Re-start me up

Music Mar 12, 2003

Re-start me up

by Irma Nunez

When a band has entered its fifth decade and its name is virtually synonymous with rock 'n' roll, it needs no introduction. The Rolling Stones are the Stones. And "Forty Licks," released this year to mark the band's 40th anniversary, is simply a collection ...

Charlie Watts: The beat goes (40 years) on

Music Mar 12, 2003

Charlie Watts: The beat goes (40 years) on

by Harry De Jong

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, 61, has sunk into a deep leather chair in a huge hotel room in Toronto. In the corner hundreds of jazz CDs cover the walls. The table is strewn with old snapshots. Watts coughs and straightens his brown jacket. The ...