For 50 years, The Rolling Stones defined creativity, and now, Crossfire Hurricane, a critically acclaimed new documentary, gives viewers exclusive insights into the journey of these rock n’ roll icons.
The film illustrates the Stones’ evolution from being, as Jagger 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.
Crossfire Hurricane, which is directed by Brett Morgen, made its debut at the recent London Film Festival. Produced with the full cooperation of The Rolling Stones, it combines extensive historical footage, much of it widely unseen, with contemporary commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. Period interviews, extensive live performance material and news archive give the production a truly kinetic aura and no-holds-barred approach.
The Rolling Stones had gone from being the band that everyone hated to the band that everyone loved. We’d gone from unacceptable to totally acceptable. Everything had changed. We became a kind of institution and we hadn’t even got to be 40 yet (laughs).
Crossfire Hurricane will premiere exclusively at midnight on New Year’s Eve (31st December at midnight) on Sundance Channel HD on Astro b.yond (channel 438).
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Oh yeah. Bring on the new year!
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