The Rolling Stones
will be the subject of an exhaustive new documentary that is slated to air on HBO in the fall. The self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World"
gave their full cooperation to the film, whose air date has not been announced.
"This is all done as part of the band's 50th anniversary," Michael Lombardo
, President of Programming at HBO, says in a statement. "This documentary has the full involvement of the four current band members Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron as well as the former band members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. We'll follow the band from their early club days through their arrival as the greatest band in the world."
"The Kid Stays In The Picture"
director Brett Morgan
helmed the project. "Nobody has put the story together as a narrative,"
Morgan told Rolling Stone
in March. "We've been looking under every rock, going through their archives. It will be music never heard before, and I've conducted 50-plus hours of interviews so far. By the time we're done, they will be the most extensive group interviews they've ever done."
The Stones also plan to mark their 50th year with a fall tour.
Thanks for the report to Ultimate Classic Rock