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Showtime Tunes Up New Music Special

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Showtime will launch a new music-themed special days ahead of its Sunday debut of Roadies.

The special, Miles to Go Before I Sleep, premieres Friday and chronicles the true stories of musicians and the relationships they have with their road crew, according to network officials.

The 30-minute special, executive produced by Sam Jones, will feature appearances by Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Jim James (My Morning Jacket ) and Jackson Browne.

The film also follows the band Hippo Campus and their behind-the-scenes team as they tour the country, said Showtime.

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