Mick Jagger has clearly led one helluva life. So you’d think an autobiography by The Rolling Stones frontman would be nothing short of riveting. But apparently you’d be wrong.
According to ghostwriter Barry Coleman — who was hired back in 1983 to try to stitch together a memoir on the fly from another writer’s partially written book and leftover interview transcripts — there “wasn’t anything interesting” in the material. “There was always this sense in the transcripts that Mick was holding back, or trying not to hurt anybody’s feelings,” Coleman told The Guardian. Why? Well, only Jagger truly knows. But that doesn’t stop publicist and commentator Eric Alper and I from weighing in on today’s segment of Sonic Reducers. Join us as we natter and speculate about Mick’s memoir, chronicle the time I actually saluted the Generalissimo, and relive one of the most interesting elevator rides my wife ever had. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.