The Rolling Stones are celebrating 60 years of a music career and BBC is joining the celebration. This summer, the broadcaster will display My Life as a Rolling Stone, a 4-part film series about the iconic band.
All Four Band Members Will Get a Piece of the Spotlight
The film series will showcase each member of the Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and the late Charlie Watts; giving them each their own hour-long episode where they will talk about their own personal experiences and interviews. Also, the series will feature tributes to the late drummer who passed away last year.
Fans can also expect commentary from the likes of soul star P.P. Arnold, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, Guns N’ Roses axe-slayer Slash, Sir Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Additionally, there will be unseen footage, performances; and exclusive stories that the band members will share with the world for the first time.
My Life as a Rolling Stone Comes Out This Summer
“We are thrilled to celebrate sixty years of The Rolling Stones with these four films. For instance, they give fans around the world a new and fascinating look at the band,” said Joyce Smyth, manager of The Rolling Stones.
Lorna Clarke, Controller at BBC Pop, adds, “What better year for the BBC, in its centenary year, to pay tribute to and celebrate one of the world’s most significant rock groups, in their 60th anniversary year. The Rolling Stones have been ambassadors for great British rock ‘n’ roll for decades and are loved the world over, so I’m thrilled that the BBC is able to present this very special season of programming, including the world-exclusive TV series, to our audiences.”
BBC Two and BBC iPlayer will broadcast My Life as a Rolling Stone this summer. Award-winning filmmakers direct the series, Oliver Murray and Clare Tavernor. Mercury Studios will distribute the films internationally.