Mick Jagger Cracks Petraeus Joke at 'Hurricane' Premiere
You, me and Mick Jagger… we've all heard about the spectacular downfall of former CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned this week after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
With the scandal mushrooming into a larger mess -- FBI + threatening emails + a Florida socialite -- we now have a Rolling Stone chiming in. Jagger, speaking at the NYC premiere of the band's "Crossfire Hurricane" on Tuesday, joked about retired Gen. Petraeus.
"There's a lot of change in America since we first came here," Jagger said, according to Page Six. "This film... takes you back to a younger, perhaps gentler, America. An America where only IBM and the military had computers. Where there [were] no smart phones… no e-mails. And a simpler America, where we didn't read other people's e-mails, so we didn't know four-star generals were having affairs."
On a more serious note, Jagger finally broke his silence on the One Direction situation.
"I watched a concert of One Direction on the TV the other night, you know just to check [it] out," Jagger said according to CNN. "It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float. [T]hey were like, floating above the audience, and they looked like, really distinctly uncomfortable."
The Stones will likely get a more tempered response from older crowds when they hit the stage for a series of upcoming 50th Anniversary concerts, beginning with a pair at London's O2 Arena on Nov. 25 and 29. This week the band announced a Dec. 8 concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and they have two more shows lined up for the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Dec. 13 and 15.
Aside from the handful of concerts, the Stones are celebrating turning 50 this year with the greatest hits collection "Grrr!", a new coffee table book and two documentaries, the previously mentioned "Crossfire Hurricane" and "Charlie Is My Darling -- Ireland 1965."