Bill Wyman in Rolling Stones HBO programme

The Rolling Stones will be the subject of an exhaustive new documentary that is slated to air on HBO in the US in the autumn. The self-proclaimed “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World” gave their full cooperation to the film according to Ultimate Classic Rock, whose air date has not been announced.

“This is all done as part of the band’s 50th anniversary,” Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, says in a statement. “This documentary has the full involvement of the four current band members – Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron – as well as the former band members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. We’ll follow the band from their early club days through their arrival as the greatest band in the world.”

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Rolling Stones film set for release

A new film chronicling the rise of the Rolling Stones from teenagers to rock stars is set to hit the cinema in October, including a commentary from Bill. Called Crossfire Hurricane – a lyric taken from the song Jumpin’ Jack Flash – will be released in British cinemas, and includes documentary footage of the early years of the Stones, including their first tours.

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Bill Wyman Radio 6 interview

Bill Wyman was recently interviewed by BBC Radio 6’s Liz Kershaw on the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary. Bill chats about the early days with the band – and you can listen to the interview in full right here.

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Jimmy White Testimonial

Bill Wyman was joined by Mick Hucknall and Ronnie Wood – as well as a host of snooker legends – to perform at the Jimmy White Testimonial on June 2, 2102, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.

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Best of.. Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings album released

Best-of-albumBill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings have released a new 21-track album, including Green River and Tell You A Secret. The Best of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings – the 21 track compilation CD album is on sale now – and is a must for both fans and collectors alike. Remastered by the famed Jon Astley, it boasts suberb sound, and includes a 24-page CD booklet featuring an exclusive interview with Bill Wyman, full track details, complete with authoritative and extensive liner notes by the respected author and rock journalist Chris Welch.

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