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Denis Leary’s new show ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ to premiere July 16 on FX

by on Jul.12, 2015, under FUNNIES, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Denis Leary’s new show ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ to premiere July 16 on FX

'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll,' the new show created by and starring Denis Leary, will make its premiere on FX this Thursday, July 16 at 10 PM e/p. Leary stars as “Johnny Rock,” lead singer of a legendary early 90'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 Johnny’s ego is his prostate. The drugs he really needs now aren't cocaine and marijuana - they're Crestor, Cymbalta, and Cialis. He's out of work, out of money, and out of show business options. That'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 Heathens' only album, and a stack of cash big enough to bring the whole band back into the studio. Only this time, SHE'S the lead singer and Johnny'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.

Dennis Leary himself says this about his show: "In the studio, we had the benefit of great musicians like Greg Dulli and Dave Rosser from The Afghan Whigs, and legendary New York guitarist Adam Roth from The Jim Carroll Band and The Del Fuegos. Not to mention also Alec Morton from Raging Slab on bass, famed keyboard artist Tommy Mandell, and ex-Ozzy Osbourne drummer Charly Roth. We've all known each other for decades and have a great studio shorthand, and Adam and Charly Roth were on-set as tech advisors. We aimed from the get-go to capture and use live vocals from the filmed performances, as well as live instrumentation in many of the scenes. I think the audience will recognize that almost every time Liz Gillies and I sing on the show, we are singing live - right in the room. I think film and TV audiences are savvy enough to know what's real and what's not when it comes to rock and roll. We also have a secret ingredient that no other music show has: comedy. There are a lot of really funny musical moments on this show - like our bass player Rehab's rock opera, 'An Gorta Mor' - a song cycle consisting of 29 songs about the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840's. It sends up the pretentious side of rock n' roll. He dreams of bringing it to Broadway like so many rock artists before him have - from Sting to Paul Simon to Green Day. The only thing missing from Rehab's plan? Talent."

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"My character, Johnny Rock, writes a song combining the style points of Radiohead and Morrissey. I'm pretty sure its the first time those two names have been included in the same song. Liz Gillies is obviously a massively talented singer, John Corbett sings and plays guitar, and Elaine Hendrix has a gorgeous voice. Those were really non-negotiable requirements for all three of those roles. I do my usual combination of Iggy Pop and Axl Rose - I'm more of a screamer, with a limited crooning range. To their credit, Bobby Kelly actually learned how to play the drums, and John Ales got pretty good on the bass before we started shooting."

"The other thing that is essential on this show was my working relationship with Chris Phillips. We go back 35 years, when we started writing funny songs for The Emerson Comedy Workshop, at Emerson College in Boston. Chris co-wrote 'The Asshole Song' with me - and many others. Having him producing in the studio and co-writing some of the songs with me - as well as penning 'An Gorta Mor' all by himself - I could NOT have done this show without him."

Leary serves as Executive Producer along with Jim Serpico. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios.

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Photo credits: Patrick Harbron/FX

Check out all the clips from the show posted pre-premiere so far:

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Sin City Sinners to flim scenes for new ‘We Three Kings’ video today at KISS by Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas

by on Dec.09, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Sin City Sinners to flim scenes for new ‘We Three Kings’ video  today at KISS by Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas

Sin City Sinners, featuring Todd Kerns (Slash), Brent Muscat (Faster Pussycat), Rob Cournoyer (Raging Slab) and Zach Throne (The Heights) — will film scenes for the official video for the song "We Three Kings" on Sunday, December 9 at Kiss By Monster Mini Golf, the rock and roll-themed amusement attraction based around the band KISS, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sin City Sinners manager Jason Green states, "We want [fans] to be in [the video]! We're looking for all kinds of wild and crazy people, so dress to impress and you might wind up in our video. Kiss By Monster Mini Golf is located at 4503 Paradise Road. Please arrive by 5 p.m."

