Rolling Stones Docu-Series Coming to Television

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Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood (Photo: Mark Seliger via Epix; used with permission)

The Rolling Stones continue to be celebrated for their 60th anniversary with news that premium network EPIX has acquired a four-part docu-series, My Life as a Rolling Stone, for the U.S.. The program, premiering on Aug. 7, 2022, “will show how the group created the blueprint for every budding rock band, and grew from young blues-loving hopefuls to a globally recognized cultural brand.” The series airs on BBC 2 in the U.K. in July. A preview has not yet been made available.

More from the June 21 announcement: Each hour-long episode will feature an intimate portrait of one of the band’s charismatic members (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and the late Charlie Watts), exploring different dimensions of their personalities, their musical brilliance, and their cultural impact.

Photo of The Rolling Stones via Mercury Studios

The films feature unrivaled access to, and newly filmed interviews with the band members, and from a stellar cast of artists who’ve loved and been inspired by the band. The series includes previously unseen footage and exclusive stories from Jagger, Richards and Wood interwoven with new and archival interviews and performance. The story of Watts, who passed away in August 2021, will be told via tributes from his fellow band members and his musical peers and admirers, along with archive interviews of Watts.

The docu-series, narrated by Sienna Miller, also features interviews with such artists and executives as Tina Turner, Brian Johnson, Rod Stewart, Kenney Jones, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, Slash, Tom Waits, Lars Ulrich, Chrissie Hynde, T Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Aykroyd, Glyn Johns, Chuck Leavell, Don Was, Joe Walsh, Max Weinberg, Gina Schock, Lisa Fischer, Marshall Chess, Steve Jordan and Taj Mahal.

My Life as a Rolling Stone is directed by Oliver Murray, who previously wrote and directed The Quiet One, about the life and career of Bill Wyman, and Clare Tavernor (Keith Richards: A Culture Show Special). The docuseries is produced by Mercury Studios.

Related: Our recap of Charlie Watts’ final performance with the Stones

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    #1 SHE WHO DANCES 23 June, 2022, 01:15


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  2. TyStick
    #2 TyStick 23 June, 2022, 09:06

    No Jones? If Mick Taylor isn’t mentioned forget it. The Mick Taylor year’s were their Golden years. They were “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band” with him in the line-up. Most of their best albums had Mick Taylor. No Mick Taylor, No Greatest Rock and Roll Band.

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