Monday, December 5, 2011

Rolling Stones drummer talks about heroin use

The Rolling Stones are doing some promotion for their “Some Girls” projects.

The Stones just released a reissue of the 1978 album, complete with a bonus disc containing 12 tracks from the original sessions; and, "Some Girls Live in Texas 1978" on DVD and Blu-ray.

While there are certainly more well-publicized drug issues in the Stones’ family, drummer Charlie Watts spoke with BBC 6 about his challenges during the making of “Some Girls.”

"I was lucky that I never got that hooked on it, but I went through a period of taking heroin,” said Watts. “I used to get off it whenever I went home. The thing with my marriage still had to go a bit wobbly and my wife noticed I wasn’t the same.”

Charlie recalled one particular incident from the 1978 sessions.

"I fell asleep on the floor during [the recording of] Some Girls and Keith woke me up and said, 'You should do this when you’re older'. Keith telling me this! But it stuck and I just stopped...along with everything else."

The Stones are rumored to be in discussions about the band’s 50th Anniversary next year, including talks about a possible tour.

The The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden
“Some Girls Live in Texas 1978” DVD

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