Mick Jagger revealed that he was forced to ‘replace’ his The Rolling Stones bandmates with Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl on his new song “Eazy Sleazy” due to the pandemic, as he wanted to record in person with his bandmates. The Rolling Stones Guitarist ‘Replacement’ Offer Leaked.
Jagger told BBC Radio about Grohl, “Yeah, we met quite a few times, we played together on Saturday Night Live, we did a couple of shows together, we did a jam in New York… I’m not saying we’re the closest friends or anything but we’ve kind of kept in touch.
“I really like his style, he’s a great musician, a very all-around guy. He can play a lot of instruments really well.
“And he’s kind of really rocky, and lots of energy, which I like. And so I thought The Stones are a band that very much works in a room, together in a room, and that wasn’t possible.
“So I thought to do this song, this is going to have to someone that’s going to be working remotely, and I bet Dave’s in L.A. in his house, and I bet his studio is in his house, which of course it is.
“So it was very easy, and I said, ‘Well, what do you think? Would you like to do it?’ And he said, ‘Send me a song. I’m going in tomorrow, I love it.’
“So he just did it straight away, so that was really easy. I mean, he’s a very easy person to get on with so it was fun doing with him.”
He also compared him to Charlie Watts, “Charlie and Dave have a very definite style and sound, and you know who they are when you hear them, they are very recognizable. Definitely, a personality comes through.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed Mick’s comments.