After much hype, the public is finally getting a first look at Vinyl, the new HBO series about the New York City music scene of the 1970s featuring Mick Jagger as Executive Producer and Martin Scorsese as Director of the pilot.
The pilot was filmed back in June 2014, with the show receiving a full season pickup that December. The show itself centers around Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), a record executive during the explosion of punk and disco. The cast also includes Olivia Wilde (who plays Richie’s wife, Devon), Ray Romano (as Zak Yankovich, Head of Promotions at Richie’s label), Mick’s son James Jagger (as Kip Stevens, lead singer of punk band Nasty Bits) and Andrew “Dice” Clay (as Frank “Buck” Rogers, owner of many radio stations that also is a big fan of the “Nose Candy.”)
Props to whoever chose The New York Dolls’ “Personality Crisis” to provide the soundtrack for this trailer. Couldn’t think of a more perfect song to help capture the chaos of this minute-long sneak-peak. (Warning: Trailer contains some NSFW language.)
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.