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The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman reunite after 20 years

Agencies   October 19, 2012
First Published: 16:38 IST(19/10/2012) | Last Updated: 16:52 IST(19/10/2012)

The Rolling Stones finally reunited with their ex-bass player Bill Wyman for the first time in 20 years. The rock legends embraced at the premiere of a film celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary, reports The Sun.

Bill Wyman had split from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood in 1990. And after that, it was on October 18 2012 that the band came together.

It is reported that Bill Wyman will not be joining the band for O2 gigs which is likely to happen next month.

Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary tour dates announced
The Rolling Stones have officially announced dates for their highly anticipated 50th anniversary tour.

The rock icons will perform their ‘50 and Counting…The Rolling Stones Live’ tour November 25 and 29 at London’s O2 Arena and December 13 and 15 at Newark’s Prudential Center, the New York Post reported.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood revealed their return to live work via video message on YouTube.

The Stones haven’t performed in public since their ‘Bigger Bang’ tour ended in August 2007.

According to a statement released, the band will treat their generations of fans in a “must-see, heart-pumping celebration of era-defining tracks” such as Gimme Shelter, Paint It Black, Jumping Jack Flash, Tumbling Dice, “’It’s Only Rock and Roll’ and more.



Jagger said in a statement, “Everybody loves a celebration, and London and New York are two good places to do it in!”

Richards added, “Sorry to keep you all hanging around but the waiting is over. I’ve always said the best place for rock and roll is on the stage and the same is true for the Stones. I’m here with Mick, Charlie and Ronnie and everything is rocking. See you very soon!”

Their 50th anniversary performances will feature all-new, custom-built set design, with a stage based on the band’s celebrated tongue and lips logo.



About the band
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The earliest settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums).

Since Wyman's retirement in 1993, the band's full members have been Jagger, Richards, Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood. Darryl Jones (bassist) and Chuck Leavell (keyboardist) are regular contributors but not full band members.

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