“Keith Richards: Under the Influence,” a new documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist from Academy Award winner Morgan Neville, will premiere exclusively on Netflix Sept. 18, the streaming service announced Tuesday at TCA.
The film visits key people and places that have inspired Richards and his music. It will examine locales like: Chicago, where Richards first encountered Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Chess Records; Nashville, where Richards explores his long love of country music; and New York, where Richards recorded his latest solo album and collaborated with the likes of Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel.
Produced by Academy Award- and Emmy-winning producers RadicalMedia (“What Happened, Miss Simone?,” “The Fog of War”), the film explores Richards’ genesis as a songwriter, guitarist and performer as he creates his first solo album in 23 years.
A culmination of both new and classic music, rare archival materials and hours of conversations with Richards, the film documents his long and unusual journey to becoming a music legend.
“If there’s a Mount Rushmore of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Keith’s face is surely on it. He has always represented the soul of rock music, for all of the light and dark shades that implies,” Neville said. “To my relief, Keith Richards turned out to be a real man, full of humor, knowledge and wisdom. That’s the real Keith we’ve worked to capture in our film and I’m honored to bring it to a global audience via Netflix.”