According to the British newspaper The Sun, the original Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman who decided to retire from the band back in 1993, will be part of their upcoming album. Their sources said that the record will be a tribute to the late drummer Charlie Watts, who died in 2021 at the age of 80, and that Wyman played in one of the tracks.
The information still wasn’t officially confirmed by the band but a few months ago the members confirmed that The Beatle Paul McCartney also played on the record. The name or release date of the upcoming album still wasn’t revealed.
Bill Wyman can be part of the new Rolling Stones album
The confidential The Sun source said about Bill Wyman playing on the band’s upcoming album: “Bill hasn’t seen the band together for years, but always loved Charlie. This record’s really a tribute to Charlie, so he couldn’t say no.”
The last time Wyman performed with the band was on their 50th anniversary concert in London back in 2012. At the time he said that he wasn’t really happy with the “small reunion”, because he was invited to play only two songs and not the whole concert with the band.
The last time that Wyman worked with the band in the studio was on the 1989 album “Steel Wheels”. That record had tracks like “Mixed Emotions”, “Rock and a Hard Place” and “Slipping Away”.
The Rolling Stones are currently formed by Mick Jagger (Vocals), Keith Richards (Guitar) and Ronnie Wood (Guitar). The band’s touring musicians are: Chuck Leavell (Keyboards), Bernard Fowler (Backing vocals and percussion), Matt Clifford (Keyboards, french horn), Darryl Jones (Bass), Tim Ries (Saxophone, Keyboards), Karl Denson (Saxophone), Sasha Allen (Backing vocals) and Steve Jordan (Drums).
With more than 60 years on the road, the band is one of the best-selling of all time. They have sold an estimated amount of more than 200 million records worldwide.