The Rolling Stones are portray it black for Charlie.
The long-lasting British rock band will change their notorious lips-and-tongue emblem from crimson to black to memorialize late drummer Charlie Watts.
They are going to pay tribute to Watts with their new emblem design once they return to touring subsequent week, according to the Sun, and the symbol might be used on merchandise and tour visuals.
Band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wooden additionally agreed to point out an archival montage of Watts throughout their exhibits.
“They don’t need it to be a live performance that may be a downer as a result of they know followers have paid good cash to see them,” a supply informed the Solar.
“However it feels solely proper that they referenced Charlie’s passing as a result of he was such an important a part of the band and it is going to be unusual for all of them to not have him there,” the insider mentioned. “They suppose the plans make for a becoming tribute.”
Watts died Aug. 24 at 80. The band might be resuming their No Filter tour Sept. 26 in St. Louis. Watts was put to relaxation early final week in a non-public funeral within the UK, however his bandmates were unable to make the trip due to COVID restrictions. Jagger, 78, Richards, 77, and Wooden, 74, have been in Boston rehearsing and couldn’t fly dwelling to England.
On the time of Watts’ demise, the band, in addition to pals and followers, paid tribute to the musician. “It’s with immense unhappiness that we announce the demise of our beloved Charlie Watts,” the trio’s assertion learn. “He handed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier at the moment surrounded by his household.
“Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and likewise a member of the Rolling Stones one of many best drummers of his technology. We kindly request that the privateness of his household, band members and shut pals is revered at this troublesome time,” their observe continued.
Elton John wrote on the time: “A really unhappy day. Charlie Watts was the last word drummer. Probably the most trendy of males, and such good firm. My deepest condolences to Shirley, Seraphina and Charlotte. And naturally, The Rolling Stones.”
“Charlie Watts was essentially the most elegant and dignified drummer in rock and roll. He performed precisely what was wanted — no extra — no much less. He’s one in every of a sort,” Joan Jett tweeted.