Bill Wyman Will “Never Again” Be In Rolling Stones
Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has said he will “never” play live with the band again.
Wyman, who played with the Rolling Stones between 1962 until 1993, joined the band onstage for their 50th anniversary gigs at London's O2 Arena in November 2012, but in April he said that he would not be interested in rejoining the group on a permanent basis because he has “better things to do.”
Now, in an interview with the Huffington Post, Wyman has ruled out the possibility of performing with the Stones ever again. “The nice thing was that my kids saw me on stage with the Stones,” he said. “They’d asked me the December before, and I had to jam with them for three days. I was under the impression I was going to get really involved, but when it came to it, they only wanted me to do two songs, which was very disappointing.”
Wyman added: “I’ve always maintained that you can’t go back to things, and they can never be the same... It doesn’t work. It was a one-off. Five minutes. OK, never again. No regrets, we’re still great friends.”
The Rolling Stones are currently on their 50 & Counting tour.