‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’, the first in-depth biography of guitar legend Ronnie Wood, receives its premiere on Sky Arts, 6 June 2020 at 9pm.
The film was shown at the London Film Festival last year, to great success, and is an intimate portrait of one of the most important guitarists is Rock Music.
The film takes its title from Wood surviving his chronic smoking habit.
Wood says: “When they operated on my cancer, they took away my emphysema. They said my lungs were as if I’d never smoked. I thought: ‘How’s that for a Get Out Of Jail Free card?’”.
The biography covers Wood’s early years to joining the music scene of the 1960s, his time with the Jeff Beck Group, finding fame with The Faces and becoming a permanent member of The Rolling Stones.
Featuring a host of interviews with current and former bandmates, there is also a collection of present day and archive performances, sure to be of interest to many.
Ronnie continues: “I live my life to the full, no regrets. I never got past 29 in my head and since I’m still here, I guess somebody up there does like me!
“Every day I continue to be inspired by my family, music and art. With my painting I embrace my peaceful side, but then on the flipside I get to rock out. I’m privileged to continue to have so many great moments in my life”.
Watch an extended trailer for the film here: