Rolling Stones Announce 'Crossfire Hurricane' Film
The Rolling Stones are releasing a documentary that traces their band's colorful 50-year journey. The film, titled "Crossfire Hurricane," is due for release in some British cinemas in October and will premiere on HBO on Nov. 15.
"Crossfire Hurricane," taken from the song "Jumping Jack Flash," will feature historical footage and commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.
Jagger says the film will document the group's transformation from "the band everybody hated to the band everybody loves" from their beginnings as the anti-Beatles, to the hedonism of the 1970s and all the way up until today.
"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," Richards says in the film.
Director Brett Morgen said in a statement Thursday that the film is "not an academic history lesson" but invites the audience to experience "the Stones' nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty."
As celebrations for the band's 50th anniversary begin to take shape, Billboard has learned that the legendary group will perform four concerts in November, two in London and two in Brooklyn. Read more here .