“Nine years into their existence as the world’s greatest rock & roll band, The Rolling Stones learned to their great dismay that they were not only broke, but would have to leave England to avoid paying British income tax,” wrote Robert Greenfield.
So the Stones, forced to flee the country, go to Nellcôte, a seaside mansion in France where Keith Richards has decided to hide away from authorities.
Nellcôte happens to be the former headquarters of the local Gestapo during the Nazi occupation of France. Darkness and desperation swirl around the Stones.
It is in this place where the Rolling Stones will record their next album. They need to pay their debts, and they need an album (and tour) to do it.