"We Three Kings" comes off Sin City Sinners' third album, "A Sinners' Christmas", which came out last year. The CD features guest appearances by Frank Dimino (Angel), Jizzy Pearl (L.A. Guns, Ratt, Love/Hate), George Lynch (T&N, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Souls Of We), Slim Jim Phantom (Headcat, The Stray Cats), Louie Merlino (Beggars & Thieves), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), Pete Loran (Trixter), Ron Keel (Keel) and Sammy Serious (The Zeros). It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Hit Track Studios in Las Vegas and produced by Brent Muscat and Tom Parham, and executive-produced by Jason Green.

"A Sinners' Christmas" track listing:

1. We Three Kings (f/George Lynch & Todd Kerns)
2. Winter Wonderland (f/Frank Dimino of Angel)
3. Run Rudolph Run (f/Brent Muscat)
4. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree (f/Todd Kerns)
5. O Holy Night (f/Jizzy Pearl)
6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (f/Louie Merlino)
7. Jingle Bell Rock (f/Slim Jim Phantom, Michael Ellis)
8. Silent Night (f/Ron Keel)
9. I'll Be Home For Christmas (f/Pete Loran)
10. We Wish You A Sinners Christmas (f/Todd Kerns, Louie Merlino)

A portion of "A Sinners' Christmas" sales will go to the Toys For Tots Las Vegas chapter.

In 2010, Sin City Sinners released two CDs of original music, "Exile on Fremont Street" and the all-acoustic "Broken Record". The Sinners' music video, "Goin' To Vegas", received the 32nd annual Telly Award and the track "Numb" was nominated for an AVN award for "Best Original Song".




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Sin City Sinners ‘Rock n’ Roll Rat Pack’ of Las Vegas! announce all-star lineup of shows in September

by on Sep.01, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Sin City Sinners ‘Rock n’ Roll Rat Pack’ of Las Vegas! announce all-star lineup of shows in September

Las Vegas, NV -- Starting this month, the hardest working band in Las Vegas is going to start working a little harder. After 5 years together The Sin City Sinners have shown no signs of slowing down, winning countless awards, releasing 3 CDs & playing over 1000 shows with special appearances by many of Rock N Roll's elite.

"We wanted to build a community here in Vegas, we wanted Sin City Sinners to be more then just a band. We have created a Rock n Roll Rat Pack" says the groups founding member & lead guitarist Brent Muscat.

Soon The Sinners are taking another step toward their goal of being Las Vegas' #1 Rock N Roll headliner, debuting an unheard of line up of 6 shows a week.

The Sinners will perform 4 nights a week Tues-Fri at The Zebra Lounge, which is located at The Palazzo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Saturday nights will be at The Railhead inside locals favorite Boulder Station Casino and Mondays will be an all ages show at the Hard Rock Cafe on Paradise.

The band promises no two shows will ever be the same, but the one thing they all have in common is there is no cover charge to attend.

"This has always been the goal, we worked hard to brand Sin City Sinners into not only the busiest rock band in Vegas, but the most sought after" said Jason Green, the bands manager.

The band also has no plans on changing their line up of Special Guest Appearences, artists scheduled to jam in the next 30 days include: Sebastian Bach, Bruce Kulick (KISS), Mark Kendall (Great White), Ron Keel, Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt) Oz Fox (Stryper) & Frank Dimino (Angel)

The Sin City Sinners are celebrating five years together. Plans for a new CD of all original music are under a way, as well as a book chronicling the last five years.

Sin City Sinners is Brent Muscat (Faster Pussycat) Todd Kerns (Slash) Zach Throne (The Heights) & Rob Cournoyer (Raging Slab).

When Kerns is on tour with Slash he is substituted by Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith) & Louie Merlino (Beggars & Thieves)

While in Las Vegas, catch Sin City Sinners at the Hard Rock Cafe every Thursday night at 10 p.m., Boulder Station every saturday at 10 p.m., and The Palazzo every Sunday and Monday at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, including show dates & merchandise please visit

Here's footage of the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards Show after party with Sin City Sinners being joined by Marq Torien of Bulletboys and DJ Ashba (Guns N' Roses/SIXX A.M.) at Club Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on a cover of ZZ Top's 'Tush'

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