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Charlie Watts still not quitting The Stones

By | Published on Tuesday 25 May 2010

The latest “Charlie Watts is quitting The Rolling Stones” rumours have been denied. These rumours come up so frequently now, the Stones’ people have a generic pre-prepared statement for this, which needs little editing as these claims always seem to originate in Australia, this time in The Herald Sun newspaper.

Recycling the same statement issued when Aussie music website Undercover reported the same story last year, a spokesperson for the band said: “Contrary to a fabricated and ill-informed report that appeared yesterday on a small music website in Australia, we would like to make it clear that drummer Charlie Watts has not left The Rolling Stones”.

They continued: “Charlie is currently being interviewed by the media promoting their latest project – the re-release of the album ‘Exile On Main Street’ and the forthcoming film ‘Stones In Exile’, released on DVD next month”.

‘Exile Of Main Street’, of course, is currently at number one in the UK albums chart.