Mick Jagger has responded to Paul McCartney’s recent comments that the Beatles were “better” than the Rolling Stones. McCartney’s initial statement came during an April 14 conversation on Howard Stern’s radio show. When the host asserted that the Beatles were superior to the Stones, McCartney agreed, opining that his band had a more varied sound.
“[The Stones] are rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. Whereas, we had a little more influences,” McCartney explained. “There’s a lot of differences, and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”