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The Rolling Stones' 'Hitleresque' Recordings

7th May 2010

Keith Richards described sessions for The Rolling Stones' 'Exile On Main Street' album as "Hitleresque". The band's 1972 double album was recorded the previous summer at the rented Nellcote mansion in the south of France...

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Rolling Stones High On Main Street

4th May 2010

Sir Mick Jagger insists the Rolling Stones were still able to make music despite taking drugs.The frontman admits there was a "party atmosphere" surrounding the recording of the group's iconic 1972 LP 'Exile on Main...

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Smith Calls For Sexual Consent Age To Be Raised In U.k.

18th April 2010

BILL WYMAN's ex-wife MANDY SMITH has urged the U.K. government to raise the age of sexual consent to 18 - because she wasn't ready for an adult relationship with the ROLLING STONES rocker when she...

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Near-miss Stones Star Dead

29th March 2010

JOHN CIAMBOTTI, the man who turned down the chance to replace BILL WYMAN in the ROLLING STONES, has died, aged 67.The former Clover bass player had quit the music business to concentrate on a career...

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Wyman Bored Of Modern Bands

20th February 2010

Former ROLLING STONES star BILL WYMAN dislikes modern music, insisting albums by rock bands such as the ARCTIC MONKEYS are disposable.The rocker, who played bass guitar with the Paint It Black hitmakers from 1962 to...

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Wyman Quits Smoking Over Health Threat

27th October 2009

Former ROLLING STONES rocker BILL WYMAN has given up smoking after 55 years - because doctors advised him he could die if he continues.The musician, who played bass guitar in the rock band from 1962...

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Wyman Told Ex He Cheated While She Lay In Hospital

15th September 2009

ROLLING STONES rocker BILL WYMAN confessed to wife MANDY SMITH that he had cheated on her - as she lay close to death in hospital.The musician wed Smith in 1989 but split two months later...

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Wyman Slams Music Video Game Culture

8th September 2009

Former ROLLING STONES star BILL WYMAN has hit out at rock computer games, insisting they stop young people learning to play real instruments.Wyman played bass guitar in the rock band from 1962 until he left...

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The Things They Say 12875

13th July 2009

"I'm not saying they don't keep going, but they need Bill (Wyman). Without him, they're a funk band. They'll be the real Rolling Stones when they get Bill back." BOB DYLAN urges MICK JAGGER and...

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The Things They Say 11897

15th April 2009

"Im not saying they dont keep going, but they need BILL. Without him theyre a funk band. Theyll be the real ROLLING STONES when they get Bill back." Veteran musician BOB DYLAN is convinced the...

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Salon Faults Media Coverage Of Polanski Case

19th February 2009

The left-leaning online Salon magazine has chastised the mainstream media for presenting "bizarrely skewed" coverage of the legal efforts to have the charges against fugitive director Roman Polanski dismissed. In an article by Bill Wyman,...

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44 Years Since Bill Became A Wyman

24th June 2008

ON THIS DAY (June 24, 1964) ROLLING STONES member William Perks changed his name by deed poll to BILL WYMAN. William used the the surname of one of his friends from his days in the RAF. It...

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Richards Went For Quality Over Quantity

16th April 2008

KEITH RICHARDS never competed with womanising former bandmate BILL WYMAN in the seduction stakes, insisting he preferred quality over quantity. Wyman boasts he bedded more than 1,000 women during his time with The Rolling Stones,...

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Led Zeppelin Tour 'Could Be Delayed Until September'

28th January 2008

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has continued to fuel rumours that the legendary band could embark on a world tour.The Whole Lotta Love stars had maintained that their reunion show at London's O2 Arena in...

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Led Zeppelin To Discuss Tour

10th January 2008

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has revealed the band is to meet this month to discuss the possibility of a tour.In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jones said the success of the...

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Wyman Stunned By Nutini's Talent

7th January 2008

ROLLING STONE BILL WYMAN is so impressed by Scottish singer PAOLO NUTINI, he wants to work with the star on his next album. The New Shoes hitmaker joined Wyman's Rhythm Kings group on stage at...

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Fascinating Fact 4553

20th December 2007

Former ROLLING STONES bandmates BILL WYMAN and MICK TAYLOR are to reunite for a show in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in March (08). Taylor will join Wyman's band the Rhythm Kings for a concert with rock...

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Zeppelin Reunion Postponed

2nd November 2007

Led Zeppelin's eagerly-anticipated reunion concert in London has been postponed for two weeks as guitarist Jimmy Page has fractured a finger.The show at London's O2 Arena - a tribute concert in honour of late Atlantic...

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Led Zeppelin Cagey About New Material

17th October 2007

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has hinted the band could begin working on new material following their one-off reunion show.The band are reforming for a tribute concert for the late, great Atlantic Records executive Ahmet...

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Zeppelin Promoter Calls Ebay "Biggest Rip-off Merchants"

8th October 2007

Harvey Goldsmith, legendary music promoter, has slammed eBay after tickets to the upcoming Led Zeppelin reunion concert appeared on the online auction site.Details of a one-off charity show were announced last month, with the ticket...

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Zeppelin Promoter Calls Ebay "Biggest Rip-off Merchants In The World"

8th October 2007

Harvey Goldsmith, legendary music promoter, has slammed eBay after tickets to the upcoming Led Zeppelin reunion concert appeared on the online auction site.Details of a one-off charity show were announced last month, with the ticket...

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Fascinating Fact 3907

10th September 2007

Ex-Rolling Stones star BILL WYMAN has adopted a 13th Century Coat of Arms featuring belt buckles....

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Wyman Vows To Flout Smoking Ban

26th June 2007

ROLLING STONES rocker BILL WYMAN is fuming over the incoming smoking ban in the U.K. - and is adamant he will flout the new laws. The ban on lighting up in public places comes into...

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Wyman Sets Fire To Himself

14th May 2007

Rocker BILL WYMAN was left so dazed and confused after a trip to the dentist he set fire to himself. The former ROLLING STONES bassist was feeling the after-effects of extensive dental work when he...

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Wyman: 'Mandy Smith Romance Was My Mid-life Crisis'

4th April 2007

Rocker BILL WYMAN has called his romance with teenager MANDY SMITH part of an "emotional mid-life crisis" he couldn't avoid. The former ROLLING STONES star wed Smith in 1989 when she was 18 and he...

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Wyman Refuses To Expand London Restaurant

25th March 2007

Rocker-turned-restaurateur BILL WYMAN has turned down countless offers to expand his Sticky Fingers restaurant in London - because he can't be bothered making sure a chain is up to high standards. The former ROLLING STONES...

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Wyman Not Expected To Be Asked To Snap The Stones Again

24th March 2007

Rocker BILL WYMAN fears he'll never get the chance to photograph his former ROLLING STONES bandmates again - because MICK JAGGER and KEITH RICHARDS would never acknowledge he's a good enough snapper. The former Stones...

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Wyman Refuses To Fly

23rd March 2007

Former ROLLING STONE BILL WYMAN insists he'll never return to America, Australia or Japan - because he refuses to fly anywhere. The rocker is launching a new photography exhibit in Los Angeles this weekend (24MAR07),...

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Wyman Turns His Home Into Fascinating Book

23rd March 2007

Former ROLLING STONES star BILL WYMAN is working on a new book about the history of his Suffolk, England manor house - but he fears it'll never hit bookstores. The 70-year-old rocker, who has made...

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Wyman Encourages Kids To Dig With New Metal Detector

21st March 2007

Former ROLLING STONES star BILL WYMAN has created a new metal detector for children. The archaeology buff has written books about the treasures he has found with his own metal detector and helped excavate a...

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