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Rolling Stones new bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bikeplate, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Anyone know who got the gig? Thanks

  2. kokorollc


    May 22, 2008
    Read somewhere that Bill Wyman was playing the few shows they were doing. He's not exactly a "new" bass player. Why no Darryl Jones?
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Interesting. I knew Daryl resigned. Hadn't heard who was gonna replace him

  4. chef wong

    chef wong Banned

    Sep 15, 2012
    Oh dude it'd be so great if Bill Wyman came out with that old fretless bass he used in the early days. I hope he sticks around all tour.

    If not, just call Paul McCartney.
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That is blasphemy sir!
  6. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    HA! As if he would actually take that gig... :p

  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    To even suggest that is just wrong :)
  8. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Darryl resigned? I can't find anything about that.

    Looks like Darryl:

  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    They have Bill coming out for a few songs, not the entire show. Mick Taylor is also joining in.
  10. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    DJ just played the 50th show in London.
  11. Fuzz Aldrin

    Fuzz Aldrin

    Apr 5, 2012

    What is your source? I can't find any information about it. I can't imagine Darryl quitting the Stones. Although I've always thought it was a bit disrespectful that after being in the band this long, he is still not officially considered a Rolling Stone. Ronnie Wood wasn't an original member either...
  12. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Like they would want him!
  13. ShoeManiac


    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    I read the Rolling Stone review of the London O2 Arena gig, and they clearly mentioned Darryl Jones and Chuck Leavell as sideman playing with the Stones on that show. The article also went on to mention that in portions of the show Bill Wyman sat in on bass, and Mick Taylor sat in on guitar.

    From everything I've read about the 50th Anniversary, the Stones are only doing a select few dates in the London and New York markets. It's not clear that Wyman or Taylor will be sitting in on all of those dates.

    And regarding Darryl's sideman status? I don't see that as disrespectful at all. If you're going down that road, then what about Chuck Leavell? He's put in more time with the Stones than Darryl, going back as far as 1982. Darryl didn't get the Stones gig until 1993 when Wyman left the band.
  14. Fuzz Aldrin

    Fuzz Aldrin

    Apr 5, 2012
    I would include Chuck Leavell in there as well. I just focus on DJ because he is the bass player (and I'm a bass player), and this thread is about DJ. I might have to even mention Ian Stewart in that mix. I don't really see them as hired guns anymore, I think of them as an integral part of the band (not Stewart anymore, obviously). Going on 20 years for Dj and 30 years for Leavell, I think it would be cool to see them in some of the publicity photos. Just my opinion, I'm sure both those guys are pretty happy where they are at.
  15. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Love the Howlin Wolf RI
  16. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    Actually, Keith Richards tried talking Paul into doing some kind of project together, maybe two or so years ago. Paul said he told Keith "you know, we're getting into some dangerous territory here" but he meant it in a good way.

    It would never happen, but I think the results would be pretty good, even if all they did was to record a few songs together and nothing more.
  17. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Hell yeah howlin wolf