“Without the Beatles the Stones would never have been there,” 他说.
Ever colorful, the Richards hour details his reputation as a “defiant hedonist” and drug abuser, but also a trailblazer who helped create the band’s sound and image — “该模型,” as Slash of Guns ‘N Roses says, “that all of us rebellious rock guitarists follow.”
, 与此同时, is presented as the glue that held the Stones together after he replaced Mick Taylor in the mid-1970s
, setting his ego aside to deal with his higher-maintenance partners
. The final installment pays tribute to the late drummer Charlie Watts
, WHO 死在 2021
. “The best drummer England has ever produced
,” Richards says
Executive producer Steve Condie and the four directors don’t gloss over controversies and excesses associated with the Stones, but the emphasis is clearly to deliver a celebration of their artistry as well as longevity as still-rocking septuagenarians.
Those decades in the spotlight and the ample footage associated with them yield dividends for the filmmakers if not always the members themselves, who concede that the unrelenting attention is something of a double-edged sword.
“Some people can take it, and some people can’t,” Jagger says, discussing the pressures associated with fame. “It’s a bit of a pact with the devil.”
“My Life As a Rolling Stone” fosters a degree of sympathy for these devils, but mostly, a sense of appreciation for decades of a level of rock wizardry that, with apologies to the song, needs no introduction.
“My Life As a Rolling Stone” premieres Aug. 7 on Epix.