“I do think about him”

Rolling Stones head Mick Jagger has revealed the loss of Charlie Watts in a new interview.

Long time Rolling stone the drummer passed away at the age of 80 last August, setting off a huge wave of tributes from the music world and beyond.

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Talking to Sunday Times of Watts, Jagger said: “I don’t really expect him to be there anymore if I come back for a gig. But I think about him. Not just in rehearsals or on stage, but in other ways.

“I will call him and talk about the Arsenal game last night because he supports Tottenham and I am Arsenal. I miss him as a player and a friend.

“In the show, when we got to the front and bowed at the end, there was no Charlie. He will always be the last one down. I would say: ‘Now, what do you have to do?’ He will mess around with his sticks because he always has to have them in a row before stepping off the chair. “

Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones in 2011 CREDIT: David Wolff – Patrick / Redferns

Last week, The Rolling Stones confirmed that Echo And The Bunnymen will be backing them up for a performance at Liverpool’s Anfield next month.

The performance will be part of the Stones’ UK and Europe celebratory tour ”SIXTY”, kicking off in Madrid on June 1 and visiting cities including London, Amsterdam and Paris.

The Stones announced on May 17 that Echo And The Bunnymen, who hail from Liverpool, will assist them at Anfield on June 9. The show will be the Stones’ first time at Liverpool in more than 50 years.

You can find any remaining tickets for The Rolling Stones’ UK and Europe tour here, and check out their upcoming live dates below.

June
1 – Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
5 – Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany
9 – Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
13 – Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 – Wankdorf Stadium, Bern, Switzerland
21 – San Siro Stadium, Mulan, Italy
25 – American Express Gifts from the Hyde Park Collection, London

July
3 – American Express Gifts from the Hyde Park Collection, London
11 – King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
15 – Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria
19 – Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France
23 – Hippodrome Parislongchamp, Paris, France
27 – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
31 – Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden

The band also recently announced the upcoming release of a box set that includes all of their singles releases from 1963-1966.

ABKCO Records will release ‘The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966’ on June 10 to celebrate the band’s 60th anniversary this year. You can pre-order the collection here

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Emma James

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