The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger recently spoke about the former One Direction vocalist Harry Styles. Jagger said that Styles is a “superficial resemblance to my younger self” who “doesn’t have a voice like mine or move on stage like me.”
Mick Jagger raised some eyebrows
The legendary Mick Jagger certainly had drawn some attention with his comments about Styles. It came upon during an interview with The London Times designed to drum up publicity for the band’s upcoming 60th anniversary tour.
Jagger prefaced his remarks by saying he likes Styles and the two have “an easy relationship.” But the pleasantries ended there, as Jagger proceeded to explain why they are not similar in any aspect.
“I mean, I used to wear a lot more eye make-up than him. Come on, I was much more androgynous,” Jagger said. “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.”
For his part, Styles has frequently cited Jagger as one of his biggest inspirations, including when it comes to his fashion. Styles also famously impersonated The Rolling Stones singer when he hosted SNL in 2017. The timing of Jagger’s comments come as Styles celebrates the successful launch of his latest solo album, Harry’s House, and gears up to launch his own expansive headlining tour.
The Rolling Stones will mark their 60th anniversary by embarking on a UK/European tour in Summer 2022.
The “SIXTY TOUR” will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood take the stage at stadiums in 10 different countries between June and July. In the UK, they’ll play their first show in Liverpool, UK in over 50 years, and headline two nights at London’s Hyde Park. They’ll also play concerts in Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, France, and Sweden.