Rolling Stones' Guitarist Turns Down 'CSI'
Rolling Stones' Guitarist Turns Down 'CSI'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Ronnie Wood, guitarist of the legendary rock band, The Rolling Stones, is a big fan of CSI but has turned down the chance to do a guest spot on one of the franchise of the CBS series.  According to the 60-year-old English rocker, he was offered the role of a safe cracker but declined to do a cameo based on the experience of Roger Daltrey, founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who, who previously guest starred in the episode "Living Legend" during the seventh season of CSI.

"I saw Roger Daltrey do a guest appearance - he said it was all too much.  No time to rehearse and he had to play five parts.  I said no, I didn't really want to go in like that," Wood told Virgin Radio.

While Daltrey's role, Mickey Dunn, required him to wear a variety of prosthetic disguises, Wood did not clarify if his own cameo appearance would have been as complicated as Daltrey's.

"They wanted me to be Uncle Ron the safe cracker," Wood told Virgin Radio.

Although Wood did not spell out which of the shows in the CSI franchise he would have played in, many speculate that it was supposed to be on CSI: Miami, given that Ryan Wolfe, played by Jonathan Togo mentioned an Uncle Ron in the season 3 episode “Crime Wave.”  In the episode “Darkroom” in season 5, Wolfe also said that his uncle had been a safe cracker.  It is unknown whether this was the role that Wood was offered or if the two uncles were meant to be the same man.

On the other hand, Wood would be open for future guest roles on CSI if there was a London-set edition of the forensic drama series.

"It would be interesting if they set one in London and I could be an old time safe cracker," he said. "That would be fun."

CSI airs every Thursday at 9pm ET/PT on CBS.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: World Entertainment News Network
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