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Inside Rolling Stone Charlie Watts' will as he leaves £30million fortune to family
The Rolling Stones drummer and music icon Charlie Watts left a staggering £30million fortune in his will, according to new UK Probate papers.His huge fortune followed a stellar career in the music industry, which saw him become one part of one of music's biggest rock groups of all time - as well as inspiring generations of drummers.However, Charlie Watts sadly died in hospital on August 24, 2021 at the age of 80 years old.A 14-page document has since revealed who he left his fortune to following his death, including his vast collection of beloved cars - some of which were reported to have never been driven.Charlie Watts was one of rock music's biggest icons and most influential drummers.After playing the band Blues Incorporated, he met future friends and Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones while playing in London's Rhythm and Blues clubs.Later forming The Rolling Stones in 1963, the group have since sold over 200 million records and were inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame in 1989.It is no surprise then that from his work with the group, Charlie Watts had an eye-watering fortune of over £30m at the time of his death.Last year, Charlie Watts was forced to pull out of the Rolling Stones' No Filter tour in America, to undergo surgery on his heart.However shortly after the operation, it was announced that Charlie had died at the age of 80 years old, on August 24, 2021.Announcing the news of his death, a spokesperson said at the time: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts."He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family."Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The
The Rolling Stones recruit Sam Fender, Phoebe Bridgers, The War On Drugs and more for BST shows
The Rolling Stones have confirmed that Sam Fender, Phoebe Bridgers, The War On Drugs and Courtney Barnett will support the band at their BST Hyde Park shows.The band will be performing two concerts in London in the summer as part of their 60th anniversary tour.The Stones have announced The War On Drugs and Bridgers will support them on June 25, while Fender and Barnett will appear on July 3.Following on from their acclaimed USA ‘No Filter’ tour, their latest jaunt will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood make their long-awaited return to the UK, also performing at the home of Liverpool FC – Anfield, for the Stones’ first in Liverpool show for over 50 years.Echo And The Bunnymen will provide support for that concert. The band will be joined by drummer Steve Jordan at all shows, following the sad death of Charlie Watts last year.“Two dreams in one – there’s nothing like The Rolling Stones, and there’s nowhere like Anfield,” Ian McCulloch from Echo And The Bunnymen recently said in a statement.“I can’t explain how unbelievably happy and proud I am that my band Echo And The Bunnymen are going to be opening up for The Rolling Stones, THE Greatest Rock & Roll band in the history of time, at Anfield, the Shrine of Life and football…“The Rolling Stones!!! And at Anfield!!! I feel honoured and blessed… Thank you God.”The Stones have a colourful history of performing at London’s Hyde Park.