The Rolling Stones are gearing up for a 50th anniversary celebration, and with it comes news of the band entering the studio for another album. A 50th anniversary event is rumored to be in the works for 2013, 50 years after Charlie Watts joined the group, which happened in January, 1963.
Bill Wyman, the bassist who joined the group in a month before Watts, is said to be returning for the album and event. Wyman left the Stones in 1992, later forming his own band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.
Reports indicate the band has had some difficulty in their planning for the event. Watts and Wyman are both against touring — rumors are that Wyman won’t get on a plane — and Watts decided he was done with touring following the band’s “A Bigger Bang” tour. At this point, it looks like the group will do a number of “one-off” stops.
Wyman, now 75, is the oldest member of the group.