The tributes to the Rolling Stones' late-drummer Charlie Watts continue to pour in from his peers. Watts died on August 24th at the age of 80. The Stones will carry on without him, with Keith Richards' longtime collaborator and drummer, Steve Jordan performing on the band's upcoming 13-city trek, which starts next month.
Since 1972, the Rolling Stones have been asked if its then-current road trek would prove to be “the last time.” Not too long ago, Charlie Watts was asked what he thought it would take for the Stones to finally pack it in: “Well, I think if Mick and Keith said that, I think we would. If any of the others said it, no. I think they could get another drummer, I think they could get another guitar player, and they would certainly, if Daryl (Jones) didn’t want to do it anymore — we’d have a nightmare of a time finding another bass player. But, no, I think Mick and Keith would or could carry on, but I think if Mick said 'I’m retiring' — I don’t know how we’d do a show with him (laughter) and without Keith.”
CHARLIE WATTS REMEMBERED