The Rolling Stones to celebrate 60th anniversary with four-part series featuring never-before-seen footage

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31 Mar 2022, 13:20

The Rolling Stones performing live (L-R) Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Steve Jones, Keith Richards

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To commemorate their big birthday this year, The Rolling Stones will mark 60 years together with a new documentary series. 

The four-part show, called My Life as a Rolling Stone, will focus on the iconic band, with each episode centred on a different band member. 

The show will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in the summer, with Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and the late Charlie Watts getting their own hour-long episode. 

Charlie passed away aged 80 in August, and the series will feature tributes to the legendary drummer, as well as brand new interviews with Mick, Keith and Ronnie. 

There will also be some unseen footage and exclusive stories from the band, as well as archived performances. 

A press release announcing the news explained: “It tells the story of one of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll bands in a way that has never been done before - by viewing the band through the musical lens of each member, delving deep into their personalities, passions and memories from the past sixty years.

“Four hour-long films, each an intimate portrait of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, show how these individual musical geniuses came together to make the music that has provided the soundtrack to the lives of millions.”

Not only will fans hear from the band themselves, but there will also be commentary from the likes of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Sir Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. 

On the now docuseries, The Rolling Stones' manager Joyce Smyth said: “We are thrilled to celebrate sixty years of The Rolling Stones with these four films which give fans around the world a new and fascinating look at the band.”

My Life as a Rolling Stone won’t be the only new series to enjoy, as the BBC teased “a star-studded season of programmes across television, radio and digital platforms.”

The exciting news comes just after guitarist Ronnie Wood put his artistic talents to good use, by painting for a charity art sale. But it’s an art sale with a twist. 

The rocker’s painting is one of over 3,000 artworks that are up for grabs, and buyers won’t be told which one is his until after it has been sold. 

The legendary musician is donating a painting to Incognito 2022, which is a sale that only identifies who the artists are once it closes. And, with over 3,200 artworks in the collection, it might be tricky working out which one belongs to Wood! 

Incognito 2022 is Ireland’s biggest online art sale, and raises money for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.