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HBO sets airdate for Brett Morgen’s Stones doc

Crossfire Hurricane will debut on the U.S. premium cable channel on November 15, with a theatrical release in the UK and an airdate slated for BBC2 later in the year.
August 30, 2012

HBO will premiere Crossfire Hurricane, the anticipated Rolling Stones documentary from Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10), on November 15.

The film, produced by Tremolo Productions and Milkwood Films, will also receive a theatrical release in the UK and will air on BBC2 later in the year. London-based Eagle Rock Entertainment will handle global distribution.

The documentary, released in conjunction with the band’s 50th anniversary, will feature candid interviews with all current members of the supergroup, as well as with former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, which will cover the highs and lows of life in “the world’s greatest rock and roll band.”

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

In other Stones news, Billboard has reported that, according to a source,┬áthe band will play four shows in November – two at London’s O2 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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