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* Eddie Riggs from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' is a roadie [[spoiler:literally]] BornInTheWrongCentury, famous in the biz for his roadie skills and love of classic HeavyMetal, forced to work under the [[{{Jerkass}} disrespectful]] [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Second Wave of American Tween Melodic Rap Metalcore]] band "Kabbage Boy." After [[spoiler:dying on stage and accidentally summoning Ormagoden in the process]], Eddie ends up in a HeavyMithril world where his [[AccidentalPun rocking and roadie]] skills help him lead the [[HumansAreWarriors human]] [[LaResistance resistance]] army [[HeavyMetal Ironheade]] against the [[HairMetal Hair Metal Militia]], the [[DeathMetal Drowning Doom]] and the [[IndustrialMetal Tainted Coil]]. Roadies are later presented as a stealth-based infantry in Ironheade's army, wielding incredibly large amps and invisibility skills that allowed them to free Ophelia's Razorgirls from Lionwhyte's pleasure tower. Watt-R-Boys are the Hair Metal Militia equivalent.

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* Eddie Riggs from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' is a roadie [[spoiler:literally]] BornInTheWrongCentury, famous in the biz for his roadie skills and love of classic HeavyMetal, forced to work under the [[{{Jerkass}} disrespectful]] [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly [[GenreBusting Second Wave of American Tween Melodic Rap Metalcore]] band "Kabbage Boy." After [[spoiler:dying on stage and accidentally summoning Ormagoden in the process]], Eddie ends up in a HeavyMithril world where his [[AccidentalPun rocking and roadie]] skills help him lead the [[HumansAreWarriors human]] [[LaResistance resistance]] army [[HeavyMetal Ironheade]] against the [[HairMetal Hair Metal Militia]], the [[DeathMetal Drowning Doom]] and the [[IndustrialMetal Tainted Coil]]. Roadies are later presented as a stealth-based infantry in Ironheade's army, wielding incredibly large amps and invisibility skills that allowed them to free Ophelia's Razorgirls from Lionwhyte's pleasure tower. Watt-R-Boys are the Hair Metal Militia equivalent.

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* Before making it with his own band, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Lemmy was a roadie for Music/JimiHendrix and The Nice. [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Keith Emerson]] credits him as the one who gave him the idea for his trademark stunt of using a knife to hold the keys down while he was playing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': "Hello Bikini Bottom!" has Colonel Fubster hiring two wrestlers (the same as from "Krusty Krushers") as his roadies. In response, Mr. Krabs sets up Patrick as a roadie...who does his job [[TheDitz as one might expect]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBremenAvenueExperience'', Tanner's dad Pete appears to be an AmazinglyEmbarrassingParent at first, but then he reveals his backstory. Back when Pete traveled with a popular band back in his day, he was their roadie (and a popular one too!), and he's also [[CoolOldGuy a pretty good drummer]]. This makes Tanner respect his father a lot more.

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* [[TheEighties 1980s]] and [[TheNineties 1990s]] ChristianRock band Whiteheart's 3rd and final lead singer, Rick Florian, started off as a roadie for the band before the discovery of his vocal talent led to his [[StepUpToTheMicrophone being named lead vocalist]] after the previous lead singer, [[StageName Scott Douglas]][[note]]who himself succeeded [[RevolvingDoorBand original lead singer]] Steve Green when Green decided rock music didn't suit him and shifted to a successful career in the inspirational sub-genre. Douglas' full name, incidentally, is Scott Douglas ''Mathieson''[[/note]], was kicked out after a 1985 arrest for [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor aggravated sexual battery]]; remaining with the band until its final album in 1997.


* In ''Film/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'' it turns out their fathers were both roadies for Music/MotleyCrue.

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* The video for Music/DireStraits' song "Heavy Fuel" centers on one of their roadies, played by Randy Quaid.

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* Music/JacksonBrowne mentions the roadies a lot during his life-on-the-road epic, "The Load Out".

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* Music/{{Motorhead}}'s "We Are The Road Crew". Often, the roadies would come onstage and sing backup during that song.


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* When Wrestling/JeffJarrett was doing his country singer gimmick in the mid-90's, he was accompanied by [[Wrestling/RoadDogg The Roadie]], who would do a quick mic check before handing Jarrett the microphone.
* Wrestling/{{Test}} made his first appearance for the WWF on a night Music/MotleyCrue performed on the show, playing one of their roadies.
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* The Dude casually mentions to Maude in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' that he worked as a roadie for Music/{{Metallica}} for a time.


* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has expressed that one of his dream jobs is to be a roadie (his father having once been TheRockStar) and gets to live out this dream by helping Sour Cream set up a rave in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E7DropBeatDad Drop Beat Dad]]".

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* Steven from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has expressed that one of his dream jobs is to be a roadie (his father having once been TheRockStar) and gets to live out this dream by helping Sour Cream set up a rave in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E7DropBeatDad Drop Beat Dad]]". It helps he's a talented musician, and extra-strong thanks to being half-alien.


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* In ''Film/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica'' it turns out their fathers were both roadies for Music/MotleyCrue.
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* ''Film/{{Roadie}}'' stars Music/MeatLoaf as a GadgeteerGenius who becomes a roadie for a traveling rock and roll show.



* ''Film/{{Roadie}}'' stars Music/MeatLoaf as a GadgeteerGenius who becomes a roadie for a traveling rock and roll show.

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* ''Film/{{Roadie}}'' stars Music/MeatLoaf as a GadgeteerGenius who becomes a roadie for a traveling rock and roll show.In ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' the roadies often have to come on stage to help with the many goofs involving props or improperly done fancy moves.



* The minor [[Music/TheByrds Byrds]] track "BB Class Road" is sung in the persona of a roadie boasting about his skills and lifestyle.



* The minor [[Music/TheByrds Byrds]] track "BB Class Road" is sung in the persona of a roadie boasting about his skills and lifestyle.



* Roadie Joe from ''WebComic/TheRockCocks'' is a roadie hired by Sterling for the band's first official album recording.



* Roadie Joe from ''WebComic/TheRockCocks'' is a roadie hired by Sterling for the band's first official album recording.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'': Rio's [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands career is never that concrete]], but he is sometimes Jem and the Hologram's roadie.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'': Rio's [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands career is never that concrete]], but he is sometimes Jem and the Hologram's roadie.


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* The Music/TenaciousD song ''The Roadie'' was made as a thank you letter to all the roadies out there whose work goes unappreciated. [[spoiler:In the song's official music [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b1acvZRvV4 video]] however, the titular roadie Sebastion is portrayed as being a legitimately good roadie that had worked with Music/VanHalen, Metallica and [=AC/DC=] in the past, but eventually gets drunk and destroys Jack and Kyle's green room after being rejected by a groupie. He then goes on to buy drugs, reject a boy who comes to him with a paternity test and then cons money out of them in exchange for a hooker (Jack and Kyle to fire him because of it).]]

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* The Music/TenaciousD song ''The Roadie'' "The Roadie" was made as a thank you letter to all the roadies out there whose work goes unappreciated. [[spoiler:In the song's official music [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b1acvZRvV4 video]] however, the titular roadie Sebastion is portrayed as being a legitimately good roadie that had worked with Music/VanHalen, Metallica and [=AC/DC=] in the past, but eventually gets drunk and destroys Jack and Kyle's green room after being rejected by a groupie. He then goes on to buy drugs, reject a boy who comes to him with a paternity test and then cons money out of them in exchange for a hooker (Jack and Kyle to fire him because of it).]]



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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'': Rio's [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands career is never that concrete]], but he is sometimes Jem and the Hologram's roadie.

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