Mick Jagger Calls Charlie Watts “a heartbeat” of The Rolling Stones
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Jagger Admitted That “It’s Strange Being Without Him”
The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger appeared on The Howard Stern Show. In the new interview, he talked about his late bandmate Charlie Watts who died last month at the age of 80. The band paid tribute to Watts in their first show without him.
“Charlie was the heartbeat for the band, and also a very steady personality,” Jagger told Stern. “He was not to be perturbed. He was a very reliable person, wasn’t a diva — that’s the last thing you want in a drummer.”
“I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humor and we also were, outside of the band, we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times,” he continued. “We liked sports, we’d go to football, we’d go to cricket games, and we had other interests apart from music.”
“Every time we get together now and rehearse, we say, ‘Oh, Charlie would say this, then he would do that’,” Jagger added. “We did so many shows with him and so many tours and so many recording sessions, it’s strange being without him. And he said, when he was sick, he said, ‘You’ve gotta just carry on and do this tour. Don’t stop because of me.’ So we did.”
The Rolling Stones’ No Filter Tour kicked off on September 26 in St Louis, Missouri.