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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Finds Fertile Ground In Rock & Roll Hedonism!

SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL - Pictured: Denis Leary as Johnny. CR. Danny Clinch/FX
SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL – Pictured: Denis Leary as Johnny. CR. Danny Clinch/FX

In the ‘90s there was a rock band called The Heathens. Led by Johnny Rock, they were legendary but the day their first album dropped, they broke up.  Now, twenty-five years later, they have a chance to get it together and take another shot at the big time, but with one big difference – Rock is relegated to songwriting and the band is being led by the daughter he never knew he had.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX, Thursdays, 10/9C) is a full throttle exploration of the rock & roll lifestyle – then and now. It’s also funny and hell and surprisingly poignant. It has the potential to be the best thing Denis Leary has ever done – and I’m including The Ref and Rescue Me in that assessment.

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