Rolling Stones drummer dismisses his band and Bowie in controversial new interview
Charlie Watts had some choice words for Bowie and the band
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Charlie Watts has let some controversial opinions loose. The musician had some choice words for David Bowie and his own band, the Rolling Stones. Watts spoke about the reaction to Bowie’s death in 2016. He said that he was surprised by the attention Bowie received. “I thought people would have been very sad obviously, and he was a lovely guy”, Watts said, as reported by NME. The drummer said Bowie “wrote a couple of good song but for me, he wasn’t this musical genius”.
Watts also spoke on the state of his band. The Stones recently announced a highly-anticipated world tour, but Watts isn’t too enthusiastic. “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 said said. The drummer also said a definite breakup would be in his interest. “It wouldn’t bother me if the Rolling Stones said that’s it… enough”.
The Rolling Stones will kick off their world tour at Dublin’s Croke Park on May 17.