The Rolling Stones don’t take what they do lightly well into their 70’s and over 60 years after they first started rocking stages around the world.
In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Mick Jagger, who is 78, said, "Rock ’n’ roll, or any kind of pop music honestly, isn’t supposed to be done when you’re in your 70s. It wasn’t designed for that. Doing anything high-energy at this age is really pushing it. But that makes it even more challenging. So it’s like, ‘OK, we’ve got to do this right,’ but it’s got to be as full-on as possible. Of course, you could do another type of music -- we’ve got lots of ballads. I could sit on a chair.”
Jagger isn’t one to sit still very often, which is why the legendary rocker starts training for a tour six weeks before band rehearsals. He said, "I do dancing, gym, every day of the week. I don’t enjoy it very much, but it has to be done.”
After heart surgery in 2019, Mick now has a cardiologist on the road with him. On the subject of the other Stones keeping in shape, Ronnie Wood said, “I try to keep moving, keep my joints warmed up -- stretches and stuff."
Keith Richards has cut down on several old habits. "I may or may not have a stiff drink, but usually I don’t. You know, you grow out of everything. I’ve spent all my life giving up things, so that’s about it now.” Keith gave up smoking after 65 years.
The Rolling Stones will kick off their Sixty tour on June 1st in Madrid, Spain.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]