It’s getting closer to the FX July 16th premiere of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (SDRR) on FX, starring Denis Leary (Rescue Me) and Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious), and the clips keep on coming.
Watch the 1st official music video, the opening sequence, a bunch of 15-20 second clips, and see a few promo pics below.
The song, “Die Trying,” is pretty good. It’s heavy with a bluesy guitar riff. Elizabeth Gillies has an incredibly smoky voice, and is very easy on the eyes. They all look like they are having a lot of fun.
This has the promise to be a great show, not only because of the cast, but the premise of a washed up rock frontman of a washed up rock band, trying to make a comeback with his newly found daughter as the new singer, is an interesting one. There’s a lot they can do with that. On top of that, FX usually snaps up great shows – The Strain, Louie, SOA, The Americans, Archer, The Comedians, AHS, etc.
I’ll be tuning in. Will you?
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll centers on â€œJohnny Rockâ€ (Denis Leary), lead singer of a legendary early 90â€™s New York band called The Heathens. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kickass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album. Until they broke up. The same day the album dropped. Because lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett) found Johnny in bed with his wife. So the band became legendary for all the wrong reasons – like self-destructing sooner than any group in rock-n-roll history. 25 years later, the only thing bigger than Johnnyâ€™s ego is his prostate. The drugs he really needs now arenâ€™t cocaine and marijuana â€“ theyâ€™re Crestor, Cymbalta and Cialis. Heâ€™s out of work, out of money and out of show business options. Thatâ€™s when a massively talented young singer named Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) shows up – with a burning desire to be famous, a throwback appreciation for The Heathensâ€™ only album, and a stack of cash big enough to bring the whole band back into the studio. Only this time, SHEâ€™S the lead singer and Johnnyâ€™s just a behind-the-scenes songwriter. John Ales, Bobby Kelly and Elaine Hendrix round out the rest of this dysfunctional rock and roll family. The race is on to see who gets famous first – and for what reason.
Take the stage with the stars of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Watch the first official music video from FXâ€™s new series.
Rock stars need to feel comfortable in their own skin. Denis Leary and Elizabeth Gillies star in FXâ€™s new comedy, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Premieres Thursday, July 16th on FX.
Great hair. Terrible father. Denis Leary and Elizabeth Gillies star in FXâ€™s new comedy, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Premieres Thursday, July 16th on FX.
Johnny Rock. At least heâ€™s an expert in something. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll takes the stage Thursday, July 16th on FX.
Johnny Rock. Finding new highs to reach new lows. Denis Leary takes the stage in FXâ€™s new comedy, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Premieres Thursday, July 16th on FX.
Sample the sound of The Heathens. Check out the main title sequence for FXâ€™s new series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.