Rocker’s puzzling COVID concert blunder
Viewers of the One World: Together At Home concert were in hysterics as Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts appeared to perform without a drum kit.
The Rolling Stones were one of the superstar bands to perform during the special two-hour event which aired around the world today.
Organised by Lady Gaga and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, the star-studded concert was designed to raise coronavirus awareness and to celebrate frontline workers.
Some of the performers included Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, John Legend, Chris Martin, Stevie Wonder, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys and our very own Delta Goodrem.
But it was The Rolling Stones who stole the show with their performance of You Can't Always Get What You Want.
Each of the band members performed from their own homes, but fans couldn't help but notice that drummer Charlie Watts appeared to be missing a drum kit.
Instead, Watts banged on his couch and a milk crate with many dubbing his technique as "air drumming".
Here's some of the best reactions from viewers around the world.
Does the drummer for The Rolling Stones not own a drum set? Asking for an entire country. #GlobalCitizenConcert— Steffers (@captainsteffers) April 19, 2020
the drummer of the rolling stones pretending to play drums on national television gave me all the serotonin i need to make it out of quarantine— kae (@adoredcherie) April 19, 2020
And Global Citizen "Performance of the Night" award goes to the Rolling Stones #CharlieWatts for the best air drums I have ever seen.— Robert Gamble (@LotSixteen) April 19, 2020
Watching Charlie Watts with The Rolling Stones play the drums without drums was greatness...you don’t always get what you want and sometimes you don’t get the drums you need... https://t.co/DWOSUsqgW2— John Taylor (@johnbt1) April 19, 2020
So many questions:— Shailin Thomas (@shailinthomas) April 19, 2020
1. Does the drummer for The Rolling Stones not own a drum set?
2. Was his solution really to play air drums on national television?
3. What is Keith Richards wearing? #GlobalCitizen pic.twitter.com/2lCQwD3VPI
Watching the global citizen coronavirus concert. My mom and I are both insanely obsessed with the drummer from Rolling Stones living his best life playing the air drums on zoom pic.twitter.com/NsfDdhBbIc— Jess ✨ (@JessiSadlowski) April 19, 2020
Lmao the drummer from the Rolling Stones not actually using drums but looking like he’s having the time of his life is really sending me 😂😂😂😂— Justin Noel (@JustinNoelG) April 19, 2020
Do we need to go fund me to get The Rolling Stones some drums in their houses? #TogetherAtHome— Molly Moore (@MollyMMooreSWCS) April 19, 2020
The air drums on The Rolling Stones performance were everything I didn’t know I needed to see 😂👏👏💙— Megan Petersen (@MeganPetersen_) April 19, 2020
Watching this Global Citizen special and saw that Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones was just playing the sofa and a milk crate as drums!! 🤔— Martin J Sustaita Jr (@MartinJS77) April 19, 2020
The Rolling Stones doing a 4-way remote song, went as expected:— Ⓢⓞ Ⓕⓡⓔⓔ ⓂⒺ (@So_FreeME) April 19, 2020
Mick did well & most of the work.
Ronnie provided good support.
Charlie was playing air drums.
Keith didn’t know they had started.
Okay so The Rolling Stones drummer pretending to play the drums on random objects in his house is by far my favorite part of this whole thing #GlobalCitizen he needs to be protected at all costs!— j✨ (@dj_jazzyjaz11) April 19, 2020
the Rolling Stones drummer playing air drums on live TV is BDE— Shailin Thomas (@shailinthomas) April 19, 2020
Originally published as Rocker's puzzling COVID concert blunder