The two-part documentary will debut Nov. 6 and 7 on HBO.
A storyteller himself, founder and publisher of Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner, now finds himself as the subject of a new two-part HBO documentary titled Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge.
The first part of the documentary premiered on Oct. 30 at New York City’s Florence Gould Hall, with Jann and his son Gus in attendance. A handful of Rolling Stone writers, such as political journalist Matt Taibbi and cultural critic Toure were also present for the world premiere, as were famous friends like Art Garfunkel, actor Danny Strong and others.
The documentary -- directed by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney and Emmy-winner Blair Foster, who have previously worked together on Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown and other titles-- opens with Jimi Hendrix performing “Like A Rolling Stone” at Monterey Pop Festival. The music fades as footage of Hendrix famously setting his guitar aflame plays onscreen, while a narrator’s voice begins reading the first-ever Letter From the Editor from Issue 1, Volume 1, dated Nov. 9, 1967. “It’s sort of a magazine, sort of a newspaper,” Jann described Rolling Stone in the letter, “about things and attitudes music embraces.”