The premiere of HBO’s newest documentary special ‘Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge’ took place Monday night in New York, and brought out a crowd of stars to celebrate the magazine’s newest venture.
Co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner and co-directors Blair Foster and Alex Gibney walked the red carpet. Designer Vera Wang, The Deuce star Dominique Fishback, author Tom Wolfe, journalist Norah O’Donnell, Danny Strong, Rita Nakouzi and Touré, Bob Balaban, Griffin Dunne and musician Paul Shaffer were also in attendance.
The special, which focuses on the early years of Rolling Stone and focuses on some of its most influential stories to date, had its early screening at Florence Gould Hall. The red carpet gave attendees the chance to discuss the magazine’s impact. “It stays current. It’s found a way to satisfy modern music fans and people with a social conscious and interest in what’s happening in the world,” said past Rolling Stone cover star Michael J. Fox, “It’s remained relevant.”
“[Rolling Stone has] really been kind of a ledger for the last 50 years of popular culture and history and music.” said Wenner media president and CEO Gus Wenner, “What’s so great about the documentary is that it really focuses on the work and the output and the substance of what Rolling Stone created.”
A premiere after party was held at the NYC restaurant The Pool. The four part special is set to premiere its first hour on HBO Monday, November 6.