Mick Jagger namechecked two artists in a new interview he thinks are adding “life” to the rock genre.

Speaking to Sweden’s P4 (as transcribed by the U.K.’s Independent), Jagger said, “In rock music you need energy and there have not been a lot of new rock singers around. Now there are a few. You have Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly. That kind of post-punk vibe makes me think there is still a bit of life in rock and roll.”

Of course, for Jagger, he still has plenty left in the tank. He and the Rolling Stones will be hitting the road this summer in honor of the band’s 60th anniversary.

“I am not planning it to be the last tour,” he said. “I love being on tour. I don’t think I would do it if I did not enjoy it. I enjoy going out there on stage and doing my stuff. That is what I do. I want everyone to enjoy themselves and forget the troubles in their lives for a couple of hours and just chill out and have a great afternoon and evening.”


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