The Rolling Stones' uncanny lifespan celebrates 50 years with new doc & more
It seemed for a while that Mick, Keith, and the rest of The Rolling Stones were going to unceremoniously let their 50th anniversary as a band pass them by, recent developments finally seem to suggest the grandfather rockers are finally getting their affairs in order.
This morning, the band announced via its website that a new documentary focused on their long and storied history will see release this fall. Directed by Brett Morgen, the entitled work, Crossfire Hurricane, will receive a theatrical release in the UK in October, later premiering on HBO in the United States and aired on BBC Two later in the year.
Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and new interviews with the band members, the film, according to Morgen, "invites the audience to experience firsthand the Stones' nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty. This is not an academic history lesson. Crossfire Hurricane allows the viewer to experience the Stones' journey from a unique vantage point. It's an aural and visual roller coaster ride."
In addition to this retrospective documentary The Stones have announced that they will premiere their tour film The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965, to be screened as part of the New York Film Festival on Sept. 29 with an encore showing on Oct. 3. Capturing The Rolling Stones just weeks after "(I Can't Get No Satisfaction" hit the top of the charts, the documentary features the first professionally-filmed live performances of the band. A box set will become available on Nov. 6.
Finally, in a report by Billboard, The Rolling Stones in have revealed that they will a pair four live shows, two at London's O2 Arena and two at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, this November. It will be the first time Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood have toured since 2007.
Throwing a little fuel on the possibility of new music, Rolling Stone recently reported that all four band members spent time together in a Paris studio last week. Jagger took to Twitter to confirm, posting a picture of himself in said studio with a caption that read, "Had fun in the Paris studio this week!"