Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts plays “air drums” during coronavirus rescue concert

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No battery? No problem.

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts did not let the lack of a drum kit keep him from joining his teammates in a live performance from their respective homes on Saturday.

The legendary rock group was among the artists participating in the event “One World: Together At Home” which raised funds for the coronavirus rescue efforts.

The Stones – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Watts – performed their 1969 song, “You can’t always get what you want. “

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The video clip shows an image divided into four, with Jagger in the upper left, Richards in the upper right, Wood in the lower left and a black box in the lower right – up to the part of the song where the drums are supposed to kick in.

Suddenly, Watts appears, carrying headphones and wands in his hands – playing with the song but without a drum in sight.

Someone, somewhere, seems to be providing percussion – but it’s not Watts. At least not live, anyway.

The performance also includes the background chorus sound familiar from the original recording – suggesting that the drums, too, were probably mixed with a past performance rather than another drummer playing out of range.

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Last month, the Stones postponed a planned U.S. tour due to the coronavirus outbreak. The group was scheduled to perform in 15 cities, starting in San Diego on May 8.

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 21, 2019 in Chicago.

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 21, 2019 in Chicago.

Other artists on Saturday’s online event include Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Paul McCartney.

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The event was hosted by late night hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

After the event, co-host Global Citizen said on Twitter that the show raised $ 127.9 million for the relief of COVID-19.

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