November 10, 2016


Rolling Stones Reveal Who 'Honky Tonk Women' Is About

The Rolling Stones announced on Thursday that their Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America film will be hitting theaters for one day only on Dec. 12.

The movie is about their trek in Latin America, where they hit up 10 cities, stopping in Havana for an unprecedented concert in March at the end of the tour. Cuba has just recently opened to tourism, and for a long time, rock 'n' roll music wasn't allowed.

In the clip from the documentary, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards talk about how their original visit to a ranch in Brazil inspired their 1969 Let It Bleed cut "Honky Tonk Women." Richards explains the country influence. "What do you do on a ranch and evening is coming up and you got a couple of guitars?" he said. "Suddenly, Hank Williams came to mind, and maybe that's retrospect or not. ... I think we were kicking around old country songs."

Richards also revealed who inspired the song: "Let's not forget the honky tonk woman herself, Cathy James. Great friend of the whole band," Richards said slyly about the model, who was briefly Jagger's live-in girlfriend.

"And her friend Candy," Jagger reminded his bandmate.

"Candy I never got to," Richards joked.

Watch the full trailer for Olé Olé Olé! below: