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Watch the new trailer for Vinyl, coming to HBO in January

Watch the new trailer for Vinyl, coming to HBO in January


Sex, drugs, and The Stooges

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A new trailer for HBO's upcoming Vinyl was released last night, and it revealed that the long-awaited rock drama is set to premiere in just a few months. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and writer / producer Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos) are bringing the show to air in January 2016 after almost a half-decade of work — that's when Winter starting writing up Jagger's concept for an epic rock odyssey.

This is the second Vinyl trailer that's been made available — the first trailer was released in August — and it doesn't reveal anything new about the show from a plot perspective. (We know it's going to trace the rise and fall of the fictional American Century Records, led by Bobby Cannavale's label boss Richie Finestra.) It's still a worthy watch: there are a few glimpses at thrilling live performance sequences, and it's made intense by smart use of The Stooges' classic "I Wanna Be Your Dog." If the bands signed to American Century can make music that's half as exciting, the label's ascent will be easy to understand.