Mick Jagger says One Direction are just like the Rolling Stones

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Dead ringers: Rolling Stones just like One Direction

One Direction are just like the Rolling Stones, according to Mick Jagger. He said the boyband remind him of how he was 50 years ago.

The X Factor stars, currently one of the biggest bands in the world, put aging rocker Mick in mind of how things were for the Stones.

Mick, who is old enough to be the boys’ grandfather, said: “I watched a concert of One Direction on the TV the other night... It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float.

“They were, like, floating above the audience, and they looked like, really distinctly uncomfortable.”

Talking to CNN he added: “I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around in this very weird place about 50 years ago.

“It was a very funny moment, because it was very similar to the things we've been through."

The Rolling Stones formed in 1962 and are still going strong.

And Mick isn’t the only Stone to see something in One Direction. Ronnie Wood has offered to play with the band.

He said: “They still want me to come and jam with them I said, 'Yeah, I'll come and play with you anytime'."

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