This Winter, VH1 Classic is bringing classic music fans an expanded line-up of all-new original series along with the return of the hit favorite, “That Metal Show.” The new slate of programming begins on Friday, January 22nd at 8PM* with “The Music Video Exposed” and continues with “Behind the Music Remastered,” featuring updated versions of some of the series most memorable episodes beginning on Saturday, February 6th at 10PM*, followed by the premiere of the fourth season of “That Metal Show” at 11PM.* VH1 Classic is also announcing today that they have teamed up with Mark Burnett Productions to bring viewers the new original series “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp,” which is set to premiere during Summer 2010.
“The Music Video Exposed” premieres Friday, January 22nd at 8PM ET*
VH1 Classic goes behind-the-scenes of the biggest music videos of the 80’s to bring you all the stories you’ve never heard before in the new 30-minute weekly series “The Music Video Exposed.” Each episode will focus on an influential music video director and his catalogue of work. The director and artists reveal the truth behind some of the most famous 80’s music videos. The 6-week series spotlights famed music video directors David Mallet (Billy Idol “White Wedding”), Wayne Isham (Metallica “Enter Sandman”), Russell Mulcahy (The Buggles “Video Killed The Radio Star”), Kevin Goody (The Police “Every Breathe You Take”) and Steve Barron (Michael Jackson “Billie Jean.”)
“The Music Video Exposed” will explore how concepts came about, which artists were hard to handle and of course, the scandals that occurred on set. Get the stories behind the historic music video, “Video Killed The Radio Star,” the innovative use of computers in Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing,” and how rotoscoping created a new look for A-Ha’s “Take On Me.”
“Behind the Music Remastered” premieres Saturday, February 6 at 10PM ET*
VH1’s Emmy Award-nominated and critically acclaimed series “Behind The Music,” returns to continue some of these now iconic stories. