40 Nights of Rock & Roll

Welcome, friends, to the web log for upcoming documentary “40 Nights of Rock & Roll," a film by director Scott Sloan & former Paste magazine editor Steve LaBate.

Check out this rad drums & bass promo for Mutemath’s forthcoming album, Odd Soul. Should be out this October!

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Meet Steve LaBate and Scott Sloan, Film-Making Rock ‘n Roll Road Warriors

Two gentlemen, one Jeep, a mighty stretch of pavement, and one rock show every night for forty nights on the road. That’s the basic premise behind 40 Nights of Rock & Roll, the documentary that Steve and Scott of Southgate Studios are creating after an epic cross-country quest. Scott and Steve give great interview, so we won’t waste time with a boring intro. Let’s just say that we may have to steal Steve’s sangria-soaked party at the Wren’s Nest idea…

40 Nights of Rock Archive: Day 24 video blog - Of Montreal

Scott and Steve arrive at the Granada Theatre in Dallas to interview Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes and film the band's set. In this video blog, we catch the band's stage props being unloaded, a clip of “Rapture Rapes the Muses” live at the Granada, and Barnes meeting with fans after the show.

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NASHVILLE, TN—Finally unhindered by his wife Tipper’s 25-year-long household ban on violent and sexually explicit music, former vice president Al Gore, 62, reportedly embraced his newfound independence this week by listening to the albums of the heavy metal band W.A.S.P.

"For the first time in decades, I get to play the kind of music I like without someone nagging me about what a bad influence it is," said Gore, sitting on the floor of his living room as he cued up the song "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)" on his stereo. "And I get to crank it up as loud as I want."

"These guys are kicking some serious ass," added the two-term U.S. Senator. "Check out this guitar break coming up—it’s nasty." …

On ragged Sunday afternoon, Scott and Steve find themselves at a honky-tonk called The Cedar Shake in Texarkana.

A family band called Four Wheel Drive is playing a benefit for a woman with lung cancer. At first, everyone eyes the strange travelers suspiciously, but by the end, they’re all loading the boys up with plates of potluck BBQ and mugs of frosty cold beer.

40 Nights of Rock Archive: Day 22 Video Blog - Smoke Up Johnny

A tour of Little Rock’s White Water Tavern, followed by a performance from local legends Smoke Up Johnny at the Thick Syrup Records anniversary show.