Rocker Bill Wyman has hit out at his former Rolling Stones bandmates, insisting they only keep touring because they have no lives.

Wyman retired from the group in 1992 to pursue other interests - and has never looked back.

He says, "I think MICK (JAGGER) and Keith (RICHARDS) only go on tour because they don't know what else to do with their time.

"I took photographs, I opened a restaurant, produced other musicians and even did some archaeology.

"Leaving the band was the beginning of the best time of my life."

06/06/2003 17:07