George Jones – a tribute

George Jones – the legendary country music singer – passed away last Friday. He was 81, and will be greatly missed by Bill. Bill says that George Jones was the greatest country singer of all time, and his passing a time of great sorrow.

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Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings UK Tour 2013 – venues, dates and tickets

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings are to tour the UK in 2013 – playing 26 gigs across the country in October and November – along with special guest star Maria Muldaur.

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Bill Wyman’s Scrapbook – Legacy Edition – now on sale

Updated: We have been overwhelmed with the response to the forthcoming release of Bill Wyman’s Scrapbook – we have sold over 1,000 pre-orders before the book is even released!

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Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings to play Glastonbury Festival

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings are set to play Glastonbury on June 28 as part of a summer of Rhythm Kings UK gigs including Blues On The Farm in June and the Colne R&B Festival in August.

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Bill Wyman on BBC Breakfast

Bill is to appear on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday, March 27 on UK TV, discussing his Bill Wyman Scrapbook – Legacy Edition that reveals an exclusive, intimate portrait of the career and history of Bill including his time with the Rolling Stones…

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Bill Wyman – Reworked photo exhibition launch party

Bill Wyman attended the opening of his Bill Wyman – Reworked exhibition at the Rook & Raven gallery on February 26, joined by friends and celebrities to explore his photography and reworked images.

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Bill Wyman – Reworked photo exhibition

Bill Wyman is to exhibit his photographic collection in London – alongside original artwork that are reworkings of his original photography. Artists include Gerald Scarfe, Penny, Dale Marshall, James Mylne and Pam Glew.

The exhibition – called ‘Bill Wyman – Reworked’ – will be hosted at the Rook & Raven Gallery in London, with the exhibition running from February 27 through to March 31.

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Bill signs limited edition prints

In preparation for the up-coming Bill Wyman – Reworked exhibition, Bill popped by Metro Imaging to sign the limited edition prints. Bill was signing the limited edition prints for the Bill Wyman – Reworked photographic exhibition being held at Rook & Raven in London from February 27 through to the end of March.

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Bill Wyman and Rolling Stones reunite for 50th Anniversary

Bill Wyman is to perform with the Rolling Stones as a special guest for the Rolling Stones concerts at the O2 Arena in London on November 25 and November 29, along with Mick Taylor – the first time the Stones are performing together in 20 years.

The reunion concerts – part of the Rolling Stones ’50 And Counting’ tours – will mark 20 years since Bill performed with the band. Bill left in December 1992, concentrating on his work with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and countless projects across music,photographywriting and archaeology. Bill was with the Stones for 31 years. Read more

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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