Machine Gun Kelly Reacts To Mick Jagger’s Remarks On His Music

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Machine Gun Kelly shared his feelings about Mick Jagger‘s statements on his representation of the rock scene during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Claiming rock music is dead, popularized by KISS’ Gene Simmons, has been a widely discussed topic in the industry for a while. That’s an understandable situation considering the constantly growing amounts of musical sub-genres in recent years. The genre’s new representatives certainly sound different than they did during the peak of its popularity, yet there are still countless artists who integrate rock elements into their sound.

The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger also recently reflected on this issue during an appearance on Swedish radio station P4. The singer declared Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud as the future of rock and roll. He thinks they bring life to the genre with their unique styles. According to Mick Jagger, the two names have the energy that the rock genre needs.

Recently, Machine Gun Kelly reacted to what Mick Jagger said about him. The rocker revealed that he heard Jagger’s statements about himself on a bad day. MGK was feeling a little bit low on that day due to the unfavorable reactions coming to him from the music fans. Then, he read Jagger’s words that morning and immediately felt better and honored. For Kelly, it was great to hear something like that from the legendary singer.

Jimmy Fallon asked:

“When did you hear that he said that?”

MGK responded:

“On a bad day. I’m polarizing to people for some reason. You can just feel a lot of hate coming at you sometimes, and I was feeling it that morning. And then I read that quote, and I just said, ‘I didn’t say it.’ It was great.”

You can watch the whole conversation below.