Whether you’re old or young, everyone has their idols and heroes. We recently reported on how Def Leppard’s Phil Collen met his ‘rock God’, Mick Jagger back in the day and now, in an interesting turn of events, a rising star in the world of modern rock got to the same.
Yungblud was performing in support of The Rolling Stones during their ongoing ‘Sixty’ tour. Most recently, The Rolling Stones’ most recent tour stopped off in Liverpool. It should be noted that Yungblud has truly been one of the most popular acts within the last couple of years as his second album, Weird!, was released in late 2020 and peaked at the top of the UK Albums Chart and reached number 75 on the US Billboard 200. His most recent album is due out in early fall. Photos of the artist with Jagger can be seen below.
In other news regarding Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman described during an interview from back in the day with Rolling Stone magazine how Gram Parsons taught him to sing country music. Although Parsons had a short career, he is most known for his work with The Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. His impact on the genre was quite significant and that’s why Jagger went to him personally during the 1970s while recording the popular Rolling Stones album, ‘Some Girls’. Credit to Far Out Magazine for the following quotes and transcription.
“I knew Gram quite well, and he was one of the few people who helped me to sing country music — before that, Keith and I used to just copy it off records.”
He continued: “I used to play piano with Gram, and on ‘Faraway Eyes’ I’m playing piano, though Keith is playing the top part — we added it on after. But I wouldn’t say this song was influenced specifically by Gram. That idea of country music played slightly tongue in cheek — Gram had that in ‘Drugstore Truck Drivin’ Man,’ and we have that sardonic quality, too.”
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) June 10, 2022