Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll finds creator/writer/producer/star Leary playing a washed up rocker who tries to make one last go at success after reuniting with his estranged daughter (Elizabeth Gillies). But don’t think Spinal Tap — while Leary’s show certainly has fun with the burnt out narcissism of rock stars, this isn’t broad parody. It’s as much a show about dysfunctional families (both rock and biological) reconnecting as it is a bawdy, incisive comedy about the music world in 2015.
As for those songs, Leary wrote two by himself (including the fist-pumping title track) and tapped Chris Phillips — who helped write his seminal ’90s hit “Asshole” — on two others. And the show brought some real-life rockers into the mix: Both Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl and Afghan Whigs‘ Greg Dulli pop up in the pilot, with the latter contributing vocals and guitar to the theme song.
Check out Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll when it premieres on FX Thursday, June 16, at 10 p.m.
Here’s a little snippet….