More than 30 years after leaving the Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman is back, according to Deadline. The 86-year-old bassist will appear on the band’s upcoming album, which is dedicated to the late drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in August 2021.
“Bill hasn’t seen the band together in years, but he’s always loved Charlie. This record is really a tribute to Watts, so he couldn’t say no,” the source said.
The album is expected to be released this fall. It will be the first Rolling Stones album since 2016’s Grammy-winning covers album Blue & Lonesome, and the first album to feature original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. The Beatles also worked on the new album.
Members of The Rolling Stones talked about the new release more than once. Frontman Mick Jagger stated in 2021 that the band “had a lot of tracks ready” and guitarist Keith Richards announced in a New Year’s Eve social media post that “new music is on the way”.
Earlier it became known that the cult song of the rock band Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” was originally supposed to be called “Mongolian Rhapsody”. The text was recently auctioned by Sotheby’s. It has an alternative song title clearly written in Mercury’s handwriting and then crossed out.