New York was rocked by a different type of hurricane Tuesday night as the legendary Rolling Stones breezed through to premiere their all-new, career-spanning HBO documentary Crossfire Hurricane.
"I just wanted to make a movie that was really fun, interesting, [that] put you in the moment," said frontman Mick Jagger. Asked what he thought the band's fans are still demanding from them to stay relevant, he replied with a smile, "I don't know, but if they want more, we'll try to provide it."
James Bond isn’t the only one celebrating his Golden Anniversary this year; the release of the kaleidoscopic Crossfire Hurricane is part of The Rolling Stones' huge celebration of 50 years together, marked by a new greatest hits album featuring two new tunes, play dates in New York and London, book and print retrospectives and more.
Premiering Thursday night on HBO, Crossfire Hurricane is directed by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture) and features never-before-seen footage and fresh insights from the band – Mick, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood – as their career trajectory is chronicled from small London clubs in '62 to stadium extravaganzas -- and the many ups and downs in between.
"You know, I was amazed at how much footage there was that I wasn't aware of," said Keith, adding with a wry grin. "I guess you get oblivious to cameramen somewhere down the line -- I don't remember a cameraman there! -- but then I was probably asleep."