THE Rolling Stones plan to pay emotional tribute to their drummer Charlie Watts after he passed away at the age of 80.
Watts, who has been with the band since the early 1960s heyday, pulled out of their US tour just weeks ago following an unspecified medical procedure.
The “modest and shy” Watts has been described as the heart of the band with Keith Richards once saying: “No Charlie? No Stones.”
But the band has decided the show must go on and plan to resume their US tour with a concert in St Louis, Missouri on 26 September.
An insider said Charlie had already given his “blessing” for the tour to go ahead without him and he would have hated the thought of them cancelling shows because of him.
Read our Charlie Watts blog below for the latest updates on his death