Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger

Rolling Stones fans got some satisfaction at the Ziegfeld Theatre for HBO’s NY premiere of Crossfi re Hurricane. Brett Morgen’s documentary offers neverbefore- seen footage and fresh insight from band members, providing a new perspective on the Stones’ unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early sixties to rock royalty.

When we asked if any moments stuck out more than others, Mick Jagger quipped with his famous dry wit: “Not really. I can make them up if you want.” Getting more sentimental, he said: “When we fi rst got a record deal … when we had our fi rst number one, that was big. … When we did our fi rst stadium tour of America, that was great…. There are a lot of highlights.” But are there still the groupies? “I hope so!”

Jagger and fellow Stones Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood all reunited on the red carpet to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, their documentary, and their reunion tour. Richards told us that, half a century later, the chemistry continues: “The minute you get behind your instrument and do what you’re doing, it’s amazingly familiar.”

Brett Morgen  

Richard Plepler, Victoria Pearman, Michael Lombardo
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