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It was only a matter of time, but Mick Jagger has offered his two cents on Paul McCartney’s recent comments about The Beatles being better than The Rolling Stones.

Jagger was speaking with Zane Lowe when the topic was brought up. “That’s so funny. He’s a sweetheart. There’s obviously no competition,” said Jagger, not saying outright which band was better. He continued, “The big difference, though, is and sort of slightly seriously, 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, Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system. They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real. That business started in 1969, and the Beatles never experienced that,” he noted. “They did a great gig, and I was there, at Shea stadium. They did that stadium gig. But the Stones went on, we started doing stadium gigs in the ’70s 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.”

The Stones, like every other act in the world, has been forced to put their touring schedule on hold while the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, the band surprised fans and released a new song, “Living in a Ghost Town.”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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