Jagger Addresses Exile Drug Use

SIR MICK JAGGER has defended the drug use captured in 40-year-old footage of the ROLLING STONES in a new documentary, insisting "excess was the order of the day".
The band has come under fire for shocking moments in the new film, Stones In Exile, which depicts the rockers' hedonistic lifestyles while recording their 1972 album Exile on Main Street.
In one scene, the eight-year-old son of a backing musician can be seen telling the filmmakers that his job is to roll marijuana cigarettes for whoever wants them.
But Jagger insists the group's behaviour was normal at the time.
He tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "You don't see anything that bad (in the documentary), do you? Lots of children running around rolling joints. And, you know, people making music. It's pretty much what I imagine most people think being in a rock band is all about. But yes... excess was the order of the day. But you get excesses now in consumption of other things like consumer goods."
Jagger hit the headlines after speaking about drugs earlier this week (18May10) - he called for government officials to legalise marijuana on a British island to see if the measure would prevent drug-related violence.


Contactmusic

Tags: Mick Jagger - Rolling Stones

Advertisement

More Mick Jagger

Judi Dench, Stephen Hawking, Jagger Urge Scotland to Vote 'No'

Dame Judi Dench, Sir Bruce Forsythe, Professor Stephen Hawking and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger are among 200 celebrities and public figures who have joined...

A Week In Movies: Get On Up Premieres, Cooper Cooks In London, Trailers For Tusk, Mockingjay, The Hobbit And Mad Max

The stars came out for the New York premiere this week of Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as Godfather of Soul James Brown. He...

Mick Jagger Spotted Among 'Get On Up' Production Crew At The NY Premiere - Part 2

Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger was seen posing alongside Victoria Pearman, with whom he worked on the production of James Brown biopic 'Get On Up',...

Dan Aykroyd Joins Arrivals For The NY 'Get On Up' Premiere - Part 3

'Get On Up' stars Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd with his wife Donna Dixon were among arrivals at the movie's premiere held at The Apollo...

Advertisement

Get On Up Trailer

The stars of the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis and Octavia Spencer, talk about the legendary musician alongside artists...

Mick Jagger Takes The Mickey In Monty Python Reunion Tour Video

Mick Jagger has starred in a promotional video for the upcoming Monty Python live shows, the first of which will be held tonight at London's...

L'Wren Scott's Sister Hates Mick Jagger For Finding New Lover

The sister of the late L'Wren Scott isn't too happy with Mick Jagger.The grief-stricken Jan Shane has been left feeling furious after learning that the...

L'wren Scott's Sister Slams Mick Jagger's Recent Canoodling

L’wren Scott’s sister, who was estranged from the fashion designer before her death, has a few choice words for Mick Jagger. 53-year-old Jan Shane has...

Advertisement

Comments

Mick Jagger Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Mick Jagger

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All