Mick Jagger Remembers Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts

Mick Jagger made his debut on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show last week, sitting down with Howard Stern during a special afternoon show for a career-spanning conversation which touched upon everything from the iconic front man’s dance moves and songwriting process to his thoughts on the recent passing of one of his longtime bandmates.

Mick Jagger on the passing of Charlie Watts:

“When he was sick, he said, ‘You’ve gotta just carry on and do this tour. Don’t stop because of me,’” Mick Jagger told Howard. “So we did.”

“Charlie was the heartbeat for the band, you know, and also a very steady personality,” Mick Jagger said. “He was a very reliable person, wasn’t a diva—that’s the last thing you want in a drummer.”

“He was a very quirky guy. We really miss him. You know, we did so many shows with him, and so many tours with him, and so many recording sessions, it’s strange being without him,” Mick finished.

Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones are currently on the Get No Filter tour.

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