(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Road Cases, the organization formed to chronicle on-the-road exploits through the eyes of backstage and sometimes onstage touring personnel (CelebrityAccess, June 19, 2004), is ready to shoot their first footage in Las Vegas at the Entertainment Technology Show (ETS) on October 24.
Incue Productions, TV documentary experts specializing in HBO First Looks, behind the scenes 'making of' specials, promos and documentaries, will take HD cameras into the seminar rooms at the Sands Convention Center.
"Filming guest panelists in a 'talk show' setting is just one segment of the concept," says Paul Dexter, who founded Road Cases along with partner Larry McNeny. "We have invited a diverse group of road guys with a tremendous amount of experience and personality that range from serious and sophisticated to cynical and witty."
Road Cases will be directed by Ted Nicolaou. Scheduled guests include Willie Fyffe (Deep Purple, DIO's personal) and Jeff Pilson (bass player for Dokken and Steel Dragon, the fictitious band in the movie, "Rock Star"), among other surprise visitors, Dexter says.
Dexter will host the show between 11:30 am and 1 pm in the 'Stage Lounge'. "A lot of true stories that were previously heard only in the backs of tour buses are getting the chance to be documented on film with potential to air on cable TV, Dexter says."
On Friday and Saturday (October 22-23), The 'Stage Lounge' will open its doors to all former and present touring attendees to film one-on-one interviews with intent to gather winning road stories.
McNeny noted: "There are thousands of people out there that have toured and each one of them has at least two or three stories that they've told several times over the years, and they are really good at it. We want to capture that on film, because very few out there ever wrote their experiences down."
Prior to the "talk show" on Friday, Dexter and McNeny will appear on Las Vegas classic rock station, KKLZ, 96.3FM earlier that morning. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner