Band snub sporting ceremony with revealing they just 'didn't want to do it'
michael baggs
12:14 18th March 2012

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has revealed that it is highly unlikely the band will perform at this year's London Olympics.

The band recently postponed their 50th anniversary tour until 2013, with Keith Richards revealing that the band 'were not ready' for another world tour. Now hopes of an Olympics show seem equally unlikely.

"I don't think we'll do the Olympics opening ceremony. I didn't want to do it for a start," said Watts in a recent interview. "I'd love to have done the Queen's Diamond Jubilee because that's a great thing, I think, but I don't think we'd have the time to do it."

He also added that the Rolling Stones would not be the only artist to snub the ceremony, adding: "It'll be a night of the Sirs, won't it, with Paul McCartney and Elton John."

Hopes are high for the eventual Rolling Stones reunion, with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards having recently called a truce on their long running feud.