The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts: ‘I Quit At The End Of Every Tour… I’m Sick Of Playing Brown Sugar’

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The veteran rockers may have just opened an exhibition to celebrate their decades in the music industry.

But The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has admitted he’s wanted to break up the band at the end of every tour.

The 74-year-old told the BBC in an interview ahead of the group’s EXHIBITIONISM show: “I used to quit at the end of every tour.”

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When asked why, Watts, above with his bandmates, replied: “Oh, playing Brown Sugar for the fiftieth time… .”

And when told by a BBC interviewer: “Most people your age are retired,” Watts responded: “That’s would you’d think, until I’m carrying the bloody suitcases on tour again.”

His bandmate Keith Richards also admitted he was tired, saying he felt like “crashing out” and taking a kip when he saw recreations of the Stones’ early days at last night’s EXHIBITIONISM opening, which displays memorabilia from the group’s 55-year history.

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But the 72-year-old, above with Watts in their heyday, added the Stones plan to keep on rolling, telling Bang Showbiz: “This band has a bit more juice in it. I ain’t looking to kick the bucket just yet.”

Mick Jagger, 72, said: “Just before Christmas we started the new album. We’re still on a roll.”

And Ronnie Wood, 68, said he was up for a show in oppressive North Korea.

The EXHIBIONISM show features never-before-seen artefacts including Richards’ personal diary and a recreation of the band’s first flat in the Sixties, which he calls a “pigsty”.

There is a tribute to Jagger’s former girlfriend L’Wren Scott, who committed suicide in 2014 aged 49.

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