Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has said he was the last member of the group to see their late drummer Charlie Watts.
Wood told the Los Angeles Times: "We watched horse racing on TV and just shot the breeze. I could tell he was pretty tired and fed up with the whole deal. He said, ‘I was really hoping to be out of here by now,’ then after that there was a complication or two and I wasn’t allowed back. No one was.”
Keith Richards is still trying to process Watts’ death, saying, “I’m still trying to put it together in my head. I don’t think I can be very erudite on Charlie at the moment.”
And Steve Jordan, who is filling in on drums, said, "I’ve known Charlie since I was 19 years old. I’m just as devastated if not more than any fan out there about the loss." And he adds that his job is "carrying a legacy” and that he's "not up there to do a Charlie Watts impersonation... Charlie had a lot of hooks. But I’m also bringing the way I play to it.”
Keith and Mick Jagger both said Charlie laid down drum tracks for quite a few new songs they've recorded. Mick said, "We have a lot of tracks done. So when the tour’s finished we’ll assess where we are with that and continue.”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]