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Take the Mick! Rolling Stones legend Sir Mick Jagger poked fun at Sir Paul McCartney in the studio while the Beatle was recording a song for Hackney Diamonds

Take the Mick!  Rolling Stones legend Sir Mick Jagger poked fun at Sir Paul McCartney in the studio while the Beatle was recording a song for Hackney Diamonds

Rolling Stones legend Sir Mick Jagger was caught mocking Sir Paul McCartney in the studio as the Beatle recorded a song for the Stones’ latest album, Hackney Diamonds.

On Bite My Head Off, the fourth track from the legendary group’s October album, the 80-year-old Jagger can be heard lovingly mocking McCartney’s accent.

Producer Andrew Watt said: “Paul hit the switch during his bass solo and Mick literally says in a Liverpudlian accent: ‘Come on Paul, let’s hear something.’ You can’t do it right. It was the Stones and the Beatles. And the smile on Paul’s face got bigger and bigger.

Watt told Rolling Stone magazine: “It wasn’t hard for her, it was great.” We did three or four recordings. Everyone was on fire. Because we were having so much fun, we played another song. When I walked out with Paul, he literally said: “I only played bass with the Stones – and I’m a Beatle.” These guys were like 18 again and you can hear it on the recording. It’s wild.’

The groups have been rivals since the 1960s. McCartney, 81, once called the Rolling Stones “a blues cover band,” while guitarist Keith Richards called the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is a “mix of nonsense”.

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones attends the Rolling Stones album launch ‘Hackney Diamonds’ on September 6, 2023 in London, United Kingdom. Rolling Stones Album Launch “Hackney Diamonds”, London, UK – 6 September 2023

Paul McCartney performs during a concert at American Airlines Arena on July 7, 2017 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Gustavo

Paul McCartney performs during a concert at American Airlines Arena on July 7, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo

With Hackney Diamonds, the Stones became the first band in six decades to have a number one album. It was their 14th album to top the UK charts, ahead of record holders the Beatles with two.

In October, Keith Richards claimed Jagger was still ‘full of shit’ when he admitted in a rare interview that he ‘still talks to the late Charlie Watts’.

Ahead of the release of Hackney Diamonds, the legendary guitarist, 79, discussed the band’s new chapter.

Richards and Jagger, who were once called “The Glimmer Twins”, have had many disagreements over the years, but Richards ensured that the love for the “incredible frontman” was never lost.

Speaking to The Sun, he explained: “People only hear about the lows. “If you had a brother after sixty you’d have had your fair share of ups and downs and for us it’s all about the work .

“I say, ‘It’s too cheesy,’ and he says, ‘I love it,’ and I say, ‘You’re an asshole!'” But the abrasive effect is minor compared to the harmony that lasts throughout. Of course I love him.’

The Rolling Stones pose as they arrive for the launch of their new album

The Rolling Stones pose as they arrive for the launch of their new album ‘Hackney Diamonds’ at the Hackney Empire in London on September 6, 2023

Hackney Diamonds was the Rolling Stones’ first album since the death of the beloved Watts, and Richards admitted the loss hit him “hard”.

“I am still in discussions with the man and expect them to continue,” he added.

In September, The Rolling Stones paid tribute to Charlie when they announced the release date of Hackney Diamonds at a special live event with Jimmy Fallon in London.

On stage, Richards reflected on Watts’ death, saying: “Since Charlie’s gone, it’s different, he’s number four.”

The guitarist continued: “He’s missed, of course he’s incredibly missed, but thanks to Charlie we have Steve Jordan who recommended him if anything happened to him.”

“He was a friend of ours, so he was a natural progression. Without Charlie’s blessing, it would have been much more difficult.

The Rolling Stones have released a special live edition of their album Hackney Diamonds, performed in New York.

At the opening event on October 19 at the Racket in Manhattan, the group performed seven songs, including the debut performance of Shattered, Tumbling Dice, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Sweet Sounds Of Heaven with Lady Gaga.

Source: Daily Mail

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