The Rolling Stones have opened up about their final days with drummer Charlie Watt in a new interview with the L.A. Times.
Guitarist Ronnie Wood says he was one of the last people to see Watt alive, visiting him in a London hospital: “We watched horse racing on TV and just shot the breeze. I could tell he was pretty tired and fed up with the whole deal.”
Mick Jagger says it was Watt who convinced them to move forward with their current U.S. tour: “We’d already postponed it by a year, and Charlie said to me, ‘You need to go out there. All the crew that have been out of work — you’re not gonna put them out of work again’.”
The No Filter tour rolls into Nashville this weekend, then plays two nights at Sofi Stadium in L.A. next week.