ROLLING STONES: Watts the Fascination?
Charlie Watts on the Rolling Stones plans.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is in New York for five shows with his side project, The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie, and we spoke to him today (Tuesday) and asked about the Stones getting together for a meeting next month in London.
He says they'll be figuring out how to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but adds that they "haven't decided on anything really." As for playing together in a New Jersey rehearsal studio this spring, he says, "Well, I think it's about time [we got together]. We're just in the middle of trying to get something together, [even though] I've never understood the fascination in it."
Watts and the Boogie Woogie band released their debut album today (Tuesday), Live in Paris, and they'll perform at New York's Lincoln Center on Thursday followed by a four-night stand at the Iridium jazz club, also in New York.
The one thing the Stones have decided on is a 50th anniversary logo, which they've unveiled on their website. It features their famous tongue-and-lips logo surrounded by the words, "The Rolling Stones -- Fifty Years."