Mick Jagger says "Gimme Shelter" is about a "world closing in on you." Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Superheavy: (left to right) Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, Joss Stone, Mick Jagger and A.R. Rahman. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Mick Jagger (left) and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones in 1978, the year Some Girls was originally released. Lynn Goldsmith hide caption

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Mick Jagger And Keith Richards On 'Some Girls' WXPN-FM

The rock legends discuss the reissue of The Rolling Stones' best-selling 1978 classic.

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Mick Jagger says he can only write words from today's experience, but still captures the original tone on these old tunes with new lyrics. Dominique Tarl hide caption

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