Ronnie Wood Addresses The New Rolling Stones Album Featuring Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones are making their biggest comeback with their forthcoming album in 2023. It has been long-awaited by the band members and their fans, and it will be the first without founding member and drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in 2021. However, Ronnie Wood recently disclosed to the Sun that the album will include tracks featuring Watts’ drumming to honor their dear friend.

“We are recording the new album now, and we are going to LA in a few weeks to carry it on and finish it off,” said Wood, and revealed details about the album’s making process. The new album will be the first original material they have released after 18 years since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang,’ so it is a big deal for them as a band.

He continued by sharing that they have used Watt’s drumming recordings on some tracks while noting that several will also feature his replacement, Steve Jordan. Wood said, “Charlie is on some of the tracks, and drummer Steve Jordan.”

Charlie Watts had been a part of the Rolling Stones since their formation in the early ’60s. After his passing, the Stones members decided to hire touring drummer Steve Jordan, whose work will also be featured in the new album. The remaining members have expressed sadness and grief after losing their long-time friend through their social media accounts and during interviews.

In particular, the Stones singer Mick Jagger paid tribute to Charlie Watts on the first anniversary of the drummer’s death. Jagger shared a montage of images of Watts from over the years alongside the Stones’ ‘Till The Next Goodbye’ where the singer also included a few words to commemorate his beloved friend.