Book worm Mick Jagger can’t be satisfied! – Music News

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger reads two books at a time.

The 78-year-old rock legend is an avid reader and always aims to enjoy two books at once; a fictional novel and a factual book.

Mick doubles his reading in case a book bores him.

He said, “I try to read a fiction book alongside a non-fiction book.

“Sometimes it’s hard to find a book that grabs your attention. »

When it comes to the topics he chooses to read about the “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” singer, he’s fascinated by historical books about the military empires that ruled Europe, his latest book completed covering the Ottoman Empire which controlled much of Southeast Europe, West Asia and North Africa between the 14th and 18th centuries.

Revealing the last book he read in a German radio interview, Mick said: “It was about the history of the Ottoman Empire. I’ve read quite a few books on empires, it’s quite an interesting topic so I’ve read a lot about the Roman empire versus the Greek empire. “There are a lot of studies on comparative empires. I didn’t know much about the Ottoman Empire and it was so much in Europe itself so I found out a lot about it that I didn’t know, some horrible and some very culturally interesting . It was an interesting read, I think.

“For example, when the sultan grew old and was going to die, all his sons would gather in what is now Istanbul and normally the eldest would become sultan and he would kill all his brothers. It ended in 1700.

Mick recently unveiled the first track he’s ever written to be a TV theme.

He wrote ‘Strange Game’ for the Apple TV+ series ‘Slow Horses’ and he was delighted to be asked to contribute by composer Daniel Pemberton and director James Hawes as he had read the Mick Herron books he is on. based.

Jagger previously said, “It’s a pretty popular book series, so I knew what it was about.

“I knew the vibe very well, so as soon as I sent the track, I just added a few pages of notes on what I thought it was about. It came very, very quickly, which is always a good sign. »

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