The Reason Why There Was No Charlie Watt’s Tribute Jam In Rock Hall Of Fame
Charlie Watts says "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," The Rolling Stones' 1965 hit, "sums up the whole period" in the band's development.
Some Of The Inductees Rehearsed Before The Show
The 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony originally planned an all-star tribute jam to late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. However, the organizers ditched the plan because the event already ran too long.
Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine revealed in a blog post that the idea was abandoned at the last minute. According to her, she and several other inductees rehearsed the Rolling Stones classic “Tumbling Dice” before the show. The tribute was supposed to include the Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Gary Clark, Jr., The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, herself, and others.
“After dinner at the hotel with my little fam, the band went back to the venue for a rehearsal of the finale that was never to be,” she wrote. “The idea was a big traditional Rock Hall-everyone-onstage-mega-version of “Tumblin’ Dice” in honor of Charlie Watts. Spoiler: it ended up not happening, due to the show length and Union issue I am fairly certain. It was not the Rock Hall’s fault, that’s for certain.”
“Anyway, rehearsing the song was a highlight for sure,” she added, “and this was where I ended up feeling totally comfortable with our place in the whole she-bang.”
The induction ceremony will air on HBO Max on Saturday, November 21.