‘Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name’…
There’s only one name that comes to mind when I think about Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll - The Rolling Stones. Known to many as one of the greatest rock bands in the world, the UK group brought a British Invasion to the world of music that has lasted decades to this day. Normally I’m a big Beatles fan, but when it come to what I think real rock stars are all about, only the Stones hold iconic to their music and party lifestyle.
On Thursday Nov 8th, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events presented a one-night only screening across Canada, including select Toronto theaters, of Crossfire Hurricane: A New Film from The Rolling Stones. The film documents the key periods of the band’s career and their incredible adventures.
Directed by Brett Morgen, the documentary is a momentous collection of premiere Stones footage – including never-before-seen interviews with members of the band, ranging from the 60’s all the way to present day. The film includes commentary from current Stones members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. There’s also rare footage with the late Brian Jones. This piece is an outstanding in-depth look at the band and their legendary rock lifestyle.
Throughout the screening, I found a new respect for the band, especially when watching the aging rockers talk about their parties and what went on behind the music. The Stones were always expected to live up to their ‘drug fueled’, ‘Anti-Beatles’ media personas. Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll right? May not have always been the case…
One part I thought particularly interesting was learning how Canada played a pivotal role in the Stones’ longevity and success. I wont ruin it for you, but be sure to keep an eye out for it when watching. Hint: Canada’s law enforcement catches up with the band during a tour in the Great White North.
You’ll have to see it to really appreciate its worth. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to view the screening because the DVD and Blu-ray will be released in Spring 2013.
Can’t wait to add this baby to the collection.
View the trailer:
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