Bill has spoken at length with the Irish-based ahead of his Rolling Stones memorabilia auction, sharing his feels of self-doubt and successes.

“Self-doubt has always been something that I have had, owing to being a small man, a poor working-class boy and sensitive,” Bill says in the interview, revealing that he has battled with a lack of confidence in the past.

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Bill gave the interview ahead of displaying his collection of Stones memorabilia at Newbridge Silverware, prior to the iconic, incredible collection being auctioned by Julien’s Auctions in California from May 29-31.

The interview gives a fascinating insight into Bill’s life – and his lifelong friendship with many of Ireland’s most famous Irish songwriters.

On his celebrity friends, he recalls getting “very drunk” in the south of France with Bono and said he still meets fellow bassist Adam Clayton “very regularly” for dinner.

Wyman has worked with Van Morrison and rates Bob Geldof “as one of my very closest and warmest friends” but it was Imelda May who he asked to take to the main stage to ring in his 80th birthday party in the O2.

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