Mick Jagger Says “Not Everyone Wants To Hear Obscure Songs”

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Photo by Kevin Winter//Getty Images

When you’re sending all your little-known song requests to Rolling Stones‘ frontman Mick Jagger via the magic of Twitter, he’s probably laughing at you or shaking his head. That’s because most of the people using Twitter to to communicate are hardcore fans who either want to hear all of those unknown gems–or they want to sound cool.

Jagger told NME that he’d probably never make a setlist based on Twitter feedback because “not everyone wants to hear obscure songs.”

“Otherwise, you’ll get everyone else saying. ‘I brought my girlfriend along, and she wants ‘Honky Tonk Women,’ not the whole of ‘Their Satanic Majesties…’, thanks,'” elaborated Jagger.

Despite playing live to fans of every level for over 50 years, Jagger says it “never gets easier.”

“You’ve always got to prove yourself,” he continued. “You can’t rely on anything you’ve done in the past. Every time you play live, it feels like you’re finding your way again. Then you look at Keith or Charlie and think, ‘Oh it’s OK.'”

Rolling Stones have been on tour, playing shows with other notables like Dave Grohl. Their Satisfaction exhibit will open at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio this Friday (May 24th).

 

–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles

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