In a new interview, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts says he wouldn’t be heartbroken if the band finally called it quits.
He spoke frankly to The Guardian about life after the Stones, saying “I love playing the drums and I love playing with Mick (Jagger), and Keith (Richards), and Ronnie (Wood), I don’t know about the rest of it. It wouldn’t bother me if the Rolling Stones said that’s it. . . enough. I don’t know what I would do if I stopped. Keith is a great one for saying once you’re going, keep going. The big worry for me is being well enough. We don’t work like we used to fortunately. There are huge gaps between each show.”
Watts said above all else, he would want the Stones to end as close friends: “I would hate it to dissolve not amicably. I would like Mick to say, or me or Keith or whoever. . . I don’t want to do it any more, for whatever reason, and we just say that’s it. I wouldn’t want it to be an argument or whatever.”