Contact Us

The Rolling Stones’ New Documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Gets a Release Date

Rolling Stones
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

An unobstructed look at the Rolling Stones‘ 50 year career is what director Brett Morgen is promising with ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ a biopic set to debut on HBO this fall. Footage from early road trips and interviews from the group’s formative years will help create the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the life and lifestyle of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and company.

“’Crossfire Hurricane’ invites the audience to experience firsthand the Stones’ nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty,” Morgen says in a press release. “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.”

Beginning with their first performance in 1962, the band tells their story, sparing no detail. Ex-bassist Bill Wyman remembers the initial mania, the screaming women and critical press headlines. The chaos of the early years is graphically depicted, as is the Redlands drug bust and the sad fall of Brian Jones.

Jagger describes his band’s evolution as going from “the band everybody hated to the band everybody loves.”

“You can’t really stop the Rolling Stones,” Richards adds. “You know when that sort of avalanche is facing you, you just get out of the way.”

In addition to the U.S. release on HBO, fans in the U.K. can watch the movie during its theatrical release, and later on BBC 2.

Next: Stones' 2012 Tour Plans Revealed?

Best of Kool 101.7

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KOOL Gang quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KOOL Gang contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.