Scoop: MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS on Cinemax - November 2017 Episodes
On the episode "Waylon Jennings (Part Two)", debuting on FRIDAY, NOV. 3 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), fed up with Nashville's unwritten rules, Waylon Jennings put on his famous black hat, bucked the system and became one of country music's original outlaws. He recorded what he wanted and how he wanted, usually high on cocaine in a studio known as "Hillbilly Central." He also hired Hell's Angels for protection, as well as to babysit his kid. Scoring a string of hits that included "Honky Tonk Heroes" and "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)," Waylon was targeted by the feds for his coke-fueled antics. It only made his legend grow. After writing "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand," Waylon shocked NASHVILLE by quitting drugs cold turkey, getting sober all on his own.
Written by Mike Judge, Mark Monroe, Jeff Feuerzeig, Julien Nitzberg; directed by Mike Judge.
Episode #8: "Blaze Foley" (season finale)
Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 10 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
A legend in country music circles, yet largely unknown to the general public, Blaze Foley burned bright on the Austin, Texas music scene before being silenced well before his time. He was an intimidating physical presence with a wry sense of humor and THE VOICE of an angel, who battled his demons by writing songs about them. Blaze hated hypocrisy as much as he loved booze and duct tape. He became best friends and brothers in self-destruction with fellow singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, and died tragically while trying to defend a friend from harm, but not before writing his greatest song, "If I Could Only Fly."
Written by Mike Judge and Mark Monroe; directed by Mike Judge.
MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS was created by Mike Judge, Richard Mullins and Dub Cornett; executive produced by Mike Judge, Glen Zipper, Sean Stuart and Dub Cornett; producer, Richard Mullins; composer, John Frizzell.