Mick Jagger has praised Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly, saying the two artists “bring life” to a new generation of rock music.

Speaking to Swedish radio station P4 recently, the Rolling Stones frontman explained (via The Independent): “In rock music you need energy and there haven’t been many new rock singers. Now there are a few.

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He continued, “You have Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly. That kind of post-punk vibe makes me think there’s still some life in rock and roll.

Elsewhere in the interview, Jagger, 78, closed the possibility of retiring after the Stones’ 60th anniversary UK and European tour, which is due to start in June.

“I don’t plan on this being the last tour. I love being on tour,” he said. “I don’t think I would if I didn’t enjoy it.”

Jagger continued, “I like to go on stage and do my stuff. That’s what I do. I want everyone to have fun and forget about the problems in their life for a few hours and relax and have a good afternoon and evening.

Mick Jagger performs in concert as the Rolling Stones wrap up their North American tour at Circuit of The Americas on November 20, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Credit: Gary Miller/WireImage

Talk to NME in 2019, Yungblud verified the legendary Stones singer’s name while talking about his own ambitions for the future.

“I’m not crazy for being there for 10 minutes, having a hit song, having a fucking mansion, taking too many drugs and killing myself,” he explained. “I want to do this until I look like Mick Jagger. He’s still hot as hell!

Yungblud also said NME back when he thought rock ‘n’ roll was “very much alive” and had been “reinvented for a new generation” of fans.

You can see the full schedule for The Rolling Stones’ upcoming UK and European tour below and find all remaining UK tickets here.

JUNE
1 – MADRID, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, SPAIN
5 – MUNICH, Olympic Stadium, GERMANY
9 – LIVERPOOL, Anfield Stadium, United Kingdom
13 – AMSTERDAM, Johan Cruijff Arena, NETHERLANDS
17 – BERN, Wankdorf Stadium, SWITZERLAND
21 – MILAN, San Siro Stadium, ITALY
25 – LONDON, American Express presents BST Hyde Park, UK

JULY
3 – LONDON, American Express presents BST Hyde Park, UK
11 – BRUSSELS, King Baudouin Stadium, BELGIUM
15 – VIENNA, Ernst Happel Stadium, AUSTRIA
19 – LYON, Groupama Stadium, FRANCE
23 – PARIS, Hippodrome Paris, FRANCE
27 – GELSENKIRCHEN, Veltins Arena, GERMANY
31 – STOCKHOLM, Friends Arena, SWEDEN