Now that the 50th birthday tour rumour mill is in full effect, The Rolling Stones have today announced details for an up-and-coming documentary based on the band’s entire timeline. Directed by Brett Morgen, Crossfire Hurricane will showcase the band’s rise from 1972’s seminal Exile on Main Street right up until today.
As well as all the time-tested favourites, the doco will also include never before seen, and rare footage. There will be running commentary from current members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.
News of the documentary comes following word that the band has entered their Paris studio to begin recording, as well as leaked information that 4 tour dates have been locked in through the UK and New York.
The band has warned us to keep our eyes peeled, so there is sure to be a big announcement coming around the time the doco is released, which FYI will be in October. According to NME, one particular early interview featured in the reel shows Jagger explaining what sets The Rolling Stones apart. Jagger states: “A chemical reaction seems to have happened”. Richards adds: ” You can’t really stop The Rolling Stones, you know when that sort of avalanche is facing you, you just get out of the way”.
Brett Morgen has commented on the doco, explaining that “Crossfire Hurricane 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 rollercoaster ride.”
Crossfire Hurricane will debut in cinemas briefly in October, then be out on DVD in November.