Mick Jagger spoke out about his beloved bandmate and pal Charlie Watts.

On Wednesday, Howard Stern famous how the Rolling Stones have kicked off their North American tour with a tribute to the late drummer throughout an interview with the entrance man. Watts handed away in August at age 80.

The shock jock described how the footage options Watts sustaining a gentle beat.

“Charlie was the heartbeat for the band, and also a very steady personality,” Jagger responded, as quoted by Central Recorder on Thursday. “He was not to be perturbed. He was a very reliable person, wasn’t a diva – that’s the last thing you want in a drummer.”


Jagger additionally praised Watts’ dry humorousness, in addition to their relationship exterior of the band.

Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts onstage for the movie 'Let's Spend the Night Together' in 1981.

Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts onstage for the film ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’ in 1981.
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“I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humor and we also were, outside of the band, we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times,” the 78-year-old defined. “We liked sports, we’d go to football, we’d go to cricket games, and we had other interests apart from music.”

Jagger additionally shared how Watts has remained a outstanding presence throughout the tour.

“Every time we get together now and rehearse, we say, ‘Oh, Charlie would say this, then he would do that,’” he defined.

The star additionally revealed that Watts, who was compelled to drop out the band’s upcoming tour earlier than his demise as a consequence of an undefined well being challenge, insisted that the group stored going with out him.

“We did so many shows with him and so many tours and so many recording sessions, it’s strange being without him,” Jagger admitted. “And he said, when he was sick, he said, ‘You’ve gotta just carry on and do this tour. Don’t stop because of me.’ So we did.”

Charlie Watts, of the Rolling Stones, performs during a concert of the group's No Filter Europe Tour at U Arena in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, Oct. 22, 2017. 

Charlie Watts, of the Rolling Stones, performs throughout a live performance of the group’s No Filter Europe Tour at U Arena in Nanterre, exterior Paris, France, Oct. 22, 2017. 
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Watts was an acclaimed jazz bandleader when he was stricken with throat most cancers in 2004. He acquired in depth therapy and made a full restoration. His return to well being allowed him to renew touring with each the Stones and his jazz band.

Watts is survived by his spouse Shirley, sister Linda, daughter Seraphina and granddaughter Charlotte.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.