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Rolling Stones detail their heartbreak over Charlie Watts’ death

Their incredible 60th anniversary is being celebrated with a new series, with each band member getting their own episode.

And in between the specials, Rolling Stones rockers Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood opened up in a candid new interview, sharing their heartbreak over the loss of drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in August.

Frontman Mick, 78, confessed that he missed Charlie “on so many levels, while Keith, also 78, admitted he was “still dealing” with the loss of his friend, who he described as the “engine” of the group.

Sad: Rolling Stones rockers Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood opened up in a candid new interview, sharing their heartbreak over the loss of drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in August

Sad: Rolling Stones rockers Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood opened up in a candid new interview, sharing their heartbreak over the loss of drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in August

Long-serving drummer Charlie passed away in August 2021 at the age of 80 surrounded by family and friends.

Detailing his anger at the drummer, as reported in the mirrorMick said, “I miss Charlie in many ways. I miss wanting to play him this new groove and I want to say how bad England did in the test match yesterday. I miss him a lot. †

Meanwhile, Keith added: “I’m still working on it. Charlie was the engine. The best drummer England has produced.’

He continued: ‘People like Charlie Watts are very difficult to put in a pocket. They don’t make bags for people like Charlie. He’s a totally unique guy.’

RIP: Long-serving drummer Charlie passed away in August 2021 at age 80 surrounded by family and friends (pictured in 2019)

RIP: Long-serving drummer Charlie passed away in August 2021 at age 80 surrounded by family and friends (pictured in 2019)

Ronnie, meanwhile, fondly remembered his friend’s immaculate organization and how knocked out they were when he died.

He said, “When Charlie died, we were stunned. We have the ghost of Charlie playing with us.”

He described the rocker and continued: ‘One word, special. Clothing had a layer of tissue paper between every shirt, every sock, every knicker, every jacket. Not one thing out of place.’

Heartbreaking: Frontman Mick, 78, confessed that he missed Charlie

Heartbreaking: Frontman Mick, 78, confessed that he missed Charlie “on so many levels, while Keith, also 78, admitted he was “still dealing” with the loss of his friend, who he described as the “engine” of the group

Emotionally: Mick said, “I miss Charlie in many ways.  I miss wanting to play him this new groove and I want to say how bad England did in the test match yesterday.  I miss him a lot'

Emotionally: Mick said, “I miss Charlie in many ways. I miss wanting to play him this new groove and I want to say how bad England did in the test match yesterday. I miss him a lot’

Elsewhere, the group kicked off six decades of being on the road, with Keith reflecting, “Mick and I look at each other and think, ‘We must be doing something right.’

‘I do not know what it is. The idea of ​​turning people on for 60 years is like “Whoah.” The thing is ruthless, it’s like a juggernaut.’

He continued, “Not many people get the chance to do this with thousands of people, you know, as a job. When you exchange so much appreciation with each other, it is deeply moving.

“Music is a resilient thing and sometimes I think, ‘God, it’s the only thing we have that we can trust’. I gave up many years ago to find out why and how it works. The best remedy is to put it in a room and go “1..2..3..4” and all the problems will disappear.’

Struggle: Meanwhile, Keith added, “I'm still working on it.  Charlie was the engine.  The best drummer England has produced'

Struggle: Meanwhile, Keith added, “I’m still working on it. Charlie was the engine. The best drummer England has produced’

Difficult time: Ronnie, meanwhile, fondly remembered his friend's immaculate organization and how knocked out they were when he died

Difficult time: Ronnie, meanwhile, fondly remembered his friend’s immaculate organization and how knocked out they were when he died

For years the group was certainly the epitome of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll and in the in-depth interview, Mick admits the group should have gone to rehab, while Ronnie thinks it ‘just got out of hand’ .

Mick recalled their past with ‘the hard stuff’ and explained: ‘Everyone was on way too many drugs back then (’70s). The band should have gone to rehab for a year, including me. But you know, you take the rough with the smooth.’

As Ronnie shared, “In the crazy days, things got out of hand. I used to take it at parties and thought it was best to go. I used to say at parties 2You have to try this.”‘

So sad: “When Charlie passed away, we were stunned.  We have the ghost of Charlie playing with us

So sad: “When Charlie passed away, we were stunned. We have the ghost of Charlie playing with us” (pictured in 2017)

Keith adds, “The hard stuff isn’t called the hard stuff for nothing. You’d better handle it hard enough.’

The four-part series, My Life as a Rolling Stone, tells the story of the iconic rock and roll band and will premiere this summer on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, with each member having their own episode.

The episodes feature brand new interviews with Mick, Keith and Ronnie, as well as a tribute to the legendary drummer, who passed away in August.

Reflection: The group has been the epitome of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll for years and in the in-depth interview, Mick admits that the group should have gone to rehab, while Ronnie thinks things are just 'out of the closet'. Came'.  hand

Reflection: The group has been the epitome of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll for years and in the in-depth interview, Mick admits that the group should have gone to rehab, while Ronnie thinks things are just ‘out of the closet’. Came’. hand

In addition to new interviews, the four films feature “unseen footage and exclusive stories” from Mick, Keith and Ronnie and new and archive performances.

The program will reflect on the band’s incredible 60-year career and show how the talented musicians came together and found success as The Rolling Stones.

A press release says: “It tells the story of one of the world’s greatest rock and roll bands in a way that has never been done before – viewing the band through each member’s musical lens, deep into their personalities, passions and memories from the past sixty years.

Occasion: The Rolling Stones' 60th anniversary is being celebrated with a new series, with each band member getting their own episode.

Occasion: The Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary is being celebrated with a new series, with each band member getting their own episode.

“Four hours of films, each an intimate portrait of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, show how these individual musical geniuses came together to create the music that has given the soundtrack to the lives of millions.”

Fans can too expect commentary from soul star PP Arnold, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, ax killer Slash of Guns N’ Roses, Sir Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

The series will pay tribute to Charlie, who passed away last summer at age 80, and will also feature archival interviews with the musician.

The series is directed by award-winning filmmakers Oliver Murray and Clare Tavernor.

Members: Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and the late Charlie Watts (all pictured November 2012) each have their own hour-long episode

Members: Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and the late Charlie Watts (all pictured November 2012) each have their own hour-long episode

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