'Roadies' Rockers The Head and the Heart Pick Their Top 5 Rock 'n' Roll Films

8:00 AM 6/24/2016

by Tyler Williams and Jonathan Russell

Jonathan Russell and Tyler Williams reveal which movies rock their world.

Tyler Williams, left, and Jonathan Russell
Tyler Williams, left, and Jonathan Russell
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Indie rockers Jonathan Russell, 31, and Tyler Williams, 29, of The Head and the Heart, are featured on Showtime's new series Roadies, premiering June 26. (The show, from Cameron Crowe, centers on the stage crew touring with a rock band and stars Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino.) Here the rockers reveal the five movies that rock their world.

  • High Fidelity

    2000

    Touchstone Pictures/Photofest

    I am fortunate to have grown up in the age of the mixtape. The character played by John Cusack so beautifully captures the obsessive neuroses many of us poured into these immortal tapes. — J.R.

  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream

    2007

    Whether you've ever been a Petty fan or not, this is an amazing story. Like his songwriting, the doc is undeniably human and relatable. — J.R.

  • Dig!

    2004

    Palm Pictures/Photofest

    Following the divergent paths of two bands, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, this movie's like watching a slo-mo car crash of ego, brilliance and drugs. — T.W.

  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    1970

    20th Century Fox/Photofest

    It's an insane parody of the '60s music scene, complete with a madman Phil Spector-esque producer. Definitely good late-night viewing with friends. — T.W.

  • History of the Eagles

    2013

    I was a classic Eagles hater until I saw this doc. Don Henley is amazing, and Glenn Frey was his perfect counterpoint. This film made a fan of me. — T.W.

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