on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music show on Friday.

Saying there was ‘obviously no competition’ between the two, Mick claimed: ‘He [Paul] is a sweetheart. I’m a politician. 

Renewed debate: Mick Jagger hit out at Paul McCartney for saying The Beatles are better than The Rolling Stones and claimed there’s ‘obviously no competition’ in an interview on Friday

‘The big difference, though, is that The Rolling Stones is a big concert band in other decades and other areas when The Beatles never even did an arena tour.

‘They broke up before the touring business started for real…They [The Beatles] did that [Shea] stadium gig [in 1965]. But the Stones went on.’

Mick added: ‘We started stadium gigs in the 1970s and are still doing them now.

‘That’s the real big difference between these two bands. One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums and then the other band doesn’t exist.’

Remarks: In an interview on DJ Howard Stern's radio show, Paul remarked that The Beatles (pictured in 1967) 'were better' as 'whatever we did the Stones sort of did it shortly thereafter'

Remarks: In an interview on DJ Howard Stern’s radio show, Paul remarked that The Beatles (pictured in 1967) ‘were better’ as ‘whatever we did the Stones sort of did it shortly thereafter’

'No competition': But Mick hit out as he said that 'they broke up before the touring business started for real... but the Stones went on'

‘No competition’: But Mick hit out as he said that ‘they broke up before the touring business started for real… but the Stones went on’

In an interview with DJ Howard Stern on his radio show, Paul had remarked: ‘I love the Stones but The Beatles were better.

‘Their stuff is rooted in the blues. Whereas we had a lot more influences.

‘Keith (Richards) once said to me, “You were lucky man. You had four singers in your band. We got one”.’

Suggesting the Paint It Black hitmakers began to copy the Beatles, he added: ‘We started to notice that whatever we did the Stones sort of did it shortly thereafter.

Still around: Mick added, 'That’s the real big difference between these two bands. One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums and then the other band doesn’t exist'

Still around: Mick added, ‘That’s the real big difference between these two bands. One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums and then the other band doesn’t exist’

‘We went to America and had huge success, then the Stones went to America.’

‘We did Sergeant Pepper and the Stones did a psychedelic album. There was a lot of that,’ he added.

The Beatles were comprised of Paul, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from 1960 until their split in 1970, with countless hit albums to their name.

Mick is joined by Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts in The Rolling Stones, and they have been going strong since 1962. 

Icons: The Beatles were comprised of Paul, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from 1960 until their split in 1970, with countless hit albums to their name (pictured in 1967)

Icons: The Beatles were comprised of Paul, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from 1960 until their split in 1970, with countless hit albums to their name (pictured in 1967)

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