Rolling Stones man launches metal detector

Is this the strangest merch ever?

The Rolling Stones‘ former bassist Bill Wyman is launching his own metal detector.

The Bill Wyman Signature Detector is a lightweight and adjustable implement and comes with a free informational DVD, according to the press release for the unlikely piece of rock ‘n’ roll merchandise.

The star, who quit the Stones in 1993, issued a statement explaining why he had decided to lend his name to the detector.

“Metal-detecting is not just for anoraks or eccentrics; it’s probably the best and the most enjoyable way of learning about our history,” he said. “On any garden, country field, footpath, woodlands, beach or moorland you can find a huge variety of historical objects, all easily located with this high quality metal detector.”

Wyman added: “I hope with this new detector that more people take up the adventure and delight in personally discovering our nation’s history.”

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