Bill Wyman's mad memories

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 June 2010
Bill Wyman

Bill Wyman

Bill Wyman has admitted the re-release of The Rolling Stones' 'Exile on Main St.' album last month brought back ''mad memories'' of a ''very bizarre time''

Bill Wyman has "mad memories" of his time with the Rolling Stones.

The bassist - who quit the group in 1992 - is pleased the 'Gimme Shelter' hitmakers' iconic 1972 album 'Exile on Main St.' has recently been reissued because it can attract a new generation of fans to the band.

He told BANG Showbiz: "It brought back some mad memories. It was a very bizarre time and a very bizarre way of making a record.

"It was a great album and there's that whole new generation who don't know about it so it's good."

The group - who were famously at the height of their drink and drug excesses when they recorded the LP - are the subject of rumours they will tour next year, but 73-year-old Bill is adamant he wouldn't get on stage with them again.

He said: "I don't care if they tour. Maybe they will maybe they won't, I'm not involved.

"I'm very close to Charlie Watts, the drummer and he never wants to go on tour anyway! He hasn't wanted to since 1965 but he still goes."

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