"Under the Influence," Keith Richards documentary, hits Netflix on Sept. 18

BY JAMES CARLIN
Posted on JUL 23, 2019

Netflix will air a new documentary chronicling the influences and heroes of Keith Richards, the legendary guitarist for the Rolling Stones.

The legendary Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards, will be honored with a new documentary, directed by Morgan Neville, titled Keith Richards: Under the Influence. According to a Digital Trends report, the documentary will explore the musicians that influenced Richards, and offer insights into his first solo album in 23 years.

Neville won an Oscar last year for his film 20 Feet from Stardom, chronicling the secret lives of background singers for some of the world's biggest musicians. Neville boasts a long resume of rock documentaries, covering Pearl Jam, Iggy & the Stooges, and Johnny Cash.
Netflix executive Lisa Nishimura said, "There's no one who could bring this unprecedented look into the musical influences of Keith Richards to life as distinctively as Morgan Neville. Our viewers around the world are going to love the rare moments he has captured."

The film touches on early moments in Keith Richards' career, from the first time he met Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters and other blues legends in Chicago, to the period where he fell in love with country music in Nashville, TN.

Neville is a huge fan of Richards, and asserts that the guitarist's face would surely be included in any large-scale rock n roll monument if it were to ever be built. Keith Richards represents the soul of rock music, and Neville worked hard to capture the soul of the man himself. The documentary will appear on Netflix on September 18, much to the delight of fans worldwide