Sunday 17 December 2017

Bono: I love Jagger's wrinkles

Bono has been talking about how much he admires Mick Jagger
Bono has been talking about how much he admires Mick Jagger

Bono has confessed his great love and admiration for Mick Jagger- even his wrinkles.

The Rolling Stones frontman turns 70 this week (July 26) and the 53-year-old U2 star told a German newspaper he is such a fan, he would just like to spend every day with Mick and carry his guitar for him, reported the Daily Mirror.

Bono said: "Mick looks a bit like [Mikhail] Baryshnikov, like a ballet dancer from a different age. At the same time he still has a very beautiful face.

"The wrinkles that run through it now have made it even more beautiful. Why? Because he wears those wrinkles well. I love his wrinkles."

He added: "I would like to see him on the day.

"And then I would like to carry his guitar case for him."

U2 beat The Rolling Stones to claim the highest grossing concert tour of all time in 2011, making £479 million from their 360 Degree tour, and Bono says he owes all his money-making skills to Mick.

He explained: "People despise Mick because they think he only thinks about money, but he is a businessman above all else.

"The fact is, he understands the business. Why? Because the Stones lost a lot of money in the beginning. I have to kneel in reverence to what he has achieved.

"What I like about him as a person is that he always speaks his mind openly and he never talks much about himself. He is not a narcissistic person."

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