Mick Jagger Part Of A New Band.
It looks like Mick Jagger is stretching his musical wings. RollingStone.com reports that Mick and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart have formed a super group. Singer Joss Stone, reggae star Damian Marley, and film composer A.R. Rahman also are in the ensemble, which is called “Super Heavy”. For about a year and a half, Jagger and company have recorded material that fuses influences from across the globe. Mick got involved in the band after Stewart called him from his vacation home in Jamaica two years ago with the idea of recording together. It was in Jamaica that Dave says he heard a variety of music ripe for fusion — from Indian orchestras to local Caribbean bands. Jagger and Stewart then reached out to Stone, Rahman, and Marley. After that, the musicians jammed together at a Los Angeles studio to launch their collaboration.
Jagger’s participation in Super Heavy marks the first time in 50 years that he’s joined a new band. When “Rolling Stone” asked the Rolling Stones frontman about plans to tour with the group that made him a star, he said he was just working on Super Heavy at the moment.