Here's an endorsement the boys of One Direction are sure to appreciate: Mick Jagger told CNN that he sees a touch of the Rolling Stones in the pop outfit.
"I watched a concert of One Direction on the TV the other night, you know just to check [it] out," Jagger said. "It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float. [T]hey were like, floating above the audience, and they looked like, really distinctly uncomfortable. I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around in this very weird place about 50 years ago."
Jagger's fellow Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood said he was a fan of the band before they hit it big and had extended an open invitation for a jam session to Harry Styles and friends.
The Rolling Stones turned 50 this year, an anniversary they're celebrating with a tour and some secret shows. As for 1D, they recently released "Take Me Home," an album that lit up the teen blogosphere and a near certainty for the No. 1. spot on the Billboard charts.
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Mick Jagger walking off stage, Anaheim, CA 1978
The Rolling Stones posing with a group of ladies, during rehearsals for ABC's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' TV pop music show at Teddington Studios, London, 11th November 1964
Keith cooking in the kitchen of Andy Warhol's Montauk home where the Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their 1975 Tour of the Americas.
1972 U.S. Tour
Mick & Aston Martin London 1966
This shot was taken backstage at the rehearsals for ABC's "Thank Your Lucky Stars." 1964
Stones Primrose Hill, London 1966 -- an outtake from the Between The Buttons cover shoot.
Rolling Stones at the Alamo; 1975
Rolling Stones onstage 1972 (location unknown)
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