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Sir Mick Jagger defends Rolling Stones drug use

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Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 10:27 [IST]

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.

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