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.
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"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.
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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."