New stage | No Ex-Stones | BBC2: 4 x 1 Hour Stones!!

Mercury Studios to produce landmark series of four films for BBC Two

BBC 2 will add to the celebration of 60 years of The Rolling Stones! They have a star-studded season of programming across television, radio and digital platforms in the can and will show it this summer! It’s 4 films with a running time of one hour each, with portraits of portrait of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts.

The centrepiece is a world-exclusive four-part series of films, My Life as a Rolling Stone, to premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this summer, produced by Mercury Studios.

It tells the story of one of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in a way that has never been done before – by viewing the band through the musical lens of each member, delving deep into their personalities, passions and memories from the past 60 years. Four hour-long films, each an intimate portrait of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, show how these individual musical geniuses came together to make the music that has provided the soundtrack to the lives of millions.

The films feature unrivalled 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, including P.P. Arnold, Chrissie Hynde, Slash, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Steven Tyler.

More on this at the BBC site and rollingstone.com | variety.com | independent.co.uk | billboard.com

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=> Did you notice?

In the interview with the Guardian which was linked here before, Mick tells us that we will see a new stage for the upcoming tour! For me, as long as I have a decent view to the stage and have something similar fantastic like these four video walls they had on the No Filter tour, I’m fine!

Mick:

 ‘We’re working on the new stage, which I hope is gonna look nice’

=> How about Ex-Stones joining in?

Well, ten years ago, we have seen guest appearances of Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman. This time, however, they won’t do this again for the sixty years anniversary. See ultimateclassicrock.com for more on this…

I for one would have loved to see Mick Taylor playing with them again on stage. But, well, you can’t always have everythig you want, right? 😉

 

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