VH1 Classic Celebrates the Release of AC/DC’s New Album With a Total AC/DC 24-Hour Marathon
VH1 Classic to Celebrate on Sunday, October 19 Showing Archival Footage of the Group, BBC Concerts and the Group’s Landmark Concert “Live At Donnington”
VH1Classic.com Will Be Home to Exclusive AC/DC Music and Video Content Starting October 13 – October 20 VH1Classic.com and VH1.com’s THE LEAK Will Stream AC/DC’s New Album, “Black Ice” A Week Before Going On Sale
VH1 Classic commemorates one of the baddest bands in the land, AC/DC, who is returning after eight years with a new album, “Black Ice.” The network for “classic music lovers” is celebrating the group’s new release, which hits stores October 20, with a 24-hour marathon on Sunday, October 19. Sit back and rock out during “Total AC/DC” as VH1 Classic takes you through archival footage of the group, BBC concerts and one of the group’s most seminal concerts, “Live at Donnington.” Throughout the day fans can reminisce on some of the greatest concerts, videos and footage of the group.
“Classic in Concert: No Bull” Airs at 4:00 PM ET/PT
A follow-up to their 1991 concert film masterpiece “Live At Donnington,” “No Bull” was designed to capture the over-the-top spectacle that was the 1996 “Ballbreaker” tour. Filmed live on July 19, 1996 at the Plaza De Toro De Las Ventas, a remarkable space usually designated for bull fights, this footage showcases Angus Young at his best.
“BBC Crown Jewels: Rock Goes To College: AC/DC” Airs at 6:00 PM ET/PT
“Rock Goes To College,” was a BBC series that ran between 1978 and 1981 on British television. Up-coming rock oriented bands were showcased live from small venues and broadcast simultaneously on television and radio during a 40-50 minute live performance. This memorable episode, taped on October 28, 1978 from University of Essex, Colchester includes live performances of “Live Wire,” “Problem Child,” “Sin City,” “Bad Boy Boogie,” “Whole Lotta Rosie,” “I’m A Rocker” and “Let There Be Rock.”
“AC/DC Video Marathon” Airs at 7:00 PM ET/PT
Just when you thought this day of great AC/DC hits couldn’t get any better, VH1 Classic airs some of the band’s classic hit video including “Back In Black,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Highway To Hell,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Hells Bells,” “T.N.T.” and many more. Relax and take a few hours to recollect on some of your favorite AC/DC video hits of all time.
“Classic in Concert: Live At Donnington” Airs at 8:00 PM ET/PT
This historic concert sees Angus Young and the boys hit the stage and wow a sizeable crowd at the 1991’s Monsters of Rock show at Castle Donnington. Always a spectacular live presence, AC/DC manage to take their recorded output to a whole new level in the live arena, combining some classic hard rock sounds with a level of showmanship that never fails to raise a smile. “Classic in Concert: Live at Donnington,” showcases the 2-hour performance that included real cannons, the Hells Bell, an inflatable Rosie and an inflatable Angus.
“BBC Crown Jewels: Sight & Sound in Concert: AC/DC” Airs at 10:00 PM ET/PT
This memorable concert taped on October 29, 1977 from the Hippodrome, UK, features band members Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Mark Evans and Phil Rudd. The pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal perform “Let There Be Rock,” “Problem Child,” “Bad Boy Boogie,” “T.N.T.” and many others. This concert is part of the “BBC Crown Jewels” series, which highlights rare performances from the BBC archives never before seen in the U.S.
AC/DC on VH1Classic.com
On Tuesday, September 16, VH1Classic.com kicked off “AC/DC Day” with their ultimate fan sweepstakes: “VH1 Classic Presents The AC/DC All Aboard The Rock & Roll Train.” One lucky fan will get the chance to attend the last LIVE AC/DC rehearsal at a secret location and party like a rock star as they hit the road from NYC in their own “party train.” All entries must be received by October 20. Go to VH1Classic.com to enter to win and for official rules and guidelines.
Additionally, VH1Classic.com will be home to exclusive online music and video content. Starting October 13 – October 20 VH1.com’s and VH1Classic.com’s THE LEAK will stream AC/DC’s New Album, “Black Ice” a week before going on sale. Also fans will get to see AC/DC in exclusive VH1Classic.com interviews, “Box Set” video compilations, photo galleries and much more.
For more information on these shows, please log onto VH1Classic.com.
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, including The Beatles, The Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Madonna and many more. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.