Damiano David Responds To Mick Jagger Calling Maneskin ‘The Savior Of Rock’

Måneskin’s Damiano David recently sat down with Allison Hagendorf for an interview and commented on Mick Jagger referring to them as the savior of rock.

The host initially said to the frontman, recalling the Rolling Stones frontman’s words about them:

“I thought you had an interesting reaction when Mick Jagger said something like you and Yungblud, who we love, and he’s gonna be on the show, and MGK that you’re like saving rock and roll, but I thought that your response was really interesting. You said something like, ‘No one’s saving rock and roll. It just can’t be killed or something like that. I think rock and roll can never die.'”

Damiano’s Views On Music Genres Today

David responded, sharing his ideas on today’s music scene:

“I think people talk too much about music genres. I think it made sense in the ’70s and the ’80s because the genres were very defined, and there was rock culture hip-hop culture, and pop culture. Now I think that everything is pop culture because with our phones we can reach every information about anyone in just one second. So everything is pop culture; you cannot be niche anymore.”

Redefining ‘Pop Star’

The singer went on to explain why he doesn’t see a problem calling himself a pop star:

“So I think there’s a lot of talking about like they’re the last rock band. They’re not really rock because they have this pop sound, and it’s like, yeah, I know I’m a pop star. I think we’re all pop stars, and we just interpret pop music in a different way, but pop doesn’t mean mainstream or cheesy stuff. Pop means popular, so whatever gets popular, it’s pop. So you can do the most experimental stuff, but once you get people to listen to it, I’m sorry, it’s pop.”

Måneskin’s Memorable Experience With The Rolling Stones

Måneskin supported the Rolling Stones in Las Vegas in 2021, and after their concert, they shared a photo of them smiling with Jagger. Later, in a 2023 chat with Jimmy Fallon, the band’s bassist Victoria de Angelis recalled their experience of opening for the Stones, noting:

“It was in Vegas, yeah. Yeah, it was like our biggest, our first stadium, so it was crazy. And, also, it was iconic because we got the chance to talk to him, and he was so nice and knew a lot of our music and stuff. And then, we met Keith Richards, and he was like, ‘I don’t know who the f*ck you are, but they told me you’re good, so…’ We were like, ‘Okay.'”

Jagger also reflected on Måneskin’s impressive performance and audience reception during their show together in Las Vegas, highlighting the band’s appeal to the current generation and the novelty of a non-English or American group achieving such prominence in rock music.

You can watch the entire conversation below.