“If you think Mick Jagger will still be out there trying to be a rock star at age fifty, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken.”
This line comes from the fantastic 2000 film “Almost Famous,” spoken by a music manager character played by Jimmy Fallon, and it gets a little bit funnier every time I hear it. When “Almost Famous” was released, Jagger was in his 50s and, of course, was still out there being a rock star.
It’s now 12 years later and he’s less than a year away from hitting the big 7-0, and of course, he’s still being a rock star, and it’s hard to imagine a world where that isn’t so.
A great part of me enjoys that Jagger and the Stones are still at it, and today’s release of the group’s first new song in seven years is a good indication why. (Maybe the live show ain’t what it used to be, but the boys can still make magic in the studio.)
The new track, “Doom and Gloom,” comes from the upcoming greatest hits collection, “Grr! Greatest Hits,” out Nov. 13. The band’s 50-year anniversary is looming and it seems they’ve still got it.
Check out “Doom and Gloom” below.
–Shane Nyman, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter: @shanenyman