We're getting an early rock 'n' roll Christmas present from HBO in the form of a new film the chronicles the 50 year history of The Rolling Stones.
CROSSFIRE HURRICANE, set to debut on November 15th on HBO, documents the key periods in their career and their incredible adventures.
Over a year in the works, CROSSFIRE HURRICANE promises to take us on the Stones rock and roll journey from their beginning as blues-obsessed teenagers in the early ‘60s to rock royalty. We'll follow the Stones from Marquee Club to Hyde Park, from Altamont to “Exile,” from club gigs to stadium extravaganzas.
According to HBO, CROSSFIRE HURRICANE delivers never-before-seen footage and fresh insights from the band themselves, the film will delight, shock and amaze longtime devotees, as well as another generation of fans, with its uniquely immersive style and tone.
We're really looking forward to the commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor; the tales these rockers can tell.
The film illustrates the Stones’ evolution from being, as Mick vividly describes it, “the band everybody hated to the band everybody loves,” through the hedonistic 1970s and Keith’s turning-point bust in Canada to the spectacular touring phenomenon we know today.
Richards also reveals the song that he believes defines the “essence” of his writing relationship with Jagger more than any other.
Asked in a formative interview in the film what it is that sets them apart from other groups, Jagger says with quiet understatement, “A chemical reaction seems to have happened.” Keith Richards added, “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”.
It’s been happening ever since, and the life and times of the Rolling Stones have never been as electrifyingly portrayed as they are in CROSSFIRE HURRICANE.
Director Brett Morgen added, “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 roller coaster ride.”