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 from 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 'n' roll royalty," he said.
The documentary also will be shown later this year on HBO and the BBC.
The Stones, who 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.
"Wow, you know The Stones are old and antiquated when a posting about them only draws 6 comments in an hour,"
Naw, that's not it. It's this: it's difficult to get excited about them playing New York & London AGAIN.
Really? New Yorkers & Londoners get to see them AGAIN this year too-like every year for the past 50 years. Come on guys, give us a break! The world does not revolve around NY & London (as much as THEY might think it does.)
It's sad. 60plus year-olds who are world travelers but they've apparently never heard of Iowa.
Please ... STOP with the stupid dating sites!!! Infiltrating every place someone can post something.
Kudo's .... Stones, Paul McCartney. If you can make it to that kind of age in music biz. As 1toxictexan said .... I wish I could have afforded to go see their shows more often!!! And we used to live in Boston!!
Brian Jones found and put together the band.
I wonder if they going leave him in bottom of a swiming pool as allway's???