Keith Richards appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and revealed that it was cancer that took the life of legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts last August 24th.
Keith said, "I think he'd been trying to keep it under the wraps for a while last year, so that it came as, yeah, quite a shock. He had had a round with cancer a year or two before but he beat that one. He just got hit with a double whammy. Bless his soul."
Keith also talked more about his recent writing session with Mick Jagger for the upcoming Stones album.
Keith said, “It’ll be interesting to find out the dynamics now that [drummer] Steve’s [Jordan] in the band. It’s sort of metamorphosing into something else. I was working with Mick last week, and Steve, and we came up with some, eight or nine new pieces of material, which is overwhelming by our standards. It’s the muse thing. If I could find her address."
The last Rolling Stones album of all original material was ‘Bigger Bang’ back in 2005.
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