The long awaited Rolling Stones 50th anniversary documentary directed by Brett Morgan will air on HBO sometime this fall. Michael Lombardo, President of Programming at HBO, spoke to the press about the yet-to-be named doc, saying, "This is all done as part of the band's 50th anniversary. This documentary has the full involvement of the four current band members -- Mick (Jagger), Keith (Richards), Charlie (Watts), and Ron (Wood) -- as well as the former band members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. We'll follow the band from their early club days through their arrival as the greatest band in the world."
The band's last career-spanning documentary was 1989's 25 X 5: The Continuing Adventures Of The Rolling Stones. The film, shot during the band's Steel Wheels tour, featured new interviews with the band and many rarely seen live and TV appearances -- although most were unfortunately abbreviated. 25x5 remains one of the few official Stones films that has yet to be released on DVD.
Ron Wood first recorded with the Stones in 1974, first toured with them in 1975, and became an official member the next year -- and holds the distinction of being the last "new" Rolling Stone. He recalled first meeting the band back in the 1960's: "I remember hanging out with the Stones in Olympic (Studios), uh, when I first met them with the Faces -- the Small Faces -- y'know, when I used to hang out with them. But many good memories of parties, because Olympic used to have three different studios. You'd have, like, the Faces in one, the Stones in another, David Bowie in another, it was just like, everyone would meet in the canteen -- like, 'How's it goin'?' 'Alright.'"