RollingStones.comThe Rolling Stones showed up en masse Thursday night in London for the premiere of the band's new documentary, Crossfire Hurricane. The movie was screened as part of the British Film Institute's 56th annual London Film Festival. The group's current official lineup -- singer Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood -- all walked the red carpet, as did the former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. The Daily Mail reports that Wyman even joined his ex-band mates for press photos.
Crossfire Hurricane, which was directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen, takes an in-depth look at the history of The Stones using plenty of rare vintage footage, as well as new commentary from the current and former band members. The film will be screened in theaters in a variety of countries prior to getting its U.S. TV debut November 15 on HBO.
The premiere of the documentary comes on the heels of the recent announcement that The Stones will be playing four concerts in the U.K. and the U.S. in the coming weeks. Speaking recently with Britain's Absolute Radio, Richards admitted that he only found out exact details about the shows a few days ago.
"It's been a bit of a secret from me until about a week ago as to exactly what was happening," he said. "So it's all been done a bit on the fly, but it sort of worked out I think."
The concerts are scheduled to take place November 25 and 29 at London's O2 Arena and December 13 and 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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