Mick Jagger Reveals Awful Snub After Health Scare


As Mick Jagger recovers from his heart surgery, he has admitted that The Rolling Stones have ignored fans in many countries over the years in a new interview. He told Q107 radio, as transcribed by Alternative Nation.

“Well, I always enjoy [touring], it’s always fun. You do a lot of repeats of places you’ve played, but I always enjoy going to somewhere, I’ve never been to Burl’s Creek. There’s quite often festivals there.”

He later said, “So many countries we haven’t played. We’ve only been to India once, we’ve only been to Africa once, so most of the time we stay on the tried and true, the same as everybody else. There’s lots of places on the planet we haven’t played. It doesn’t stop me from going there, but playing there is another thing.”

He said regarding touring at his age, “I don’t do it all the time, [like] 12 months a year. When you’re young, that’s what you do. [Today I] spend three or four months on the road in a year and that seems to be quite a good balance.”

He also discussed rehearsing for the rescheduled ‘No Filter’ North American tour.

“Been rehearsing a lot lately in the last few weeks … This morning [I did] a bit of gym. Nothing crazy. Then I go into rehearsal with the rest of the band.”

“We’re trying to pick some ones we haven’t done in recent years, stuff we haven’t done before. Most of the time people don’t want too much unusual. People like a little bit unusual. They don’t want 100 percent unusual.” Jagger said that “Memory Motel” is one of the rarities the band is planning on playing.

“The favorite ones people like to hear are, you know, ‘Paint it Black, ‘Honky Tonk [Women]’ and ‘Satisfaction’ and things like that. We don’t always necessarily do all of them. We sometimes drop one or two, but there’s maybe ten favorites. I don’t know how people would feel if you didn’t do any of them. I think people would say, ‘Oh, that’s a bit unfortunate, I came to hear this.’” At the same time, he says “We usually have a [fan] vote song. We usually throw a couple different things in. There might be a few.”