Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dies At 80

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The legendary percussionist sat behind The Stones’ kit for over half a century.

Charlie Watts Rolling Stones
Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones

Charlie Watts, legendary drummer of The Rolling Stones, has died. Watts passed away “peacefully” at a hospital in London. He was 80.

“It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” an official statement said from Watt’s spokesperson. “He passed away peacefully at a London hospital earlier today surrounded …

Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Will Miss Band’s 2021 Tour

Charlie Watts Rolling Stones

Longtime collaborator Steve Jordan is set to fill in.

Charlie Watts Rolling Stones
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The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will miss the band’s upcoming No Filter Tour. After undergoing a procedure for an undisclosed medical issue, Watts said in a statement that he is unlikely to be joining the band for their rescheduled U.S. shows. The Stones’ longtime collaborator Steve Jordan is set to fill in for Watts so the tour can continue …

The Rolling Stones Announce Rescheduled 2021 No Filter Tour Dates

The band is returning after previously postponing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Rolling Stones

After previously cancelling their No Filter Tour last year, The Rolling Stones have announced their return to the United States. This fall, the world’s most iconic rock ‘n’ roll band will kick off their 2021 U.S. tour at The Dome in St. Louis, MO. Tickets for the trek are on sale now at rollingstones.com/tour.

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Pre-Metal Sounds – The Seeds of Heavy Metal

This year we celebrate 50 years of Heavy Metal, whose birth is credited to Black Sabbath, who released their self-titled debut on February 13, 1970 and quickly followed that up with “Paranoid” released on September 18, 1970. “Paranoid” featured the title track, “Iron Man” and “War Pigs”, three of the all time enduring classics. Sabbath did not spontaneously combust out of a vacuum. The 1960’s had many artists who were planting seeds, and cultivating the …