In his first interview since heart surgery, Mick Jagger admits he is “feeling pretty good.”
The Rolling Stones frontman had to postpone the North American leg of their tour in April for the surgery.
“Been rehearsing a lot lately in the last few weeks… This morning [I did] a bit of gym. Nothing crazy. Then I go into rehearsal with the rest of the band,” Jagger tells Toronto radio station Q107.
The band are getting ready for the tour, which starts in Chicago next week.
“The favourite ones people like to hear are, you know, ‘Paint it Black’, ‘Honky Tonk [Women]’ and ‘Satisfaction’, and things like that,” he said. “We don’t always necessarily do all of them. We sometimes drop one or two, but there’s maybe ten favourites. I don’t know how people would feel if you didn’t do any of them. I think people would say, ‘Oh, that’s a bit unfortunate, I came to hear this.’” But Jagger adds that there is “stuff we haven’t done before.”
Even at 75, the singer says he still enjoys going out on the road. Just not as often.
“I don’t do it all the time, [like] 12 months a year. When you’re young, that’s what you do. [Today I] spend three or four months on the road in a year and that seems to be quite a good balance.”
The Rolling Stones will be in Ontario on June 29. Tickets are still available.