This article is about comedy television series. For the Ian Dury song, see Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. For other uses, see Sex and drugs and rock and roll.
Genre Comedy
Created by Denis Leary
Opening theme "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" by Denis Leary
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • William R. Nielsen Jr.
  • Christopher LaVasseur
  • Elizabeth Merrick
  • Kyle Gilman
  • William Henry
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor 20th Television
Original network FX
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) – September 1, 2016 (2016-09-01)
External links

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is an American comedy television series created by and starring Denis Leary. The series aired on FX for a total of 20 episodes from July 16, 2015,[1][2] through September 1, 2016.

In September 2015, the network renewed the show for a second season, which premiered on June 30, 2016.[3][4] On September 9, 2016, following the end of the second season, FX canceled the show.[5]


Johnny Rock (Denis Leary), lead singer of The Heathens, a rising rock band from the late 80s/early 90s that broke up following the release of only one album, mainly due to his life of excess, struggles to make it in the music industry 25 years later. Rock is given a second chance when his estranged daughter Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) moves to New York to try to make it as a musician. She comes up with a proposition: if her dad reforms the Heathens, she'll replace him as lead singer, the band will change their name to The Assassins, and in return he'll stay on board as lead songwriter for the band, as well as coach to Gigi. Rock experiences the challenges of an aging rock star in a music landscape fueled by hip-hop and pop, as well as caring for someone other than himself for once with his daughter back in his life.





Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (Songs from the FX Original Comedy Series)
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released September 10, 2015
Recorded 2015
Genre Soundtrack, Rock
Length 59:01
Label FX Networks

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (Songs from the FX Original Comedy Series)[8] is the soundtrack album for the first season of FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The album was released on September 10, 2015.

No.TitleRecording artist(s)Length
1."Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll"  Denis Leary3:03
2."Animal"  Elizabeth Gillies2:46
3."Die Trying"  Denis Leary3:08
4."Radiohead Meets Morrissey"  Denis Leary0:41
5."Bloody English Whores" (An Gorta Mor Movement #2)John Ales1:08
6."Sinner's Gold"  Denis Leary1:10
7."Éire and Ire" (An Gorta Mor Movement #23)John Ales1:13
8."New York 2015"  Elizabeth Gillies3:56
9."Desire"  Elizabeth Gillies3:13
10."Sinner Baby"  Denis Leary2:40
11."Die Trying"  Elizabeth Gillies3:14
12."F**k the Queen (Of England)"  John Ales1:03
13."Baby It's Late"  Callie Thorne4:04
14."Johnny Cash Said"  Denis Leary2:15
15."Put It On Me"  Denis Leary, Elizabeth Gillies2:39
16."Baby Get Down"  Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix3:19
17."One Old Broad"  Kelly Bishop3:00
18."Fire and Gasoline"  Chris Phillips3:04
19."Beastcore"   0:57
20."What's My Name"  Elizabeth Gillies3:04
21."Sex Bomb"  Elizabeth Gillies1:32
22."Complicated"  Elizabeth Gillies4:16
23."What's My Name" (EDM Remix)Elizabeth Gillies3:36
Total length:59:01

Critical reception

The first season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll received mixed reviews from critics. On the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, it has a rating of 59%, based on 44 reviews, with an average rating 5.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Denis Leary's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll feels much like the aging rocker it is trying to portray — a beloved star struggling to reach his former glory."[9] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the series has a score of 60 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[10]


  1. Pedersen, Erik (April 8, 2015). "FX Sets 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Premiere, Louis C.K. Special, Other Summer Bows". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 Patten, Dominic (June 30, 2014). "FX Orders Denis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  3. Kondolojy, Amanda (September 23, 2015). "'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Renewed by FX for Second Season". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Tribune Digital Ventures. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  4. Mitovich, Matt Webb (April 20, 2016). "Tyrant and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Get Summer Premiere Dates at FX". TVLine. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  6. Rockin' Roles: ET native Hendrix takes on acting, singing in new series
  7. 1 2 Petski, Denise (March 22, 2016). "'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Casts Eric Sheffer Stevens & Rebecca Naomi Jones As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  8. "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (Songs from the FX Original Comedy Series)", iTunes, 21 May 2016.
  9. "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Season 1". Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  10. "Reviews for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Season 1".
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