Stylistically, the documentary will feature audio interviews with world-renowned musicians from Dylan to Springsteen to John Lennon, along with previously unheard recordings from journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson.

 

Phil Edgar-Jones, Channel Director of Sky Arts, said: “The impact on popular culture and journalism of Rolling Stone Magazine is immense. Sky Arts is proud to have this superb Alex Gibney series as a centrepiece of the November schedules.”

 

Greg Phillips, President of Distribution at Kew Media Group, commented: “What started as a barometer for the arts and cultural community, and a mouthpiece for political viewpoints, has grown into one of the most significant and recognizable international brands of our time. Rolling Stone’s deeply instilled fusion of creativity and exclusive insight into the world of music transcends borders and we are proud to be distributing Alex’s latest addition to the Jigsaw stable.”

 

James Cabourne, Executive Chairman of Nevision, added: “Rolling Stone magazine is an icon and has played a significant role in the lives of many generations of young people around the world. We are genuinely thrilled to be working alongside talent such as Alex Gibney to bring unheard interviews of music’s finest and most influential figures to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. This is a fitting celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary and we are confident it will resonate globally.”

 

Alex Gibney has been called ‘the most important documentarian of our time’ by Esquire Magazine and ‘one of America’s most successful and prolific documentary filmmakers’ by The New York Times and  his films have won the Academy Award, multiple Emmy Awards, the Grammy Award, several Peabody Awards, the DuPont-Columbia Award, The Independent Spirit Award, and The Writers Guild Awards.