Mick Jagger Says This Charlie Watts Story Isn’t True
Mick Jagger claims a now legendary story about Charlie Watts punching him in the face isn’t true.
The story was shared in Keith Richards’ 2010 memoir Life. As Keef told it, during a wild night in Amsterdam in 1984, a drunk Jagger called Watts’ hotel room and asked, “Where’s my drummer?” This led to Watts meeting Jagger in the hotel following a shower and a shave. He then punched Jagger and said, “Don’t ever call me your drummer again. You’re my f—ing singer!”
Now, in a new interview with Mojo, Jagger says of the story, “Didn’t happen … Keith invented that story.”
If Keith invented that story, let’s get him in a writer’s room on some TV shows. That’s the kind of hilarious drama people love!
Countdown to Hackney Diamonds
Watts, of course, is featured on the new Rolling Stones album, Hackney Diamonds, which comes out this Friday (October 20). Watts drums on two tracks: “Mess It Up” and “Live by the Sword.” The latter track also features original Stones bassist Bill Wyman and Elton John. Other guests on the album include Paul McCartney, who plays on “Bite My Head Off.”
Two tracks have been previewed: “Angry” and “Sweet Sounds of Heaven.” The latter track features Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga. Both tracks are below.
“Sweet Sounds of Heaven”
Rolling Stones – Hackney Diamonds – Track List
Depending On You
Bite My Head Off
Whole Wide World
Mess It Up
Live By the Sword
Driving Me Too Hard
Tell Me Straight
Sweet Sounds of Heaven
Rolling Stone Blues