THE ROLLING STONES: Charlie Watts OK if they hang it up
Charlie Watts has once again said that if The Rolling Stones break up, he'd be fine with it -- which he told also said back in 2002:
"If it stopped tomorrow it wouldn't bother me particularly. I mean it could stop and that would be fine with me because I've had a good ride so far."
Charlie's latest comments came in an interview with The Guardian in which he says, "I love playing the drums and I love playing with Mick and Keith and Ronnie. I don’t know about the rest of it. It wouldn’t bother me if The Rolling Stones said that’s it...enough.”
But he does admit that he might get bored. “I don’t know what I would do if I stopped. Keith is a great one for saying once you’re going, keep going. The big worry for me is being well enough. We don’t work like we used to fortunately. There are huge gaps between each show.”
But Charlie, who is 76, says this before every tour, and the reason for this latest interview is to plug the Stones' European run, which starts in May.
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND: Band's songs remain big in commercials
KC and the Sunshine Band remain a popular live act. And their songs are also hits for major advertisers.
Frontman Harry "KC" Casey posts on the band's website: "I can’t believe it's been 40 years since some of these songs were peaking on the charts! I never imagined the creativity and artistry done back then would still be popular today."
Currently, "Keep It Comin' Love" is the soundtrack of a TV spot for a nationwide restaurant chain. "I’m thrilled the song is in the campaign. I'm always excited when national brands like Applebee’s license my songs to use in their commercials."
10cc: Their real life music
10cc's Eric Stewart says their U.S. breakthrough "I'm Not in Love" has a very personal backstory.
He tells Britain's Guardian, "A few years after [marrying my wife,] Gloria told me: 'You don’t say ‘I love you’ much any more.' I told her that, if I said it all the time, it would sound glib. But I started wondering how I could say it without using those actual words. So 'I’m not in love' became a rhetorical conversation with myself – and then a song."
Eric and bandmate Graham Gouldman decided a slowed-down samba would work well with those words. The combination of music and off-beat lyrics was a winner: "I'm Not in Love" went to number-two in the U.S. and number-one in Britain.
And there's even a happy ending. Stewart says, "Gloria and I have now been married for 51 years. And every day I tell her: 'I love you.'"