Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein gave Charlie Watts a shout-out, while Wilco’s Glenn Kotche displayed the words “Charlie is my Darling” (the title of a 1966 Stones tour documentary) on the head of his bass drum.
Watts’ relentlessly unembellished drive on dozens of classic songs, from “Satisfaction” and “Shattered” to “Connection,” is what makes them so danceable.
Well, maybe this isn’t the last time. Maybe this isn’t the last tour. Maybe they’ll be around for a few more years at least. And why the hell not? The Stones have still got it, and they’re almost worth the money.