Rock legend sees similarities between the two after watching the boyband in concert on TV
Patrick Davies

14:30 16th November 2012

Mick Jagger has revealed One Direction remind him of The Rolling Stones at the beggining of their career.

The frontman claims the frenzy that is created by crazed fans when the X Factor stars touch down in the US is similar to that the rockers were greeted by in the 1960s.

Speaking at the US premiere of new Stones film 'Crossfire Hurricane', Jagger said he had recently watched a One Direction concert on the TV.

Jagger told CNN: "I watched a concert of One Direction on the TV the other night, you know just to check [it] out,

"It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float.They were like, floating above the audience, and they looked really distinctly uncomfortable."

One Direction performing in New York on Tuesday

Despite the obvious differences in the music the two acts produce, Jagger went on to further discuss how footage of One Direction had triggered memories.

"I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around in this very weird place about 50 years ago.

"It was a very funny moment, because it was very similar to the things we’ve been through."

And Jagger is not the only Rolling Stone to comment on the teenage pop sensations. Ronnie Wood has spoken of how he gave Harry Styles and co advice before they hit the big-time after X Factor.

He said: "I remember them before they made it and I said, 'come on stick with it boys, you can do it,'"

Wood even went on to say he would count One Direction as "pals", insisting he would happily meet up with the band for a jam.

"They still want me to come and jam with them. I said, 'yeah, I’ll come and play with you anytime.'"

Later this month The Rolling Stones will play two gigs at London's O2 Arena to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

There were some rumours circulating that The Stones would call it a day after the gigs, but Keith Richards was quick to rubbish the suggestions.

He said: "Who will call it quits will be the public. Not us – when they say we’ve had enough of you, we’ll disappear gracefully."

See the video for One Direction recent Top Ten single 'Live While We're Young'

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