Mick Jagger recently spoke on his friendship, as well as what it was like to collaborate with Dave Grohl on a radio appearance on BBC Radio.
As reported by Ultimate Guitar, Jagger was asked, “When did you first cross paths with Dave Grohl? You must have met a bunch of times over the years, right?”
Jagger began, “Yeah, we met quite a few times, we played together on Saturday Night Live, we did a couple of shows together, we did a jam in New York… I’m not saying we’re the closest friends or anything but we’ve kind of kept in touch.”
“I really like his style, he’s a great musician, a very all-around guy. He can play a lot of instruments really well. And he’s kind of really rocky, and lots of energy, which I like. And so I thought The Stones are a band that very much works in a room, together in a room, and that wasn’t possible”
He went on to explain, “So I thought to do this song, this is going to have to someone that’s going to be working remotely, and I bet Dave’s in L.A. in his house, and I bet his studio is in his house, which of course it is. So it was very easy, and I said, ‘Well, what do you think? Would you like to do it?’ And he said, ‘Send me a song. I’m going in tomorrow, I love it.’
“So he just did it straight away, so that was really easy. I mean, he’s a very easy person to get on with so it was fun doing with him.”
Jagger and Grohl both recently collaborated on a lockdown-inspired track, with both artists taking on multiple roles for the song, ‘Eazy Sleazy’.
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