A documentary about Keith Richards will air on Netflix in September.
Under the Influence has been directed by Morgan Neville, who made 20 Feet From Stardom, and will be available from September 18, 2015.
“If there’s a Mount Rushmore of Rock ’n’ Roll, Keith’s face is surely on it. He has always represented the soul of rock music—for all of the light and dark shades that implies,” said Neville. “To my relief, Keith Richards turned out to be a real man—full of humour, knowledge and wisdom. That’s the real Keith we’ve worked to capture in our film and I’m honoured to bring it to a global audience via Netflix.”
The film was made while Richards was recording Crosseyed Heart, his first solo album since 1992.
According to a press statement, the film will “visit key people and places that have always enchanted Keith and inspired his music with The Rolling Stones to his latest solo record: Chicago, home of the blues, where Keith first encountered Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and the hallowed halls of Chess Records; Nashville, where Keith explores his long love of country music; and New York where Keith recorded the album and collaborated with the likes of Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel.
“And along the way, we get an additional dose of inspiration from a long-time friend, Tom Waits.”
Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones appear to have released the next archival release in their From The Vault series.
This latest addition is dedicated to the band’s Hyde Park concert from July 5, 1969.
The release date on both Amazon sites is listed as July 24, 2015.
From The Vault consists of live concerts from the Stones which are getting their first official release. Previous releases have included shows from LA Forum in 1975 and Hampton Coliseum in 1981.
The most recent title was the band’s Marquee club show on March 26, 1971, shortly before the release of Sticky Fingers.
Superdeluxeedition flags up that the Stones’ Hyde Park show was originally from British TV and has previously been available on both DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.
It was also included in the US and Japanese versions of the Sweet Summer Sun deluxe edition.
As yet, there is no confirmed UK release date; nor is it known whether this release will be available on vinyl and CD, as per the previous releases in the series.
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