Bay City Rollers wives in ‘backstage bust-up’

The Sun reports today (July 12) that the wives of two Bay City Rollers stars were involved in a backstage brawl at T in the Park on Saturday evening.

Guitarist Stuart “Woody” Wood’s wife, Denise, claims she was “assaulted” by Eileen Longmuir, who is married to original Roller Alan.

The bust-up followed an alleged jibe at Alan’s guitar playing – just hours after Wood announced that his appearance at T in the Park would be his last ever gig with the reformed Edinburgh rockers.

On Saturday, Edinburgh-born Denise posted on Facebook: “Will be reporting Eileen Longmuir to the police for twice being assaulted by her at TITP. Lots of witnesses.

“Even in the toilets, she was trying to claw at my face — a class act indeed showing her true colours.”

But Eileen dismissed the accusation online, saying: “This is the kind of deluded rubbish Alan and myself get hit with.

“I won’t lower myself to her level, but enough is enough.

“I have tried to build bridges and not reacted to horrible derogatory comments and behaviour. She has been blocked. End of the matter as far as we are concerned.”

Eileen then posted a taunt about Alan, 68, she claimed had been sent by Denise on the private Messenger service.

It read: “Why would you f*** off someone that could let everyone know Alan can’t play his guitar and is unplugged, silly bitch.

“I have your fingernail as a souvenir of your crass behaviour, I might sell it on eBay lol.

“You and Alan have f****d it all up, you are the idiots.”

Denise claims “Eileen was trying to claw at my face, a class act indeed.”

The Sun reports that an insider, who witnessed the bust-up, said: “It all kicked off in the catering area where Eileen had a quiet word in Denise’s ear over her comments about Alan.

“She was just sticking up for her man as any wife would, especially since Alan’s been playing guitar for over 50 years. He actually plays half a dozen instruments and is the best musician in the band by far.

“It continued in the toilets, but it was all over in a flash. It was just finger pointing, handbags at dawn.”

As reported first on AAA Edinburgh on Saturday, Wood took to social media ahead of the Rollers appearance at T in the Park to announce he was quitting the band.

The 58-year-old, who lives in Edinburgh, posted the following on social media site Twitter: ‘Hi All…just to say TITP is my last gig. Disappointed is an understatement but outwith my control.’

Wood added that he would be updating fans with more news on his departure from the band soon.

His decision to leave the band came as a big surprise to fans.

Last week, in an exclusive interview with AAA, Wood said, “It is quite amazing that we are getting another kick at the ball…it just goes to show that good songs never die and hopefully a new Bay City Roller album at the end of the year can add to that.”

The Edinburgh pop legends became one of the most successful groups of all time after they burst upon the scene in the early Seventies, selling an estimated 70 million records.

The reformed band – featuring Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir and Wood – triggered a new wave of Rollermania in September when they announced a string of comeback gigs before releasing a brand new album and going on to be honoured with a Living Legends award at Scotland’s music industry Oscars.

McKeown is set to release a solo album on August 22 called The Lost Songs.

Click HERE to read our exclusive interview with the Bay City Rollers.



  • <cite class="fn">Cora D. Bell</cite>

    There are files and files of what Woody’s wife has put people/fans through. You just have to ask. She is a disgusting person. Ask anyone who doesn’t have their head up her arse thinking they are someone because they do her bidding, “Di”-ing for someone to investigate this story further.

  • <cite class="fn">sharon</cite>

    “Di”ing as well. I’ve witnessed Woody’s wife be very hostile to fans especially those who like Les. She really is something at times.

  • <cite class="fn">Trisha Roussel</cite>

    Brilliant!!! Cora… Just Brilliant!!
    Eileen far out classes that wannabe any day!!!
    That man can’t take a crap without her permission…
    What is she Monica Lewinskie… Keeping the nail!!!
    She will get far more money for it on eBay than she ever would selling her crap jewelry..
    You can’t even get an autograph or picture with Woody if she is around..!
    She is in love with the spot light and herself to care about anyone else and her little “yes” puppets are there lapping at her feet…
    To bad her husband can’t see her for the wanna be she is… Eileen out classes her by far!!!

  • <cite class="fn">Deborah Clarke</cite>

    I personally have been witness to Denise Wood and her vile behaviour. She is a cancer in the BCR world. She pits fans against each other, attacks anyone who doesn’t agree with her, threatens fans with a fake corporation saying that the “corporation”
    will take legal action if they do what she wants. Just a nasty, nasty person. I have copies of the attacks via Facebook and email of myself and my friends.

  • <cite class="fn">Ian G. H.</cite>

    What’s the point of saying there are other attacks on you lot why don’t you share them so all will be revealed.

  • <cite class="fn">MARLA WILSON</cite>

    So dumb! Woody, stand up for your band mates and tell your wife to stay out of the band!

  • <cite class="fn">marisha</cite>

    Fans have been waiting for this day for years. Finally exposing that woman’s VILE behaviour. You have all our love and support Alan and Eileen. Behind every great man is a great woman. And Alan is one of the greatest.

  • <cite class="fn">Lee</cite>

    Denise has a huge problem. She can’t get along with anyone .She is in huge denial about it too. If somebody says something to her about what she has done or said she reacts in two ways either Hell hath no fury and she gets back at the person or she reacts with why is everybody picking on me reaction. She thinks that she can do anything she wants to people say a thing she wants be as ugly as she wants without being told anything. For another thing she never lets sleeping dogs lay. Ionce I made a remark about her public use of the f word and she sent me a private message loaded with the f word. It is way pastt due for Woody to take off the internet.. I stay 100% clear of her.

  • <cite class="fn">B. Yotch</cite>

    Denise Wood is a nutty delusional sorry excuse for a human being. She is an evil, bullying piece of shit who throws her weight around (literally) as the wife of a band member. Many fall for it and kiss her saggy old ass but most see her for the pathetic cow that she is. Go away, you nasty idiotic bitch. No-one wants to witness your special breed of insanity any longer.

  • <cite class="fn">M Ipp</cite>

    Just check out the following page and look at the long list of gigs that Les McKeown plans / planned without Woody, almost every night between August and November!! . No wonder Woody and Denise were demented, I would have been too. She took a lot of stick and evil from a lot of trolls on FB. Cut her some slack. It’s sad Woody and her can’t be part of the whole reunion now, it took a lot of guts to pull out but there’s no smoke without fire folks. You don’t pull out of something this big unless you have good reason. Look at the link I just attached and look through some of the pages. One says ‘Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers’. Sad to say but it’s blatantly obvious he wasn’t truly committed enough to the reunion to stop planning a massive list of gigs for his ‘own’ band. As good as they may have been, that band wasn’t the ‘real thing’. And it’s the fans that have been let down here. Denise was always very friendly and nice when I had a reply from her. From what I saw she was responding to the trolls that were hounding her. Try and look at the bigger picture.

  • <cite class="fn">Cora D. Bell</cite>

    M Ipp. Lost all credibility with “Denise was always very friendly and nice”. She may be “friendly and nice” to are those who agree with her and accept her online bullying of fans as acceptable. Calling fans “fat bitches” and “c*nts” and on and on (even though she struggles herself with weight) Going after Alan and Eileen went too far. Pretty sure she knows that now.

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