Clinton invites Rolling Stones to meeting

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2010, 21:51 PM IST

London: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton recently invited Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood to a meeting of his Global Initiative.

The annual gathering saw some of the world`s most powerful individuals including current U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.

And Clinton made a little extra room for two special guests - Jagger, who is currently based in New York, and Wood, who is in the Big Apple promoting his new solo album Feel Like Playing.

"It was a last-minute thing. I had no idea I was going. It was a bit like being at a lecture, but I got to hang out with Bill afterwards, which was cool," the Daily Star was quoted Stone as saying.

"He gave me a hug and said ``I want your new album``and then he said ``I`ve got your paintings up in my house, in my office.` and I told him, ``You`ve got some more coming.``

"I really like him. He`s a really down-to-earth guy and I think he`s the best president they``ve had since Kennedy. He``s the most popular at least," he added.

ANI