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Watch the Roadies Pilot now!

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Happy Monday everybody. Showtime has made the pilot for Roadies available for free to anyone. Just a word of warning that some streaming platforms will be editing the episode for content (i.e. nudity and language). If you are a paid Showtime or Hulu subscriber it appears that episode will be uncut. Most likely this free episode is only available to stream in North America.

It can be watched on Showtime.com, YouTube, Hulu, iTunes and many other platforms. Let us know what you think!

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Jun 13, 2016

New Extended Roadies Trailer

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Here’s our first extended look at Roadies. The song featured here is “San Francisco” by The Mowglis. Cameron directs the first three episodes of the series and we thought you might like the titles.

  • Episode 1: Life is a Carnival
  • Episode 2: What Would Phil Do
  • Episode 3: The Bryce Newman Letter

Roadies debuts on Showtime on June 26th.

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May 26, 2016

Imogen on Roadies

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We love Kelly Ann in Roadies and we think you will too. Here’s a recent interview that Imogen Poots did about the show, her character Kelly Ann and her newest movie Pop Star with Out.

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May 18, 2016

Roadies Teaser: 60 Shows, 43 Cities

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Showtime keeps cranking out the Roadies footage/trailers, so I thought I’d share the latest one here. We hope to have some additional Roadies pieces soon…stay tuned!

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May 9, 2016

Reignwolf on Roadies

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We wanted to share with you all that Reignwolf is coming soon to Roadies. Here’s a sneak peek from the set.

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Apr 11, 2016

Human Highway & Rust Never Sleeps Talk

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In anticipation of tonight’s double feature screening of Neil Young’s Human Highway and Rust Never Sleeps, Cameron spoke to the Huffington Post about those films and much more. Enjoy!

A Conversation with Cameron Crowe Mostly About Neil Young

Mike Ragogna: Cameron, on the surface, Human Highway can be a goofball comedy or a stoner flick. But I believe it’s really a pretty dark commentary on nuclear power, war, and the mistreatment of Indigenous Nations. It’s an amazing movie when you consider what it achieved.

Cameron Crowe: Very true. I loved being able to write about Neil Young for Rolling Stone, he was one of the artists I was able to follow through the years. He was often open to interviews, and always there to give me a peek behind the curtain on his many projects. I was invited to come and watch him direct Human Highway. He directed like he performed as a singer-songwriter: spontaneous but with a structure. It was so interesting to watch him translating that style into talking to and directing actors, some of them with storied careers in acting behind them. People like Russ Tamblyn and Dennis Hopper. They were all drawn into his directing spell, which was something of  a cross between “Cortez The Killer” and Howard Hawks. He was working with cinema, but still creating an atmosphere for intense creativity, not unlike what he does when he plays with Crazy Horse or any of his bands. He is a master of feel, and so it was on the set of Human Highway. He was at the peak of his post-Harvest powers.  Dennis Hopper was, I think, not at his zenith. Dennis was kind of on the ropes at the time–professionally and personally. I remember Neil Young had a checkbook around his neck, on a lanyard. I asked somebody, “Why does Neil have a checkbook around his neck?” and they said, “Because Dennis Hopper keeps asking him for money, and he said, ‘What, do you think I got a checkbook hanging around my neck?'” [laughs] Ultimately, he gave in and got one to prove a point to Dennis Hopper.

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Feb 29, 2016

Roadies Debuts June 26th

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It’s official! Roadies will debut on Showtime on Sunday, June 26th. Here’s the official trailer. Enjoy!

 

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Feb 12, 2016

EW’s First Look at Roadies

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Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino. Photo by Katie Yu and courtesy of Showtime.

Roadies is featured in Entertainment Weekly‘s latest “First Look” issue. The preview includes a Q & A with Cameron. Here’s an excerpt, for the entire article, check out the story over at EW. 

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Almost Famous writer-director Cameron Crowe is going behind the music again – this time with a TV series starring Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots as the support staff for a touring rock band.

In Almost Famous you shined a spotlight on a kid coming of age on the road, following around a rising band. Now you’re shining the spotlight on the people who shine the spotlights on the band. What intrigued you about that side of the business?

I hadn’t seen their stories told….I always used to see these pictures – or when we’d film something – where Elton John would come down the hallway of the Forum on his way to the stage, and some poor [stagehand] would be moving a cart, and he’d see the camera and Elton coming and he’d be like [mimics someone trying to get out of the frame]. The camera would just move past him, and I was like, No – let’s do the show where the camera’s on this guy that’s against the wall. Let Elton John go. We want to know his world. That’s kind of the show.

How long have you had the idea for Roadies?

It happened about eight years ago. J.J. [Abrams, an exec producer alongside My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holtzman and Crowe] and I both came up at the same time working with Jim Brooks, so we became friends. And then one time we just started pitching. He said, “I went to this show, and I looked up, and I saw this girl on a rigging tower, and I just wondered, “What is her world like?” And I was like, “Well, I’ll tell you what her world is like,” and he’s like, “You know, this is your show.” I said, “Wow, okay.” We never see the band, we never hear the band. It’s about the people. It’s about that girl and those people that disappear when the lights go down.”

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J.J. Abrams, Luke Wilson and Cameron on the set of Roadies. Photo by Katie Yu and courtesy of Showtime.

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly – Dan Snierson – January 8/15, 2016

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Jan 5, 2016

Mike Finger’s The Blue and the Black