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Wyman Prefers Being A Stone Alone

Leaving an enterprise as rewarding as the Rolling Stones is a decision a lot of people would second guess.  Don't count Bill Wyman among them.  The former Rolling Stones bass player walked away from arguably the world's greatest Rock & Roll band at the end of 1992.  Since then, Wyman has released a number of solo projects.  Most notable are the ones he has put together under the Rhythm Kings, a group that has featured a shifting lineup that has allowed Wyman to keep the sound of the group solid, yet versatile.  The projects have attracted contributions from Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Peter Frampton, George Harrison, former band mate Mick Taylor and Nickey Hopkins
On his live outside the limitations of super stardom the bass player says he prefers to '...just do it, get on with it and go home or back to the hotel' over being caught-up in all of the commotion of being in a band as big as the Stones, saying, 'I don't have an ego. I never did. Charlie (Watts) is the same.  Charlie didn't give a shit about any of that.'
A 5 disc Collector's Edition Box Set featuring the releases Wyman has done with the Rhythm Kings is due out October 25.


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