Behind Scorsese And Jagger's TV Series 'Vinyl'

Publish Date
Sunday, 14 February 2016, 4:44PM

New television drama Vinyl teams Martin Scorsese with Mick Jagger for a story of sex drugs and rock 'n' roll from when the Big Apple was rotten. Russell Baillie reports from Los Angeles.

Even Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese can't always get what they want.

The pair first talked about a music business movie back in the 1990s. But it's taken until now for the idea to come to fruition.

It's also much altered from the original concept - a fusing of Jagger's music biz inside knowledge with the director's ability to create worlds where the inhabitants play by their own rules.

"I had an idea years ago that I took to Marty and asked him what he thought, and we tried to develop it as a movie," says Jagger, via satellite feed to a Los Angeles press event.

"And we developed it and developed it. We wrote scripts. It was a very sprawling idea. And when TV series came online and started to become interesting, respectable, money making, we decided to make a TV series of it."

Read the full story at NZ Herald

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