'My Life as a Rolling Stone' shines a stadium-worthy spotlight on the Rolling Stones

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Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood.

(CNN)"The Beatles: Get Back" set a precise precocious bar for philharmonic nostalgia, but "My Life As a Rolling Stone" is nary slouch, breaking the 4 set members into their ain dedicated hours, with extended entree to the 3 surviving members and a who's who of stone voices serving arsenic the chorus. Yes, you can't ever get what you want, but for Rolling Stones fans, this should travel close.

Narrated by Sienna Miller, the docuseries -- playing connected the BBC successful the UK and connected the Epix wage transmission successful the US -- interviews Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood connected camera, portion leaving the musicians, managers and others with penetration astir the set arsenic off-camera voices, keeping the absorption squarely connected the Stones.

Nicely written, the opening installment (devoted to Jagger, naturally) describes the radical arsenic "a nexus betwixt the counterculture of the 1960s and the commercialized modern world."

    There's biographical worldly focusing connected their philharmonic influences, specified arsenic however Jagger -- the wide person and "brand manager," arsenic 1 perceiver puts it -- fundamentally studied Little Richard arsenic helium learned however to bid a stage. That included creating the stone stadium experience, arsenic Jon Bon Jovi notes, calling his archetypal vulnerability to those aboriginal shows "mind-blowing."

      Mick Jagger performing, arsenic  seen successful  'My Life arsenic  a Rolling Stone.'

      Jagger insists helium was really naïve astir the interaction of his androgynous look ("I didn't adjacent cognize I was doing androgyny"), portion Richards credits the Beatles and their burgeoning popularity successful the '60s with making the Stones happen.

      "Without the Beatles the Stones would ne'er person been there," helium says.

      Ever colorful, the Richards hr details his estimation arsenic a "defiant hedonist" and cause abuser, but besides a trailblazer who helped make the band's dependable and representation -- "The model," arsenic Slash of Guns 'N Roses says, "that each of america rebellious stone guitarists follow."

        Wood, meanwhile, is presented arsenic the glue that held the Stones unneurotic aft helium replaced Mick Taylor successful the mid-1970s, mounting his ego speech to woody with his higher-maintenance partners. The last installment pays tribute to the precocious drummer Charlie Watts, who died successful 2021. "The champion drummer England has ever produced," Richards says.

        Executive shaper Steve Condie and the 4 directors don't gloss implicit controversies and excesses associated with the Stones, but the accent is intelligibly to present a solemnisation of their artistry arsenic good arsenic longevity arsenic still-rocking septuagenarians.

        Those decades successful the spotlight and the ample footage associated with them output dividends for the filmmakers if not ever the members themselves, who concede that the unrelenting attraction is thing of a double-edged sword.

        "Some radical tin instrumentality it, and immoderate radical can't," Jagger says, discussing the pressures associated with fame. "It's a spot of a pact with the devil."

          "My Life As a Rolling Stone" fosters a grade of sympathy for these devils, but mostly, a consciousness of appreciation for decades of a level of stone wizardry that, with apologies to the song, needs nary introduction.

          "My Life As a Rolling Stone" premieres Aug. 7 connected Epix.

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