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John Mellencamp, David Spade to guest on Roadies

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Roadies has added a few notable names to its guest list.

David Spade, Rosanna Arquette, John Mellencamp, and Marc Maron are among those appearing in upcoming episodes of Cameron Crowe’s music comedy about the backstage staff of a touring rock band, Showtime announced on Friday.

Mellencamp and Maron will play themselves in Sunday’s episode. The WTF podcast host finds that “comedy and rock aren’t always in perfect harmony,” while Mellencamp drops some music-business wisdom on Wes (Machine Gun Kelly) and Winston (Ethan Michael Mora).

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Roadies recap: 'Friends and Family'

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Shelli is in a deep dry spell that no amount of phone sex (or lack thereof) can fix. After all, you can’t exactly have hot, steamy phone sex with your husband when he’s…ya know…on Taylor Swift’s tour in outer space. The Wi-Fi connection sucks out there. But guess what? Sean is back from Tay Galaxy! And even better, Shelli and Sean will be closer than they’ve been in, well, way too long — the upcoming Staton-House show will be in their hometown of Denver.

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Roadies recap: 'The City Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken'

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Change isn’t always a good thing — especially not for Staton House. Not everyone is thrilled with the band’s revived Jeanine-ified set list, especially Rick. In a drunken stupor, he tells Kelly Ann they never should’ve started playing the song. After all, Jeanine is a devil-woman who broke Christopher’s heart. It looks like it’s Rick, though, who’s on shaky ground — not Christopher. 

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Eddie Vedder to be musical guest in Roadies season finale

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The Cameron Crowe/Pearl Jam connection will deepen yet again on Roadies.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is set to perform in the season finale of Crowe’s music comedy, which airs Aug. 28 on Showtime.

Other performers in the episode will include Jim James (who also appears in this Sunday’s episode), Nicole Atkins, Jackson Browne, Robyn Hitchcock, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from Lucius, and Gary Clark Jr.

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Roadies recap: 'The Bryce Newman Letter'

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Staton House has found a new enemy, and this time it’s not The Head and the Heart. It’s oily and ill-natured music critic Bryce Newman (Rainn Wilson), whose Staton House review shakes up the tour bus so completely, Kelly Ann thinks someone must have died. Newman calls the band “relentlessly irrelevant” and accuses Rick of playing drunk and out of tune. They’re mopey and haven’t written a true song in years. The clincher? “Who would’ve thought that over time, a French pastrami-dipped sandwich would be more relevant than the songs of Christopher House?” No bueno.

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Roadies recap: 'What Would Phil Do?'

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Things aren’t looking so hot for the crew without Phil. While the kids hang out on the tour bus eating cold pizza and bemoaning Phil’s expulsion, we learn someone has been stealing the band’s cases (though what’s in those cases, I’m not entirely sure) — even Kelly Ann’s workbox was hidden behind a Zamboni. (Finally, a reason to use the word ‘zamboni’ in a recap!) The crew is uneasy and thinks Staton-House’s opener, The Head and the Heart, are to blame. After all, they’ve gotta be jealous they’re not the headliners, amiright?

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Roadies premiere recap: 'Life Is a Carnival'

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The series premiere of Cameron Crowe’s music-centered comedy starts off with wailing. But not the wails of a guitar — these are the wails of a woman. A 22-year-old woman having insanely loud hotel sex, and not a knock on the door or the temptation of room service will quiet her down. But her partner in the act, a tattooed, mop-headed, and much older, Bill (played by Luke Wilson), finds the plates on the other side of the door tempting enough.

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Cameron Crowe riffs on Roadies, Almost Famous, and Axl Rose's yellow jacket

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Almost Famous writer-director Cameron Crowe is going behind the music again — this time with Showtime’s new music series Roadies (June 26, 10 p.m.), which stars Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots as the backstage miracle workers of a touring rock band. Earlier this year, in a Q&A for EW’s First Look Issue, we asked the Crowe — the man behind such heart-on-sleeve beloved films as Singles, Say Anything, and Jerry Maguire — what viewers can expect from the upcoming hour-long comedy that marks his TV debut.

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