Charlie Watts

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The Rolling Stones: the band have cut Brown Sugar from their US tour setlist. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty

The Rolling Stones have dropped the song Brown Sugar from the setlist of their current US tour in a decision that has been hailed as a victory, with p(...)

Forever rolling: Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards. Photograph: Cewzan Grayson/PA Wire
In a Word ... longevity

“Well, when you’re sitting there in your silk upholstered chair / Talkin’ to some rich folk that you know / Well, I hope you won’t see me in my ragged(...)

Charlie Watts: The postwar expansion of art schools in England was driven by a wild idea: give working- and lower-middle-class kids who can’t or won’t go to university an alternative place to be. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon

Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who died last week, went to art school. So did at least one member of almost every great English rock band o(...)

2018: Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Charles Watts: born June 2nd 1941; died August 24th 2021 Despite becoming one of the greats of rock’n’roll, the dapper and deadpan Charlie Watts, who(...)

Joe Duffy questions why no media organisations have taken legal action to stop far-right activists spreading dangerous and abusive misinformation online

More than any other Irish radio personality, Joe Duffy uses an array of voices to signal the tone of an item on Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays), the (...)

Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood pose for photos from their plane in Havana, Cuba on March 24th, 2016. File photograph: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa

Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have paid tribute to Charlie Watts following the drummer’s death at the age of 80. The qua(...)

Charlie Watts  on the opening night of the ‘No Filter’ tour at Croke Park in 2018. Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

The Rolling Stones were from the start a song of fire and ice. The brimstone came courtesy of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards – each, in their way, an (...)

The Hard Rock Hotel reception in Dublin

It is, of course, different strokes for different folks. There may well be people in this world who will linger over ephemera from the likes of Floggi(...)

The Rolling Stones perform during the One World: Together At Home broadcast. Photograph: Global Citizen’s One World: Together At Home/AFP via Getty Images

The One World: Together At Home event raised $127.9 million (about €118 million) for Covid-19 relief efforts, organisers have said. An array of stars(...)

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring their second goal during the  Premier League  match against  Burnley  at  Turf Moor. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

“The band,” Premier Sports had revealed last week, “is back together!” And there they were come Tuesday evening, on our telly screens all over again(...)

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