Shining A Light on Scorsese And The Rolling Stones

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Renowned director Martin Scorsese’s new film about the Rolling Stones is earning him some favorable reviews. I suppose that’s no surprise considering some of his previous work such as Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino.

The new film, Shine A Light is described by Scorsese as the culmination of 40 years worth of filming the Rolling Stones.

Scorsese and the Stones recently had a chat with U.K. newspaper The Times. It’s an article of considerable length compared to the entertainment pieces I normally see, and is an interesting read, particularly if you are a serious Stones fan.

Although there’s a lot more included in the article, one of the tidbits I found most interesting included word from Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts regarding Christina Aguilera’s performance. They seemed very impressed with her vocal abilities and her ability to keep her cool onstage with the legendary Stones. Aguilera was a guest performer at the New York City show where the Shine A Light was filmed.

There’s also a story or two related by the Stones, such as the mention of a time when there was some trouble in Arkansas when Keith Richards was driving while stoned and wound up in jail for a day.

To read the entire article visit The Times Online.

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