New film to chronicle Rolling Stones' journey

LONDON (AP) — A documentary with newly-released historic footage will trace The Rolling Stones' 50-year journey from teenagers to rock icons, publicists for the band said Thursday.

The film, titled "Crossfire Hurricane" — from a lyric in "Jumping Jack Flash" — is due for release in some British cinemas in October.

The documentary includes footage showing the band's first road trips and the chaos of early tours, accompanied by commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.

"This is not an academic history lesson," director Brett Morgen said in a statement. Instead, the film invites the audience to experience "the Stones' nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty," he said.

The documentary also will be shown later this year on HBO and the BBC.

The Stones, which are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, have so far kept their plans secret. On Thursday, a publicist for the band denied reports that it will play four shows in London and New York in November.

The reports followed rumors that the rockers may be releasing new material after Jagger tweeted a photo of him holding a guitar inside a Paris recording studio this week.

The band first played in July, 1962 at The Marquee Club in London.