April 5, 2013 11:27

The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts: 'My wife got hit by a stale sandwich at Hyde Park'

Drummer also reveals that he nearly quit before the band's recent London O2 Arena shows

The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts: 'My wife got hit by a stale sandwich at Hyde Park'

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The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has revealed that his wife got hit by a "stale sandwich" last time the band played at London's Hyde Park in 1969.

Recalling memories from the band's now-legendary previous show there, he said: "My wife got hit with a stale sandwich. I remember her going mad with that. I don't blame her. She got hit on the back. She reckoned it was stale because it obviously hurt a lot."

The sticksman has also admitted that he considered quitting the band before they played their recent shows at London's O2 Arena in December. "I thought that before the O2, but it was actually very comfortable to do. It was good fun, is what I meant to say," he told The Guardian before adding: "You do now seriously have to look at your age, because if this goes on for another two years, I'll be 73. But I say that at the end of every tour. And then you have two weeks off and your wife says, "Aren't you going to work?"

His comments come just a day after Watts said he he doesn't want to play Glastonbury because he doesn't like festivals or playing outdoors. "I don't want to do it [Glastonbury]. Everyone else does. I don't like playing outdoors, and I certainly don't like festivals. The worse thing playing outdoors is when the wind blows, if you're a drummer, because the cymbals move…it really is hard to play then."

Tickets for their forthcoming show at Hyde Park on July 6, sold out within three minutes of going on sale this morning (April 5), despite ticket prices ranging from £95.00 to £299.

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