Filmed in Atlantic City, and featuring guest appearances by Eric Clapton and Axl Rose, "Steel Wheels Live" documents a standout show from the Rolling Stones' landmark 1989 tour, whose staging and lighting designs transformed the industry.
Even the best bands can hit a rough patch. For the Rolling Stones, it struck during the mid-‘80s. After starting the decade strong with the bracing “Tattoo You” album, the group issued two follow-up sets that, by the standards of “the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band,” let many critics and listeners down. Moreover, the lead members of the quintet were at loggerheads. Mick Jagger frustrated Keith Richards by deciding not to tour, choosing instead to release two solo albums, which caused the guitarist to respond by putting out a solo work of his own, “Talk Is Cheap.”