By: Peter Hodgson
Legendary drummer Charlie Watts says The Rolling Stones will consider hitting the road again for another world tour eventually – when they get bored enough.
On the eve of the release of the release of Ladies & Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones on DVD and Blu-ray, Watts told Billboard the band has entertained tentative thoughts about its next tour for quite a while. “Well, it’s always been ‘next year’ – it’s been like that for two years,” Watts said. “We’ll go on the road when Keith’s bored, when his book’s out of the way and he’s bored, and Ronnie [Wood’s] bored. At the moment, they’re both not bored. Bored enough, I mean. So I think that will happen. How long and how we do it will be another thing. It takes a lot of thought, an awful lot, and it usually takes a lot of time.”
Watts said he hadn't read what Keith had to say about him in his upcoming tell-all autobiography. “No. I hope he’s said nice things about everyone, but it’s his take on it,” Watts said. “It’s not meant for me, it’s meant for other people to read it. I know Keith, I love him, and he’s whatever he is to me. But I hope it’s all right for him – it sells and all that. He’s been writing this thing since the middle of the last tour.”
As previously reported, Richards’ book, Life, is due out on October 26.