The Rolling Stones will mark their 50th anniversary together with the release of a new documentary that follows the band from their early blues roots to their current icon status.
“Crossfire Hurricane,” directed by Brett Morgan, will premiere in the United States on HBO November 15.
The film promises never-before-seen footage and an intimate insider view of the band’s journey from being, in singer Mick Jagger‘s words,”the band everybody hated to the band everybody loves.”
Band members acted as executive producers for the documentary, which features historical footage and live performances.
“Crossfire Hurricane invites the audience to experience firsthand the Stones’ nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty. This is not an academic history lesson. Crossfire Hurricane allows the viewer to experience the Stones’ journey from a unique vantage point. It’s an aural and visual roller coaster ride,” said Morgan.
The news of the documentary comes hot on the heels of reports that the Rolling Stones will get together to play four shows in November.
‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ which takes its name from the song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” will receive a theatrical release in the U.K. in October.
The Rolling Stones were previously the subjects of the 2008 Martin Scorsese documentary ‘Shine a Light’.
Take a look at the Rolling Stones performing “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” below: