Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger had a very unexpected guest enter his room while he was sleeping one night in LA. The Brown Sugar singer has revealed his room was once broken into by caped crusader, Batman.
Speaking to Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show, Jagger revealed that his midnight voyeur was actually Keith Moon! The Who’s skinner broke into Mick’s hotel room by climbing up a fire escape, dressed as Batman, as part of a prank. As he recalls, the incident happened sometime in the 1970s, with absolute “lunatic” Keith Moon breaking into his hotel room.
“Keith was a complete lunatic,” Jagger explained, as he told the story in disbelief. “I was in LA in a hotel once, asleep, and he broke into my room dressed as Batman. I woke up and there was Batman in front of me, with a mask and everything. It is not what you expect in the middle of the night.”
Not being the biggest of blokes, Mick Jagger feared for his life and instantly sought to defend himself from the anonymous trespasser.
“I think I had a knife, at least some sort of defensive weapon,” Jagger explains. “So, I pulled the knife and he said, ‘Oh no, it’s Keith’. I said, ‘You’re not Keith… I can tell you are not from your voice’. He replied, ‘No, Keith Moon’. Then he took the mask off. He came up the fire escape. [Keith was] a nutcase.”
Later in the interview, Jagger speaks about how life is, following the death of the band’s long-serving drummer, Charlie Watts. – who sadly passed away on August 24th, 2021. Jagger hails his former bandmate and friend as “the heartbeat” of the Rolling Stones, with a “steady personality”. The singer remembers the times he shared with Watts outside of the band.
“I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humour and we also were… outside of the band, we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times” says Jagger. “We liked sports, we’d go to football, we’d go to cricket games, and we had other interests apart from music.”