Mick Jagger: 'I don't want to be back in the '70s'
Sir Mick Jagger has great memories from the '70s, but doesn't want to be back there.
The Rolling Stones legend has been a rock'n'roll star since the early '60s and epitomised what is was to be a frontman during his band's heyday.
At 72 Mick still wows adoring crowds with the Stones, selling out stadiums across the world. However, he's also trying his hand at producing with new TV show Vinyl. While Mick insists the hedonistic '70s-set record label drama isn't based on his own life, many are guessing some elements may be from personal experience.
"Nostalgia is a funny word," Mick told America's Esquire. "That means you wistfully, rather regretfully, wish you were there. And that's not what I think when I think about (the '70s). I just think about some funny stories."
Mick's son James takes a starring role in the show, which also features Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple.
James plays wannabe rock star Kip Stevens, and his resemblance to prancing Mick is uncanny. The role wasn't offered to him on a plate though, and he had to go through the audition process like the rest of the cast.
"I had to audition on tape, then I came to New York to audition," James explained. "And then I had to do what I think was just the d**khead test: I had to go sit down with Marty (Martin Scorsese, director) for a half hour, and if I was a massive k**b, then he would've said, 'No, I'm not working with that guy.'"
James doesn't mince his words when it comes to his dad's gargantuan level of fame, and he is happy to play the part of rock offspring.
"I don't really give a f**k if someone's a really big Rolling Stones fan and they're being weird toward me," he stated. "I'm very proud of my dad and his achievements, and if someone wants to take a photo of me 'cause I'm his son, I don't give a f**k. It doesn't make me feel like a genius, but I'm more than happy to play that role."
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