The Rolling Stones are now fronted by Sir Mick Jagger, as the
singer was knighted by Prince Charles this morning at a ceremony in
Buckingham Palace in London.
"It was all rather wonderfully formal," Jagger said following
the ceremony, which was attended by his ninety-two-year-old father,
Joe, and two of Jagger's daughters.
Jagger also dismissed harsh criticism by bandmate Keith
Richards, who recently called his decision to accept knighthood
"ludicrous" and "not what the Stones is about."
"I thought it was ludicrous to take one of those gongs from the
establishment, when they did their best to throw us in jail,"
Richards told Uncut magazine, referencing a 1967 arrest of
both Stones that was later overturned.
Jagger responded, "I don't really think the establishment as we
knew it exists any more," before likening Richards to "a bawling
child, who hasn't got an ice cream."