Jagger invites Clinton to join him on stage

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 November, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 November, 2003, 12:00am

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is looking forward to meeting up with Bill Clinton tonight and would be happy to jam with the sax-playing former US president.

'If he wants to, we'll do it,' said the singer, who confirmed that Mr Clinton - in town to address a conference of CEOs - will be backstage at the first of the Stones' two Forty Licks concerts in Hong Kong.

'We did a concert for environmental causes in Los Angeles and he was involved with that, so he introduced us there,' Jagger said yesterday. 'We've met a few times and I'm glad he's here and is gonna come to the show.'

But Jagger said an on-stage jam was unlikely. 'We asked him on the last show [in LA], but he didn't want to do it. I think he was being polite.'

The 60-year-old said the band was delighted to finally play Hong Kong after 41 years in the business.

Clinton states his case - A2

Ming's view - A18

Sars-busting show - C3