This week, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is celebrating Rolling Stones Week. On each night’s show, the music guest will perform a song from the band’s 1972 classic Exile on Main Street. The first guest is Green Day, who will be performing with blues master Taj Mahal (Yup, sounds weird to me too). Keith Urban and Sheryl Crow play the next two nights before Phish shows them all how it’s done on Thursday night’s show. On Friday they wrap it all up with the full length debut of the new Stones doc Stones in Exile complete with an appearance by Mick Jagger.
Why now? Well, the Stones are releasing a deluxe reissue of Exile, and must have figured “Why bother getting the band back together when you can get others to play your songs and promote it for you?”. The super deluxe reissue will include 10 “new” tracks, a vinyl copy of the album, and a DVD of the Stones in Exile documentary film. The “new” tracks come from the Exile sessions, some of which feature re-recorded vocals and guitars from Mick and Keith. The first of these tunes was released a few weeks ago, and sounds great leaving high hopes for the rest of the bunch.
The documentary documents the recording of the album and the ensuing debauchery that came to define these sessions. Sex, Drugs, and Rock and roll should all be pretty well represented. Check out the clip below for a quick preview of the film.