Wednesday 13 December 2017

Jagger's entourage-free SuperHeavy

Mick Jagger raps on SuperHeavy's debut album
Mick Jagger raps on SuperHeavy's debut album

Mick Jagger steered clear of egos while forming his new supergroup.

The Rolling Stone has created an all-star band, SuperHeavy, with Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart.

Asked how he picked the band's other members, which include singer-songwriter Joss Stone, he said: "One thing that we did think about, we didn't want people with loads of entourages and that would have too big ... egos."

He added: "It is very quick how human beings sort of adjust to each other's temperaments and creativity.

"It is just like being in a cocktail party with a group of people. Either the cocktail party is going to go well or it doesn't. It depends on the vibe."

SuperHeavy also features Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman and reggae singer Damian Marley.

Mick can also be heard rapping on the album.

He said: "I was just copying Damian... Damian was doing this really good toasting, West Indian rapping, so I thought, 'I could do that. It can't be that difficult.'

"It actually was quite difficult. With a bit of practice, it is all right. It is a laugh."

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