Mick Jagger has said that boy band of the moment, One Direction, makes him hark back to the early days of The Rolling Stones.

"I watched a concert of One Direction on the TV the other night," the frontman told CNN. "It reminded me very much of our early concerts, when we were pushed around among the audience and we would kind of float."

The Stones were in the "same weird place" as the pop group 50 years ago.

He added: "I remember feeling that same uncomfortable feeling of being pushed around in this very weird place about 50 years ago. It was a very funny moment, because it was very similar to the things we’ve been through."

The Rolling Stones mark their 50th anniversary in the music business with two shows at London's O2 Arena on November 25 and 29.