Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings tour interviews

Bill Wyman gave a series of interviews to selected media as part of the Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings UK Tour 2013 – and you can read exclusive extracts of Bill discussing the Rhythm Kings, music, photography and art.

Bill has been busy promoting the UK tour to numerous magazines, newspapers and radio stations – bringing stories of his career, love of music, and even metal detecting to fans. We’ve collected together several of Bill’s latest interviews below for your reading pleasure.

Rolling Stone Bill Wyman on archaeology, photography and art – oh, and music! (Compasss Magazine)

These days, the legendary bass guitarist Bill Wyman is more coins and cameras than stadiums and Stones, but be under no illusion that he’s considering slowing down, for there’s still plenty of life in this extraordinarily talented man yet, as Alice Cooke finds out.

Where to start when interviewing a Rolling Stone? The man’s an icon, an enigma, a tour de force – the stories he could tell, the things that he’s seen, the people he’s met and the fun that he’s had. But I’m also well aware that having been famous for about half a century, Bill Wyman must have been interviewed hundreds, maybe even thousands of times – and it’s important not to bore the poor man with questions that he’s heard countless times before. So I start with a curve ball…archaeology. Stay with me here – for those of you who don’t know what Mr Wyman (“call me Bill”, he is quick to insist), gets up to when he’s not strumming and plucking, archaeology is but one of the many strings to his bow, as I was soon to discover…

Read more at Compass Magazine

Ribbon and Rope

Ella Walker grapples with former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman over his crazy past, the Stones and his current tour with his band, the Rhythm Kings.

So, what exactly do you ask a former Rolling Stone when you’re told – in no uncertain terms – not to ask about the Rolling Stones?

This was the conundrum I faced pulling together questions to ask legendary bassist Bill Wyman who’s visiting Cambridge Corn Exchange with his classic rhythm and blues band, the Rhythm Kings.

Read more at Ribbon and Rope

Bill Wyman – Still Rolling (Dunfermline Press)

Exclusive interview with Bill Wyman: “I’m as proud of the Rhythm Kings as I was of the Stones.”

BILL WYMAN has found success in many fields since leaving the Rolling Stones, writing nine books, staging exhibitions of his photography and running his famous ‘Sticky Fingers’ restaurant in London.

He has also a deep interest in archaeology and can often be found unearthing Roman antiquities on his Suffolk estate.

However, Bill’s first love remains music and he returns to Dunfermline next month with his star-packed Rhythm Kings alongside fellow legends, Albert Lee on guitar and jazz/blues singer Georgie Fame.

The gig on 20th November at the Alhambra – where they enthralled fans in 2009 – is the only Scottish date on their 26-stop UK tour.

“You’ve been specially chosen,” Bill laughed when he spoke to the Press. The special guest star this time is American folk-blues singer Maria Muldaur, an old friend of Bill’s and best-known for her hit ‘Midnight at the Oasis’.

Read more at the Dunfermline Press

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