One Direction has the sympathy of Mick Jagger.

To which the members of the British boy band and its entire fan base say :"Who?"

"I watched a concert of One Direction on the TV the other night, you know just to check (it) out," Jagger told CNN. "It reminded me very much of (The Rolling Stones') early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float. (T)hey were like, floating above the audience, and they looked like, really distinctly uncomfortable. I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around in this very weird place about 50 years ago."

Jagger's fellow Rolling Stone Ron Wood said he was a fan of the band before they hit it big and had extended an open invitation for a jam session to Harry Styles and friends.

This is getting weird.

The Rolling Stones turned 50 this year, an anniversary they're celebrating with a tour and some secret shows. As for One Direction, they recently released "Take Me Home," an album that lit up the teen blogosphere and a near certainty for the No. 1. spot on the Billboard charts.

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