Charlie Watts Drops Out Of Stones US Tour

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by brianrost, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts article

    It says Charlie needs more recovery time from a recent medial procedure. Steve Jordan will do the tour instead. Ouch...

  2. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Always had a soft spot for Charlie, hope he gets back behind the kit soon.
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  3. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    I hope he’s alright. Based on his statement it sounds like he’s okay, just not ready to travel and play the 2-3 hours a night that stones shows demand. Good on him for taking a step back so the tour can go ahead in these uncertain times, that can’t be easy to do.

    Steve Jordan is a brilliant musician and probably understands Charlie’s intentional simplicity better than any other drummer on the scene. I’m sure he’ll kill it.
  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Yikes! Heal quickly, Charlie!

    And for anyone who already bought tix to this Stones tour: sucks to be you, sorry. Steve Jordan may be a lot of things, but a worthy substitute for Charlie Watts is not one of them.
  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Literally :)

    My beef with Jordan is that he's almost certainly going to try too hard to emulate Charlie's "intentional simplicity" ...i.e., it's not going to come naturally, it will be a very conscious process. Nearly every time I've heard Jordan play in a straight-ahead setting I find myself thinking "the drumming sounds forced."
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  6. marchone

    marchone Since 1951

    Nov 30, 2009
    The Strolling Bones show their respective ages.
  7. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    I have Stones tickets for Nashville. Couldn't disagree more. While Charlie is THE man, Stevo will do an excellent job on the skins. Much prefer to see Charlie behind the kit but not concerned about SJ filling his shoes.
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  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Steve has done a commendable job of being Charlie on Keith’s solo stuff, so I wouldn’t feel cheated. That is, if I could afford the tickets and go to the show.
  9. That’s rough. He is one of my favorite things about the stones.
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  10. mexicant


    Aug 28, 2012
    Mid Michigan,USA
    A lot of our idols are very old....hope he isn't the next dusty hill...
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  11. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I think Jordan will do Charlie proud!
  12. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    Yeah I just bought my son (12) and I tickets for the Mpls show. It’ll still be good. Darryl and Steve are killer players .
  13. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    BTW, Jordan's a pretty aiight bass player, also.
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  14. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    San Francisco
    bummer! he is actually a good part of their show, stays in the pocket and grooves, keeps the band together. the guitars are all over the place and Mick just runs around. Can't really hear Daryl at the live shows.
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  15. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile, ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀ Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    LOL now-78-year-old Mick in 1975 to people magazine: "I only meant to do it for two years. I guess the band would just disperse one day and say goodbye. I would continue to write and sing, but I’d rather be dead than sing Satisfaction when I’m 45."

    Party on old dudes!
  16. REV

    REV Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    No Charlie, No Stones. Do you think they'd tour if Keith couldn't make it?
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  17. You have a point. Certainly not without Mick.

    But this far in they’re committed.
  18. A class act. Hope he is feeling great and enjoying the coming years regardless of how he spends his time. Great band, great drummer (I think he is but I’m not a drummer) and from what I have read, is a wonderful person that is living a very special life.
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  19. Yeah, I imagine every time something like that happens it must make older touring musicians stop and think, "Hmm, maybe I *shouldn't* just push through this time."
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  20. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Inactive

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Most people won’t notice. Richards and Jagger are the face of the Stones. No disrespect to Charlie who probably gets much less credit than he deserves for the Stones sound.
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