Mick Jagger remembers David Bowie: “We had a lot in common”

The Stone has spoken of their lengthy friendship

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Mick Jagger has spoken of a lengthy friendship David Bowie, describing him as having “a chameleon-like ability to take on any genre”.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Jagger has discussed their time together and how the pair exchanged ideas each time they met.

Jagger told Rolling Stone: “There was always an exchange of information within our friendship. And I suppose there was always an element of competition between us, but it never felt overwhelming. When he’d come over, we’d talk about our work — a new guitarist, a new way of writing, style and photographers. We had a lot in common in wanting to do big things onstage — using interesting designs, narratives, personalities.”


Meanwhile, Uncut’s special David Bowie issue is now on sale; the Bowie deluxe Ultimate Music Guide is also back in shops

Jagger went on to talk about the pair’s friendship in the 80s, saying “We were very close in the Eighties in New York. We’d hang out a lot and go out to dance clubs. We were very influenced by the New York downtown scene back then. That’s why ‘Let’s Dance‘ is my favorite song of his — it reminds me of those times, and it has such a great groove. He had a chameleon-like ability to take on any genre, always with a unique take, musically and lyrically.”

Meanwhile, Bowie planned “a long list of unscheduled music releases” before he died, according to reports.


Newsweek claims that future releases have been divided into eras and will not necessarily be released in chronological order. It is not yet known whether they will contain previously unheard work. Newsweek report [via Pitckfork] that the first of these compilations will be on sale before the end of 2017.

The March 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our 19 page David Bowie tribute plus Loretta Lynn, Tim Hardin, Animal Collective, The Kinks, Mavis Staples, The Pop Group, Field Music, Clint Mansell, Steve Mason, Eric Clapton, Bert Jansch, Grant Lee Phillips and more plus our free 15-track CD

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