It’s only rock’n’roll — but Cuba really seems to like it. Last March, the Rolling Stones played an historic show in Havana, performing “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Paint It Black,” “Midnight Rambler” and a host of other tracks to an audience long-starved of major music acts thanks to the embargo of the country.
“Cuba’s incredible, man,” Stones guitarist Keith Richards told EW this month. “We were playing to a million-odd people. And they were all saying ‘The times they are a-changing.’ Just one great incredible rush of adrenaline and joy. Was so happy to be there. Never thought I’d get there. Mind you, I didn’t think I’d get to Moscow either! But incredible to go to places that have been so isolated from us all for so long. A beautiful feeling.”
On Nov. 11, Eagle Rock Entertainment is releasing The Stones’ performance under the title Havana Moon on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+2CD, DVD+3LP, Digital Video, and Digital Audio. You can see the trailer for Havana Moon below and an exclusive clip of the band performing “Paint It Black,” above. And you can read much more from Richards in the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly.