September 12, 2011 23:30

Mick Jagger: 'Being in SuperHeavy is easier than The Rolling Stones'

Singer reveals that he's having fun not being a lone frontman

Mick Jagger: 'Being in SuperHeavy is easier than The Rolling Stones'

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Mick Jagger has revealed that he finds it easier being in his supergroup SuperHeavy than he does with The Rolling Stones.

In an interview with Spinner, the singer revealed that he was having "fun" not being the band's sole frontman and was enjoying having less responsibility – although he did claim he had kept busy by making the other members of the group cups of tea.

SuperHeavy, who recently revealed the tracklisting for their eponymous debut album which is set for release on September 20, also count Joss Stone, Damian Marley, Eurythmics' Dave Stewart and composer AR Rahman amongst their number. When asked how he was finding sharing vocal duties, Jagger said:

Well, it's a lot easier for me, to be honest. That's one of the things Dave [Stewart] sold me on in the beginning. 'You know, it won't be so hard for you, because you won't have to do everything all the time', and I said, 'Yeah, right'. But of course, you're present the whole time. When I wasn't singing I was playing the guitar, and when I wasn't playing the guitar, I was playing harmonica, and when I wasn't doing any of that, I was producing, and when wasn't doing that, I was making the tea.



He went on to add:

But you know, I'm not singing all the time, so what I have to do is work out what harmonies I'm going to do and when Joss is going to sing. "OK, it's your turn, sing this, and now we sing the chorus." It's quite easy to do that with Joss, and yeah, it's fun not having to do the whole thing, but you can't abdicate responsibility. You have to be there.



Jagger also hinted that the band may be tempted to play live shows once the album is released, revealing: "We talked about doing some special shows for it. I don't think it's a band you'd want to go out on a 100-city tour with and do theaters, and everyone's very busy and got their own careers, so I think we'd be up for something if it seemed to fit."

Mick Jagger recently claimed that if The Rolling Stones were to celebrate their 50th anniversary next year, then guitarist Keith Richards would not be invited. The pair fell out when Richards mocked the size of Jagger’s manhood in his million-selling 2010 autobiography Life.



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