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E! to air special before Rolling Stones’ pay-per-view concert

E! to air special before Rolling Stones’ pay-per-view concert
Rolling Stones Ron Wood, left, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform at a concert in London on Nov. 29, 2012, marking the iconic British band’s 50th anniversary.
(Ben Stansall / AFP / Getty Images)

E! will broadcast a live pre-show ahead of the final night of the  Rolling Stones’ 50 & Counting anniversary shows at Newark, N.J.’s Prudential Center, the network announced Tuesday.

The one-hour special, dubbed “Live From the Rolling Stones,” will air on Dec. 15 and feature behind-the-scenes access to the show and exclusive interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. 

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“Live From the Rolling Stones” acts as a lead into the performance, which will also be broadcast on pay-per-view on Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. Eastern time/6 p.m. Pacific time through cable and satellite providers.

The band kicked off its 50 & Counting tour last week in London with a 2½-hour concert that included guest appearances from Mary J. Blige, Jeff Beck and ex-Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. The brief run celebrating their half-century together will stop in Brooklyn on Saturday (with Blige and buzzy guitarist Gary Clark Jr. tapped to join them) before the final two shows at Newark’s Prudential Center.

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WWE, the leading provider of pay-per-view programming, teamed with Dainty Group and Endemol to distribute and market the event, which they’ve titled “One More Shot” (which is also the name of one of two new tunes on the Stones’ recent retrospective, “GRRR!”).

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