The Rolling Stones to Reunite with Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor? Well, Kind of … Maybe.

Posted 19 Nov 2011 in Music + TV News


The Rolling Stones to reunite with Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor? Well, Kind of. maybe.

Our friends at recently interviewed Keith Richards. He  shared with them some thought on an upcoming jam session and also the possibility of a 50th anniversary tour.

The band is re-releasing a their Some Girls album this week (Nov 21st) As a promotion, Keith,  and Charlie Ronnie will be jamming and have invited Bill and Mick to join them. We’re not sure if Mick will be there. We hope.

Here’s the interview Keith did with

When do you start those jam sessions with Ronnie and Charlie?

The idea is to go in December. I said, “Jesus Christ, we haven’t played together for a couple of years. We better get our chops together.” So it basically is just like that, it’s just a jam.

Are you planning on playing Stones songs or maybe just some blues jams?

Playing anything. I can’t tell you. I’m not Nostradamus, my friend. I ain’t telling you anything about that because I know nothing except we’re just going to play.

Any sign of Mick coming?

Of course. I mean, everybody’s welcome. I was going to ask Bill Wyman to come by too. And Mick Taylor. The whole lot. They’re all Stones, you know? Why not?

So, with the ‘Some Girls’ reissue, how involved were you in digging through the archives?

Well, pretty much the same as Mick. We went with what we could find. It took us a while to actually find the master tapes, but after that it was pretty easy. ‘Claudine,’ I wished, and I think all of us did at the time, that that should have been on the original album, but there was some legal difficulties and stuff. But otherwise, she was a perfect ‘Some Girl.’ [Ed. note: The song deals with actress Claudine Longet, who was charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend and sentenced to 30 days in jail]

What memories of the recording sessions does this bring back? In your book, you talked about sleeping in the studio at some point and getting woken up by a police band who were also recording there.

Yeah, I did. But that was nothing really. I woke up with the police band playing [laughs]. I crept out as quietly as possible.

They were long sessions, some of them. I mean, we wouldn’t start until midnight. It was just Paris. Everybody would have dinner first and then wind their way to the studio around midnight so then you would go on until whenever. For all I know, the sun was always up when I went out [laughs].

And you decided to do it as a live-band recording with minimal overdubs.

Yeah, it was a deliberate idea of Mick and I to strip the band back down to basics. And also, it was the first full album that I was doing with Ronnie, so we were all feeling our way in that respect. We were just getting into each other’s way of playing on this stuff. To me, I remember it as a load of fun, but I’m sure some other people might have other ideas [laughs].

Was there natural connection between you and Ronnie?

Yeah, it was. That was one of the joys of it. Every session we’d go to, every day — and we were there a long time — Ronnie and I realized we were finding a way to play together. As Ronnie calls it, the ancient form of weaving. You don’t know which guitar is doing what. And that’s the joy of playing with two guitars or three, the interaction. I remember it as a fun album to make.

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