Why The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts Mattered: Podcast Tribute

Charlie Watts, who died August 24th at age 80, combined the tastefulness of a jazz accompanist with an unearthly present for groove and funk, driving the Rolling Stones for 6 decades straight, finding stadium-sized audiences all all around the entire world out of their seats.

In the new episode of our Rolling Stone Songs Now podcast, we dig deep into what made the late Stones drummer terrific, from his jazz roots to his disco-infused evolution. Hank Shteamer and Rob Sheffield be a part of host Brian Hiatt for the dialogue, and the episode also includes tributes to Watts from the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney (interviewed by David Browne) and the E Road band’s Max Weinberg.

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