Bill Wyman rejoins The Stones


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It has been reported that Bill Wyman has gone back to the studio with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts to record a tribute song to the 'sixth Stone' Ian Stewart.

Ian Stewart was the Rolling Stones original keyboard player and cofounder who was stood down from the band in 1963 but remained on their road manager until his death from a heart attack at age 47 in 1985. He also contributed keyboards to every Rolling Stones album except 'Beggars Banquet' right up until he died.

According to reports, a tribute album for Stewart, to be titled 'Boogie for Stu', will feature a newly recorded Rolling Stones version of Bob Dylan's 'Watching The River Flow'. This will be the Stones second recorded Bob Dylan cover. They also released 'Like A Rolling Stone' on the 1995 unplugged album 'Stripped'.

Waters posted at his website in November that three of the tracks were recorded with Keith Richards and that Mick Jagger 'played harmonica and sung fantastically on one track'. He had announced earlier in the year that he had laid down sessions featuring Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, so it is unclear if the Stones were all together when 'Watching The River Flow' was recorded of if it had been done in parts over time.

Bill Wyman was there at the start of the Rolling Stones in 1962. His last album with the Stones was 1989's 'Steel Wheels' but it wasn't until 1992 until his departure was officially announced.

Ben Waters is a 35-year old boogie woogie piano player. He has performed more than 3000 gigs around the world and a few choice functions such and Mick Jagger's Christmas party where 'Mick sat in for a few songs'.

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