Rolling Stones open American tour, pay tribute to drummer
The Rolling Stones are touring again, this time without their heartbeat, or at least their backbeat. The legendary rockers launched their pandemic-delayed “No Filter” tour Sunday at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis without their drummer of nearly six decades. It was clear from the outset just how much the band members — and the fans — missed Charlie Watts, who died last month at age 80.news.yahoo.com
Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dies At 80
WASHINGTON — Charlie Watts, the drummer who provided the backbone to American rock band Rolling Stones’ songs for more than half a century, has died at the age of 80. His publicist, Bernard Doherty, in a statement on Aug. 24, 2021, said that Watts “passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”“Charlie was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones, one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”“We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members, and close friends is respected at this difficult time.”The same statement was also shared on the official Twitter handle of The Rolling Stones. Concerns about Watts’ health came up earlier this year when he announced that, despite being the band’s resident drummer since 1963, he would be sitting out the band’s 2021 in the United States. “No Filter” tour to recover from an undisclosed medical procedure.thewestsidegazette.com
Rolling Stones bandmates salute late drummer Charlie Watts
Members of the Rolling Stones have saluted their unshakeable drummer Charlie Watts, who died Tuesday at the age of 80. Mick Jagger, the legendary rock band’s frontman, posted a photo on Twitter of a smiling Watts seated behind a drum. Lead guitarist Keith Richards shared a picture of a drum set with a hanging “Closed” sign.news.yahoo.com
Rolling Stones to release unheard tracks from 1973 album
FILE - Ron Wood, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during their concert in Pasadena, Calif. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup with three unheard tracks. The album coming out on Sept. 4, 2020 will have a four-disc CD and vinyl box set edition with ten bonus tracks. The Stones also released a video for one of the unheard songs, called Criss Cross. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup featuring three unheard tracks, including one featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.