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Hard Rock and Metal Musicians React to the Death of Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts


Earlier today, it was reported that Charlie Watts, legendary drummer for the Rolling Stones, has passed away. No cause of death has been publicly disclosed.

Since then, tributes to the late bassist have begun to pour in from prominent members of the hard rock and metal community. MetalSucks has compiled some of those tributes below. We will continue to add more as they come in.

Share your own homage to Watts in the comments section. Please be respectful.

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Rob Zombie

Alex Skolnick (Testament)

Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)


Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, Hellyeah, etc.)

Def Leppard

Living Colour

Mikkey Dee (Motörhead)

Carmine Appice

Rex Brown (ex-Pantera, etc.)

Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down)

Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy, etc.)


David Coverdale (Whitesnake)


Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses)

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)

Jeremy Saffer (photographer)

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