• Amazon Prime Video unveiled this Friday, the first three episodes of Daisy Jones & The Six, a highly anticipated series on the world of rock 'n' roll of the 1970s.
  • And while it has not been released, the HBO series The Idol, carried by The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp, is already scandalous according to the latest issue of the American magazine Rolling Stone.
  • On the occasion of the release of Daisy Jones and The Six, 20 Minutes works on this world of rock that has invaded that of series, with its more or less successful oxen.

Series, drugs and rock'n'roll. Amazon Prime Video unveiled this Friday the first three episodes of Daisy Jones & The Six, a highly anticipated series on the world of rock'n'roll of the 1970s. The ten episodes were produced by Reese Witherspoon and created by Taylor Jenkins Reid based on her eponymous bestseller, which had squatted on The New York Times' list of the top ten bestsellers for one hundred consecutive weeks. Daisy Jones & The Six is loosely inspired by the collaboration of the British band Fleetwood Mac with American singer Stevie Nicks and the recording of their biggest hit, the album Rumours, released in 1977. Or how a rock band, led by the sloppy Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin), went from obscurity to glory for the time of a record, by associating with Daisy Jones (Riley Keough), a singer as talented as charismatic.

If rap has Empire or Atlanta, country music, Nashville, and classical music, Mozart in the Jungle, rock'n'roll would lack its prestigious drama series. Will Daisy Jones & The Six be able to fill the gap? According to the investigation published by Rolling Stone on Wednesday, it will not be necessary in any case not to count on The Idol, HBO series postponed many times and created by the singer The Weeknd, the producer Reza Fahim and the showrunner of Euphoria Sam Levinson.

A "monkeemania" for two seasons

According to the famous American magazine, this romance between a young pop singer (Lily-Rose Depp) and the enigmatic owner of a Los Angeles club (The Weeknd) would promote rape culture. And would therefore be far from the iconic series that were inspired by the history of rock but also greatly marked it. Lily-Rose Depp would therefore be far from overshadowing The Monkees which, in the mid-1960s, brought rock into the world of soap operas. American answer to "beatlemania", The Monkees, aping the crazy of the four boys in the wind in the film A Hard Day's Night, follows the tribulations of an eponymous rock band, created especially for the needs of the series. The show and the musical formation are a great success, generating a "monkeemania" before running out of steam after two seasons.

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This was without counting the appearance of a crazy Alice Cooper in Monk, Sonic Youth and the group No Doubt in Gossip Girl or Black Sabbath in The Experts and The Cranberries in Charmed, The Violent Women in Sabrina, the apprentice witch andBeach Boys in Malibu Alert. There are countless cameos in spades in Newport Beach (The Killers, Subways, Modest Mouse, etc.) and we will remember David Bowie who plays Rod Serling, the creator of Twilight Zone, presenting the anthology The Predators or Johnny Hallyday in the skin of police officer David Lansky. The prize goes to Iggy Pop who plays the aliens in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine!

Quality stews and side projects

In short, rock and pop culture have always been very linked. And not only to the image since the artists obviously squat the soundtracks. In 1985, Eric Clapton signed that of the BBC ecological thriller, Edge of Darkness, Bernie Bonvoisin of Trust that of the anticipation series The Hordes in 1991, Mogwaï that of the Revenants in 2012, Nick Cave, that of Peaky Blinders in 2013.

Still, television series have not always been up to rock legends. Despite Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire) and JJ Abrams in the credits, Roadies, named after the technicians who set up and dismantle the concert stages every night, stopped after one season. Vinyl, a tantalizing chronicle of a record company in 1970s New York, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, has been mired in two seasons in an uninteresting criminal plot. As for the two seasons of the FX series, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, by and with Denis Leary, they were not unanimous.

All about the news of TV series

However, some less ambitious projects managed to find the right agreement. CMT's miniseries, Sun Records, telling the story of Sam Phillips who signed, among others, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, was able to tell the origins of the musical genre in 2017. In 1998, How to Become a Rock Star?, was able to tell the story of Britpop with Noel Gallagher (Oasis) as guest star. This six-part British miniseries tells the story of how to start a rock band, an almost obligatory passage from the teens dramas of Happy Days to Freaks and Geeks... through Helen and the boys.

And while waiting for the Mad Men of rock'n'roll, we will not sulk his pleasure in front of the impeccable vocal performances of Riley Keough in the ten episodes of Daisy Jones & The Six, who is none other than the King's granddaughter himself, Elvis Presley.

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