Speaking for an interview for the first ever issue of Planet Rock magazine, Tyler revealed: ''He was my f**king hero. There was actually a six-or-seven-year period when I was afraid to tell the press so I was all like, 'No, he isn't.' And then of course, I came out of the closet and went 'F**kin A! He is!' To this day, to this minute, to this second, Mick Jagger is still my hero.''
The 69-year-old rocker then confessed that he was annoyed that the 73-year-old 'Satisfaction' hitmaker cut off his luscious locks.
He added: ''I'm pissed off at him cutting his hair and I'd tell him that.''
Despite outing himself as a fan of Jagger, the 'Crazy' hitmaker previously said he wasn't impressed being compared to the rock god.
He previously said: ''The 'cheap imitation of the Rolling Stones' criticism was constant.
''And it hurt for the first couple of years. It was constantly Mick Jagger this and Mick Jagger that -- that I copied him, and Janis Joplin too. Mick was the cheapest, easiest shot.''
The full interview with Steven Tyler appears in Planet Rock magazine, on sale now.
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