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Stones Doc Debuts On HBO Tonight

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The latest Rolling Stones documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, will debut on HBO Thursday night at 9 ET. Produced as part of their 50th anniversary celebration, the two-hour film does not encapsulate the 50 years, but rather a series of obstacles the band has overcome including the riots that were a common occurrence at their shows in the ’60s, the drug busts, the death of guitarist Brian Jones, the murder at their performance at the Altamont Festival and their fleeing to France to avoid the U.K. tax collector.

The Stones attended the U.S. premiere of Crossfire Hurricane Tuesday night in New York, and on Wednesday night they were at New York’s Museum of Modern Art for a reception in celebration of The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film retrospective that opens to the public on Thursday and runs through December 2nd. The band will then head back to London to resume rehearsals for their two shows there later this month followed by three in the New York City-area in December.

Crossfire Hurricane highlights some of the low points of the band’s career and how they overcame them and Mick Jagger has a few personal positive highlights from throughout their 50 years. While he says it’s hard to list them, three that come to mind are:

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