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Charlie Watts not bothered if Rolling Stones split up

By | Published on Wednesday 28 February 2018

The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is drumming up enthusiasm for the band’s first UK tour in more than decade by telling everyone he’s not that bothered if they split up.

“I love playing the drums and I love playing with Mick and Keith and Ronnie, I don’t know about the rest of it”, he tells The Guardian. “It wouldn’t bother me if the Rolling Stones said that’s it… enough”.

“I would hate it to dissolve not amicably”, he adds. “I would like Mick to say, or me or Keith or whoever, I don’t want to do it any more, for whatever reason, and we just say that’s it. I wouldn’t want it to be an argument or whatever”.

That’s definitely the sort of gusto you want from someone charging ticket prices people are already calling “fucking outrageous”. Some people seem to think there’s something wrong with standing tickets for a stadium show being priced at between £89.95 and £451.95, before booking fee.

Watts, meanwhile, says that he “would like to be standing” by the end of the final show on the tour.