29 June, 2016 - NME.com
The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is to host his own weekend of programmes on BBC Four.
Details have yet to be finalised for Keith Richards’ Lost Weekend of shows in autumn, but BBC Four say it’s likely to include “documentaries, films and live performances”. Richards will introduce both night’s programmes in excerpts directed by Julien Temple.
Temple has also directed a new documentary about Richards, Keith Richards – The Origin Of The Species. The hour-long show, which BBC2 will screen in July, sees Richards talk about his childhood in post-war Kent. A trailer for the documentary can be seen here.
Temple’s film is the centrepiece of the BBC’s My Generation season, which also saw Tom Jones host The Decade That Made Me about his musical influences.
Other films by Temple include The Sex Pistols documentary The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle and Glastonbury documentary Glastonbury as well as Absolute Beginners, the 1950s-set drama which starred David Bowie.
The Rolling Stones’ memorabilia exhibition Exhibitionism is on at London’s Saatchi Gallery until September. The band have said they are recording their first album of covers, which is rumoured to be out in 2017.
The band headline the first Desert Trip festival on October 7 and 14 in California, where they play with Bob Dylan on a bill which also includes Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who. The Stones’ only other scheduled gig this year is at Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena on October 19. Richards released solo album 'Crosseyed Heart' last September.