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07th Aug 2015

Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger tease their co-produced show ‘Vinyl’

When film and rock royalty collide

Lia Nicholls

Spending an evening in a room listening to Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese sharing toe-curling tales aided by the finest whisky is stuff of dreams.

It seems their new show might be the closest we get to doing so.

The Rolling Stones frontman and film directing mogul are about to release their co-produced HBO drama ‘Vinyl’.

It tells the story of Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, a music executive trying to resurrect his record label.

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It stinks of Scorsese, while you can also feel the influence of writers Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos) and George Mastras (Breaking Bad). And while it’s not obviously biographical, Jagger would have thrown gold at the project.

The scene is set by Cannavale proclaiming, ‘So, this is my story clouded by lost brain cells and maybe a little bullsh*t’, and for the next 60 seconds its drugs, guns, girls and gigs, all to the soundtrack of New York Dolls’ Personality Crisis.

The series starts Monday, February 15, 9pm, Sky Atlantic.