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Rolling Stones News: Mick Jagger developing a “rock n’ Roll drama” for HBO, Keith Richards talks to GQ
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will co-produce a still-developing hour long rock ‘n’ roll drama for HBO. The Hollywood Reporter reports that he and past collaborator Martin Scorsese are co-producing .
The untitled project is set in New York City in the late ’70s, following a record executive with a cocaine habit who navigates the landscape as hip-hop, disco and punk emerge as powerful players in the music industry. Terence Winter, creator of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," wrote the script for the upcoming series.
Jagger came up with the idea as a film project originally, first at Disney, then at Paramount, and has now turned it over to Scorsese and HBO to make into a series. Showtime is also working on a similar concept for a show called "Vinyl." That series dives into the ’70s music scene through the eyes of performers, executives, prostitutes, radio DJ’s and drug pushers.
Mick Jagger and his producing partner Victoria Pearman as well as Scorsese's manager Rick Yorn are attached as executive producers. The project will serve as a reunion for Scorsese, Jagger and Pearman, who collaborated on the 2008 documentary "Shine a Light."
Jagger is also developing a movie thriller called ‘Tabloid.’ He’s also reportedly considering starring in the movie as a media mogul based loosely on Rupert Murdoch.
Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Keith Richards sat down with GQ Magazine for their annual 2011 Music Issue, which is out now. It must sure feel good to be as open and forthright as he is every interview he does, even revealing what he does first thing in the morning. This from Chris Heath:
Richards likes to play guitar every single day. Maybe an hour or so. "Afternoons, evenings. Pick around, play some Robert Johnson blues, hopefully make an incredible beautiful mistake which will lead me into another area. I do it for me. You know, I'm a selfish son of a bitch. I do it because it turns me on." (As for the mornings...here's more than you wanted to know about how each bright new twenty-first-century-Keith-Richards day begins: "First we have the bowel movement. Cool, that's that out of the way. Seen a friend off to the coast. And then you see what's on the agenda....")
When I ask Richards what he thinks his talent has been, his initial answer relates to his key role in the Rolling Stones. "The ability to work with a team," he says. "To focus a bunch of musicians...to generate enthusiasm even in the face of adversity." I press him further about his individual gift. "You know, I'm a mere balladeer," he demurs. "A minstrel. I mean, when I consider what my job is, it's maybe an even older profession than what they call the oldest profession. I'm sure somebody sung a song before the first whore walked out there."
Read the entire interview here.
Photo: Mark Seliger
Mick Jagger has a new movie role lined up where he'll play an international media mogul, reportedly modeled after Rupert Murdoch. The film will be called ‘Tabloid,’ and is being made through his own company, Jagged Films.
It's been reported that Josh Olson, who wrote ‘A History Of Violence,’ has been hired on to script the film that will find Jagger playing the lead role. This movie was Jagger’s idea and the storyline will also include a young journalist who gets seduced and plays into the same loss of morality that Jagger’s character acts out. Jagger produced other movies, including the 2008 comedy ‘The Women’ and the 2001 wartime drama ‘Enigma.’ Jagger also received producer credits on the Martin Scorsese directed Rolling Stones documentary ‘Shine A Light,’ which filmed the band’s 2006 Beacon Theatre performance during the Big Bang Tour.
Eagle Rock Entertainment recently announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Rolling Stones Some Girls Live In Texas '78. Available for the first time ever on November 21st, Some Girls Live In Texas '78 features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman live in concert during the 1978 US tour which followed the release of their groundbreaking album, Some Girls.
The Rolling Stones will transport their legion of fans back to the magical summer of 1978 in The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas, a one-night in-theater concert event on Tuesday, October 18th, at 7:30 PM (local time). This tour has never been released via broadcast, cable television or DVD before. The special event will also include an exclusive 20-minute interview with Mick Jagger filmed in August 2011 where he reflects on the fabled 1978 US tour, which is widely believed among fans to be one of the band’s greatest tours and strongest musically.
Presented by NCM Fathom, More2Screen and Eagle Rock, tickets for The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas are available at participating theater box offices and online at FathomEvents.com.For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Fort Worth was an amazing night in a blistering hot July,” said Jagger. “Watching it now, the band was really intense and focused, but we were also having a blast with the fans who were really getting into the show and the new tracks from Some Girls. I think our fans will love the chance to see this concert movie for the first time on the big screen.”
The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live From Texas will be broadcast to more than 300 theaters nationwide through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. Fathom and Eagle Rock also teamed up for the highly successful cinema presentation of Ladies & Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones in September 2010, which featured classic Stones performances from their 1972 tour.
“It simply doesn’t get any bigger than bringing The Rolling Stones to music fans across the country,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom. “Well-preserved for more than 33 years, audiences will be spellbound by this incredibly rare concert footage as it flawlessly captures the band during one of its most musically riveting periods.”
Some Girls Live In Texas '78 comes hot on the heels of the huge success of 2010's Stones In Exile and Ladies & Gentlemen and marks the next stage in the Eagle Vision / Rolling Stones enterprise. Some Girls Live In Texas '78 will be available on four different formats: DVD, Blu-Ray, plus special edition DVD + CD and Blu-Ray + CD digipack presentations including a reproduction tour program. Bonus features on all formats will include a new interview with Mick Jagger.
Capturing The Rolling Stones at their live best, and fully restored to the highest level of picture and sound quality, Some Girls Live In Texas '78 was filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Forth Worth, Texas on July 18th, 1978 on what many fans consider to be one of the band's greatest tours. This was due to the band's 'back to basics' approach both musically and visually, as the shows were stripped back compared to previous tours, harnessing the new punk rock attitude of the late 70s.
Showcasing many songs from the Some Girls album, celebrated for being the Rolling Stones' most direct and diverse collection of music, and which by the time the band arrived in Texas, had gone to the top of the US charts, this concert demonstrates the sheer force and raw energy of The Rolling Stones live on stage.
Originally shot on 16mm film, the concert footage has been carefully restored with the sound remixed and remastered by Bob Clearmountain from the original multi track tapes.
'Let It Rock'
'All Down The Line'
'Honky Tonk Women'
'When The Whip Comes Down'
'Beast Of Burden'
'Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)'
'Far Away Eyes'
'Love In Vain'
'Sweet Little Sixteen'
'Jumpin' Jack Flash'