Tabloid rumours denied

Rock icons The Rolling Stones have issued a furious denial after reports claimed that Charlie Watts was leaving the band.

The Rolling Stones are now an institution. Officially the world's most popular touring band, their enormous 2005 jaunt 'A Bigger Bang' spawned record breaking box office receipts and an award winning concert film.

Re-issuing their legendary album 'Exile On Main Street' the band delighted fans by including previously unreleased material.

Sweeping into the British charts at number one, The Rolling Stones seemed on top of the world. However reports in Australia suggested that drummer Charlie Watts was set to leave the group's touring line up.

Apparently believing he was too old, the drummer had offered to remain in the group as a studio only musician.

However in a new statement The Rolling Stones have rubbished these claims. "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," a spokesperson explained.

"Charlie is currently being interviewed by the media promoting their latest project - the release of the album 'Exile on Main Street' and the forthcoming film Stones In Exile, released on DVD next month.’’

In fact, one of the interviews Charlie Watts did by way of promoting 'Exile On Main Street' was with ClashMusic! Speaking about the making of the album, his love of jazz and much, much more.

Click HERE to read the entire interview!

Charlie Watts is now apparently "celebrating with the rest of the Stones… as the 'Exile' album is Number One in the UK charts".

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