Bill Wyman

13th June 1969:  20-year-old Mick Taylor, former lead guitarist of the John Mayall rhythm and blues group replaces Brian Jones as the new member of the Rolling Stones. The group pose in Hyde Park, London - (from left to right) Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman.  (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)

Happy Birthday, Bill Wyman!

Rolling Stones bassist for 30+ years, William George Perks aka Bill Wyman turns 77 today (Thursday, October 24th)! Wyman created his own instrument of the very first fretless electric bass in 1961 with southern London […]

10/24/2013

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Rolling Stones To Play Glastonbury – Not A Rumor!

British mega-festival Glastonbury has just announced it’s official lineup and, as rumored, The Rolling Stones are one of the headliners. The festival takes place June 28, 29 and 30 in the south of England, and […]

03/27/2013

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Got Live If You Want It!: Five Great Live Rolling Stones Albums

Rolling Stones fans across the country are hoping that the band’s “50 And Counting” tour will extend to more dates in 2013. But as of now, their U.S. dates are limited to this past Saturday’s concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and this week’s shows at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. So if you can’t make it to the New York area for the shows (or you can’t afford the ticket prices, which are now well into the thousands of dollars), here are a few live Stones albums you can rock for a lot less money.

12/10/2012

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Rolling Stones Joined By Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor and Florence Welch For 2nd O2 Show

Last night, their guests were Eric Clapton (for a cover of Muddy Waters’ “Champagne And Reefer”) and Florence Welch, of the British band Florence & The Machine, for “Gimme Shelter.”

11/30/2012

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Hendrix At 70: “‘Are You Experienced?’ Just Blew Me Away” – Peter Frampton

“Hendrix playing wasn’t ugly, but it was more ballsy. A little out-of-tune, but it was full of passion. I think it’s his passion that I love most of all. I’ve got everything that he’s done. ‘Are You Experienced?’ just blew me away.”

11/26/2012

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The Rolling Stones Rock The O2 Dome with Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman, Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck

Last night (November 25), The Rolling Stones played their first arena concert in six years at England’s O2 Arena. The band played a two-hour-plus set, spanning their 50 year career.

11/26/2012

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‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Director Brett Morgen On Brian Jones, Getting The Keys To The Vault

After months of anticipation, on November 15 HBO premiered “Crossfire Hurricane,” the much-talked about documentary about The Rolling Stones. CBS Local spoke to the film’s director, Brett Morgen, about the access he got to all of the living Rolling Stones — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood, as well as former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor — and the perks to getting access to their vaults.

11/16/2012

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The Rolling Stones’ “GRRR!” Tracklist: 20 Songs They Missed

In stores this week is GRRR!, a career-spanning greatest hits set by The Rolling Stones. There are several versions of the collection available, including the 80-track “Super Deluxe” version. But with 50 years under their collective belt, even 80 songs doesn’t seem enough. Here, we suggest a couple of other great Stones songs that could make it an even 100 (and there’d still be songs missing).

11/15/2012

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Five Setlist Requests For The Rolling Stones

At their two Paris gigs, the Stones stuck with some of the classics: “It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It),” “Miss You,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Start Me Up,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Brown Sugar” all made both shows, as did their new song “Doom and Gloom.” Last night’s gig added some other deep cuts, including “All Down The Line” from 1972’s Exile On Main Street, and “You Got Me Rockin'” from 1994’s Voodoo Lounge. But we have some requests for the band when they hit the arenas.

10/30/2012

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5 Important Points From Rolling Stone’s Interview With The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a photo book, HBO documentary and what everyone was hoping for; reunion shows. The band recently spoke with Rolling Stone magazine about the anniversary and upcoming shows for a feature that will be published in the November 8th issue. Before you get your hands on it and sit down for a lengthy read, here are five points you need to know about.

10/25/2012

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