The drummer recorded new songs before his death
Drummer Charlie Watts died in August. Nevertheless, there will be new music from him, as his Rolling Stones colleagues have now announced.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (1941-2021) died on August 24 at the age of 80. Before his death, the drummer recorded new music. This was revealed by the other Stones members Mick Jagger (78), Keith Richards (77) and Ron Wood (74) in an interview with the “Los Angeles Times”.
“It wasn’t the last time you heard from Charlie Watts”
The corona pandemic slowed the band down in their work on the new studio album. “If everything hadn’t been shut down, we might have got the damn thing done,” said Richards. According to Jagger, a lot of songs are already finished. “When the tour is over, we will assess where we are and continue.”
The two also confirmed that Watts had recorded his parts for a few tracks before he died. “Let me put it this way,” said Richards. “It wasn’t the last time you heard from Charlie Watts.”
Steve Jordan has taken Charlie Watts’ place
Last month the Stones started their “No Filter” tour. At the beginning of August it was announced that Charlie Watts would not take part. The music legend died only a little later. Steve Jordan (64) has taken his place on drums.
Watts joined the then young band in 1963 after meeting Jagger, Richards and Brian Jones (1942-1969) while playing in rhythm and blues clubs. He appeared on all of The Rolling Stones’ studio albums and was considered one of the best drummers of all time.