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Sympathy for the Drummer

The book tries to clarify the ineffable: what is the essence of Charlie Watts?

by John Colpitts
Oct 29, 2019

What's Your Favorite Charlie Watts Performance?

When we first took to social media to ask which performances you’d recommend from the seminal Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts.

Modern Drummer
Feb 27, 2019

Michael Carabello - Return To The Jungle

Percussionist Michael Carabello, an original member of the Santana band, has always played with raw power, poetry, and the confidence and simplicity of an old master. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year…

by Connie Fisher
Jun 11, 2018

"Start Me Up"

While styles come and go, the Stones’ success seems to be based in their unwavering dedication to their trademark: basic and unpretentious rock ‘n’ roll. “Start Me Up” is the latest in the long line of Rolling Stones’ hits, and…

by James Morton
Nov 13, 2017

A Conversation With Charlie Watts

SF: How much did the Chess blues records influence you when you were growing up? CW: I never heard them until I met Keith and Mick. My whole block used to listen to Savoy jazz records as kids. I never…

by Scott K. Fish & Max Weinberg
Oct 4, 2017