Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger is speaking out against a memoir written by Prince Rupert Loewenstein, who was the Rolling Stones' financial adviser from 1968 to 2007. The book, titled "A Prince Among Stones: That Business With the Rolling Stones and Other Adventures," tells behind-the-scenes stories of how Loewenstein helped bring the band out of near-financial ruin into the business force that it is worth hundreds of millions today.
In a statement to the Daily Mail on Sunday that was published on Feb. 9, 2013, Jagger commented on the book: "Call me old fashioned, but I don’t think your ex-bank manager should be discussing your financial dealings and personal information in public. It just goes to show that well brought-up people don’t always display good manners."
The Daily Mail has excerpts from "A Prince Among Stones," which goes on sale in the U.K. on Feb. 14, 2013. The U.S. release date for the book is March 5, 2013.
A part of Loewenstein's book that Jagger no doubt dislikes immensely is this passage: "I was as impressed by Keith Richards as I had been with Mick, though in a completely different way. I saw that Keith was – and I hesitate to say this – the most intelligent mind of the band."