Rolling Stones announce new documentary to celebrate 50th anniversary

By , Aug 30 2012

The Rolling Stones will celebrate 50 years since their formation with a new documentary chronicling the band’s history, titled Crossfire Hurricane [via Exclaim].

The film, announced on the band’s website today and directed by Brett Morgen, is described as “the backstage pass to outdo them all”, providing “an intimate insight, for the first time, into exactly what it’s like to be part of the Rolling Stones, as they overcame denunciation, drugs, dissensions and death to become the definitive survivors.”

The film features never-before-seen footage and new interviews from the band’s members, and purports to document the “key periods” of the band’s career from their formation to the present day. It will receive a theatrical release at selected cinemas in the UK in October, before being broadcast on BBC Two, and HBO in the US, later in the year.

In other Stones anniversary news, yesterday it was announced that the band will play four shows in the UK and US in October: two at London’s O2 Arena, and Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena – no further details as yet.

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