Mick Jagger Compares One Direction Fervor to the Rolling Stones: ‘It Reminded Me Very Much of Our Early Concerts’

By: Lily Harrison / November 19, 2012

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The hysteria surrounding boy band One Direction is old hat to Mick Jagger.

“It reminded me very much of our early concerts,” the Rolling Stones frontman told CNN after seeing a 1D performance on television. “We were pushed around among the audience, and I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around about 50 years ago.”

That’s not the only similarity between Jagger and the group.

1D’s Harry Styles is quickly gaining notoriety as a ladies’ man — much like 69-year-old Jagger, who famously squired Linda Ronstadt, Marianne Faithfull, Carly Simon, Janice Dickinson and Carla Bruni, among others.

Styles’ latest love interest? Apparently, none other than country-pop queen Taylor Swift.

According to X Factor host Mario Lopez, 18-year-old Styles paid a visit to Swift when she appeared on the reality competition show as a special guest performer. Lopez says he even saw the two “walking off hand-in-hand.”

While Lopez couldn’t confirm the two are dating, he did say they’re “officially hanging out.”

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