VH1 Classic Presents a New Slate of Fall 2008 Programming With Iconic Rock Documentaries, Music Countdowns and Rarely Seen Concert Footage
“Rush Hashanah,” “VH1 Classic All Time Top 10,” “AC/DC Day,” “WHOlloween,” “VH1 Classic Gives Thanks For Pink Floyd,” “VH1 Classic One-Hit Wonders” and “VH1 Classic Celebrates Dylan”
This Fall VH1 Classic is bringing its viewers more of their favorite classic artists with all-new exclusive series and specials. The new slate of programming begins on Monday, September 29 as VH1 Classic and rock ‘n roll icons Rush celebrate “Rush Hashanah.” The network’s fall lineup also includes premieres of “VH1 Classic All Time Top 10,” and “VH1 Classic One Hit Wonders,” as well as never-before-scene documentaries, and past and present videos and concerts from artists including Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Bob Dylan, and The Who.
“Rush Hashanah” – Monday, September 29 beginning at 7PM*
From sunset on Monday, September 29 to sunset on Tuesday, September 30 rock band Rush will celebrate the Jewish New Year, during “Rush Hashanah” on VH1 Classic. The 24-hour tribute to Rush will include two of the band’s concerts including “Rush in Rio” and “R30” as well as past and present videos from band.
“VH1 Classic Celebrates Dylan” – Tuesday, October 7 beginning at 8PM*
Bob Dylan continues his long history of great music, with the release of his compilation, “Tell Tale Signs,” from the “Bootleg Series” on October 7. In honor of this great release, VH1 Classic will air “Bob Dylan Unplugged” and the classic 1965 D.A. Penebaker documentary “Don’t Look Back” featuring behind-the-scenes moments with Joan Baez, Donovan and Alan Price, and Dylan’s iconic opening of “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
“VH1 Classic All Time Top 10” – Premieres Friday 10/10 at 10PM*
VH1 Classic will celebrate the biggest and best in music during “VH1 Classic All Time Top 10.” The new series will premiere Friday, October 10 at 10:00 PM with a new episode to air every Friday at 10:00 PM. Hosted by Mark Goodman, each episode will focus on a specific artist or genre of music including Def Leppard, Madonna, Van Halen, male singers, female singers, metal and many more.
“AC/DC Day” – Sunday, October 19 beginning at 6AM*
One of the baddest bands in the land, AC/DC is returning after eight years. The group’s new album, “Black Ice,” hits stores October 21 and VH1 Classic is celebrating the new release with a 24-hour marathon. Sit back and relax with AC/DC as VH1 Classic takes you through archival footage of the group, BBC concerts and one of the groups most seminal concerts, “Live at Donnington.”
In conjunction 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 http://www.vh1classic.com/ to enter to win and for official rules and guidelines.
“WHOlloween” – Friday, October 31 beginning at 6AM*
Viewers are in for a treat on Halloween as VH1 Classic dedicates 24-hours to one of the most iconic rock groups of all time, The Who. Throughout “WHOlloween” rock down memory lane with original series and specials including “VH1 Rock Honors: The Who,” “VH1 Classic Rock Doc: Amazing Journey – The Story of the Who,” “Classic Albums: Who’s Next,” as well as “BBC Electric Proms: The Who” and “On Tour: The Who Virtual Ticket.” Then at 9:00 PM settle in for the premiere of “The Who Live at the Isle of Wight.”
“VH1 Classic Gives Thanks for Pink Floyd” – Thursday, November 27 beginning at 11AM*
VH1 Classic is ‘giving thanks’ to one of the best rock bands in history — Pink Floyd. Throughout the day, the network will air documentaries including “The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story,” and “Pink Floyd: Which One’s Pink?” and will recount the story behind the making of one of the group’s most influential albums during “Classic Albums: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.” The ‘day of thanks’ will cap-off with an encore presentation of the band’s iconic movie “The Wall” and premiere the new concert “David Gilmour: Live in Gdansk.”
“VH1 Classic One-Hit Wonders” – Premieres Monday, December 1 – Thursday, December 4 at 9:00 PM
Hosted by Carrie Keagan, “VH1 Classic One-Hit Wonders,” will premiere on Monday, December 1 at 9:00 PM with the first two episodes in the series. Throughout the week, VH1 Classic will premiere two new episodes each night that will salute the biggest one-hit music phenomenons in various categories including dance, metal, rap, new wave, ladies and more. They’re the songs you can’t help but sing…and the music videos you love to watch.
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