A new two-part HBO documentary celebrating the 50-year history of Rolling Stone magazine, featuring concert footage of and rare interviews with a variety of famous artists, will premiere on November 6 and 7 at 9 p.m. ET.
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge, which will be shown in two two-hour segments, will include live footage of The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, The Sex Pistols, The Clash and more.
The doc was co-directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and Emmy-winning producer Blair Foster. The movie also will include previously unheard recordings of such music legends as John Lennon, Turner, Springsteen, Elvis Presley, The Clash, and Bob Dylan.
In addition to delving into Rolling Stone‘s music coverage, the documentary also will focus on the various historic cultural, political and entertainment-related stories on which the magazine’s writers reported over the last half century.
Among the many topics and events showcased in the film include “gonzo” journalist Hunter S. Thompson‘s coverage of the 1972 presidential election, the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, the sometimes-volatile relationship Lennon had with the magazine, and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner‘s post-2016 election interview with President Barack Obama.
You can also watch the special on HBO Now, HBO Go and HBO On Demand. Actor Jeff Daniels serves as the doc’s narrator.
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