Rolling Stones on Hiatus; Jagger Working on Film Script

"I'm a great believer in not doing it for a while," says Stones drummer Charlie Watts

Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger during 'Enigma' Premiere at Beekman Theatre in New York City on April 11th, 2002.
June 8, 2000 11:20 AM ET

I'm a great believer in not doing it for a while," says Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who hasn't seen much of his band mates since they came off tour last summer. Now that Watts has released his latest project — a world-beat album with fellow drummer Jim Keltner — he plans to spend the summer lazing around his wife's horse farm. So what have his fellow Stones been doing with their downtime?

Mick Jagger is working with Martin Scorsese and Rolling Stone's Rich Cohen on a film script, The Long Play, about a fictional rock star. The nonfictional star is also producing two other movies, the thriller Enigma and a comedy, Swap. Keith Richards dropped by the studio to record on blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin's new album of Muddy Waters tunes. Watts says he's not sure when the Stones will regroup, but he's not committing to anything else in the meantime. "I don't want to play in another band," he says. "I already play in the best one."

This is a story from the June 8, 2000 issue of Rolling Stone.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

More Song Stories entries »