Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones Says He Needs Two Years Off From Ronnie Wood
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.28.2012
After they stop touring...
In an interview with Classic Rock magazine, The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts says he will need two years off from Ronnie Wood after the two finish touring.
They celebrated their 50th anniversary this year and Mick Jagger confirmed earlier this month that they will play live together in the fall to mark the milestone. Watts said he has had enough of his fellow band members, especially Wood.
He said: "The tours are two years long, so I'm living with Ronnie Wood for all that time, so I don't need to see him for another two years. In the mid 60s the tours would be a trip around England, then a trip around America, then recording in America back to Europe, England to America. You were living together the whole time, you'd get a month off at the most. You were younger though. And also, you were more photogenic, to be honest. I don't think Keith would want you photographing him at two in the morning now."
Earlier this month, Keith Richards said he sometimes forgets how to play Rolling Stones songs. He said: "I don't practice as much as I should, probably. But now that we're putting the act together again I'm getting the chops back together."
Jagger said the Stones "had been hanging out together" and "want to do some gigs", but no details have been released yet.