By GABRIELLA BOCK | Reporter
Palisadian Stevie Nicks will appear in an upcoming HBO docuseries to give commentary on a subject that may surprise you.
In “The Defiant Ones,” a four-part series chronicling the unlikely partnership between Andre Romelle Young––commonly known as Dr. Dre––and now Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine, Nicks and a brigade of music’s modern heroes help piece together the historical significance of the Interscope collaborative.
With its name directly lifted from the 1958 Stanley Kramer film starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier, HBO’s “The Defiant Ones” makes subtle reference to the original Hollywood relationship that brought racial politics into the limelight.
Directed by Allen Hughes, the series is more than just a re-telling of time. Set over six decades, the limited series explores the failures and struggles of both men, from Iovine’s rocky childhood in 1960s Brooklyn to the harrowing regret Dre felt following the death of friend Tupac Shakur.
The documentary also includes special appearances by Palisades Charter High School alumnus and Grammy-winning artist and producer Will.i.am as well as Tom Petty and Snoop Dogg.
“‘The Defiant Ones’ has everything you expect in a great story—drama and humor, tragedy and triumph,” Casey Bloys, the president of HBO Programming, said. “Allen Hughes takes you on a journey through some of the most important flash points of popular culture, and I’m delighted we can bring this unforgettable saga to our viewers.”
The first episode of “The Defiant Ones” will premiere on July 9, with the following three episodes premiering on July 10, 11 and 12.
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