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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