London (ANI): Sir Mick Jagger says the drug use captured in the
nearly four decade old footage of the Rolling Stones, that features
in a new documentary, was quite normal those days. The rockers have
attracted severe criticism for footage in the new film 'Stones In
Exile', which shows the Rolling Stones' indulging themselves on
drugs while recording their 1972 album Exile on Main Street.
One scene depicts the eight-year-old son of a backing musician
telling the filmmakers that his job is to roll marijuana joints for
people who want to smoke. However, Jagger has come out in defence
of the act.
"You don't see anything that bad (in the documentary), do you?
Lots of children running around rolling joints. And, you know,
people making music. It's pretty much what I imagine most people
think being in a rock band is all about. But yes... excess was the
order of the day. But you get excesses now in consumption of other
things like consumer goods," the Daily Star quoted him, as telling
the Sunday Telegraph.