The Stones’ Charlie Watts Speaks On His Drumming Roots

rollingstones 1104092 The Stones Charlie Watts Speaks On His Drumming RootsLegendary [lastfm]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] drummer Charlie Watts says that learning to play an instrument was a whole lot different when he was an aspiring musician. In a recent interview with, Watts said that in his day there was no fancy technology and if he wanted to learn, he went to see live gigs. “I was watching them because a) I liked jazz, and b) I went to see jazz players play, and I learned to play from watching television and that. And in those days, as they say, we didn’t have DVDs and that, so you couldn’t watch Elvis,” Watts said. “I never saw DJ Fontana [Presley’s drummer] until I met him. I never saw him play. So the guys I saw were Phil Seaman, London-based people: Tony Kinsey, Allan Ganley.” In other news, according to a new report from NME, the Stones are on track for their first U.K. number one record in 16 years with the re-release of Exile on Main Street. If the re-release takes the top spot it will be the Stones first number one since 1994’s Voodoo Lounge.


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