The Rolling Stones have denied that they are currently rehearsing with former bassist Bill Wyman for a gig this weekend in Paris, France. According to Paris Match and Direct Matin, the Stones, along with their usual supplemental musicians, have been rehearsing at Studio de la Grande Armee for a proposed July 29th show at the Olympia Theatre.
The Rolling Stones' Twitter account posted a message denying that the show is taking place, saying: "Hey fans, the Paris Matchstory is a fabrication. The band are NOT rehearsing at Studio de la Grande Armee &have no plans to play the Olympia." Last week, Mick Jagger confirmed that fans can expect to see the Stones back onstage sometime this fall. Some sources are reporting there's a strong chance the Stones will be booking a few nights at New York's Madison Square Garden in December.
I've only had a chance to see this band once in my lifetime - the Steel Wheels tour. No doubt, I would love to see them one more time before they trade in their instruments for walkers. It will be interesting to follow all the rumors leading up to their official 50th anniversary!