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Bill Wyman Auctions “Steel Wheels” Bass Rig For Charity
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Bill Wyman Auctions “Steel Wheels” Bass Rig For Charity

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has donated his enormous bass rig used for the Steel Wheels tour for auction. The system will be auctioned on September 9th as part of a collaboration between MusiCares and Julien’s Auctions.

New Bill Wyman Documentary Now Streaming
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New Bill Wyman Documentary Now Streaming

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman was always a little different from his bandmates. Now you’ll get to see his side of the story in a film called “The Quiet One,” which Wyman’s personal archive to detail his life.

“On Air” Compiles Early Rolling Stones Recordings
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“On Air” Compiles Early Rolling Stones Recordings

Listen up, Rolling Stones fans: the legendary rock band has put out a new compilation album called On Air. The 18-song collection brings together live and studio performances from various BBC shows between 1963 and 1965, during which time Bill Wyman was starting to produce some of his most iconic bass lines. Tracks include takes of their classics “Come On”...

Bill Wyman Chronicles The Rhythm Kings With New Box Set
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Bill Wyman Chronicles The Rhythm Kings With New Box Set

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has released a new box set chronicling the live performances of his band The Rhythm Kings. The Kings Of Rhythm Volume 4: Race With The Devil contains three DVDs and a CD of the 10-piece blues and soul band with Wyman at the helm. “The band has a core rhythm section but features a...

Bill Wyman Diagnosed with Cancer
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Bill Wyman Diagnosed with Cancer

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has revealed he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Wyman reported the news on his website, saying the disease was caught early. “Bill has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages,” the statement read. Wyman left the...

The Stones’ “Satisfaction” Single Reissued on Limited Edition Vinyl
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The Stones’ “Satisfaction” Single Reissued on Limited Edition Vinyl

If you’re a rock fan, there is no doubt that The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” is one of the greatest singles of all time. It remains a defining song for the still-touring Stones and generations of music lovers. Now, the single is available in a limited, numbered vinyl 12-inch edition to celebrate the 1965 single’s 50th birthday....

Bill Wyman Releases First Solo Album in Three Decades
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Bill Wyman Releases First Solo Album in Three Decades

It’s been a while since former bassist for The Rolling Stones released a solo album. About 33 years, really. The album, which features a stripped-down sound and nods to influences like Leonard Cohen and JJ Cale, came about after Bill Wyman realized he had a cache of unreleased songs, three of which he decided to rework. He then added those...

1971 Marquee Club Show Latest Rolling Stones’ “From the Vault” DVD Release
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1971 Marquee Club Show Latest Rolling Stones’ “From the Vault” DVD Release

The “From the Vault” series, issuing previously unreleased live performances from The Rolling Stones, continues chugging along with The Marquee Club — Live in 1971. The legendary rock band played the show — recorded for American television —at the now-defunct Marquee Club on March 26, 1971, just about a month before the release of the Sticky Fingers album. Just check...

The Stones Give “Sticky Fingers” Extensive Reissue
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The Stones Give “Sticky Fingers” Extensive Reissue

The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers is an iconic album, from its Andy Warhol-designed cover featuring a fly that really zipped open, to its songs, like “Brown Sugar,” “Wild Horses,” “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking,” and “Bitch.” Now, the 1971 record has been reissued in all its glory, to coincide with the Stones’ North American “Zip Code” Tour, in a vinyl...

1975 LA Forum Show Second in “From The Vault” Releases from The Rolling Stones
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1975 LA Forum Show Second in “From The Vault” Releases from The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have issued the second DVD in the band’s From The Vault vintage live performance series. This time out, the Stones take viewers back to a July 12, 1975 concert at the L.A. Forum. The show, which lasted more than 2.5 hours, featured what for many is the classic band lineup — then-new guitarist Ron Wood, guitarist Keith...

The Rolling Stones Open the Vault to Release 1981 Hampton Show
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The Rolling Stones Open the Vault to Release 1981 Hampton Show

The Rolling Stones’ Tattoo You era is on full display with a new set of DVD, Blu-ray, CD and vinyl releases. All are part of the Stones’ From the Vault series, and the first release is . This December 1981 show, held on Keith Richards’ birthday, was one of the final shows in a U.S. fall/winter tour supporting Tattoo You....

Bass Players to Know: Bill Wyman
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Bass Players to Know: Bill Wyman

While the quote “It’s Only Rock and Roll But I Like It” has become a bit trite, there’s no denying the fact that it’s true. It requires a certain amount of raw talent, part-driven playing, and soulful swagger to play in one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. As an integral member of the Rolling Stones...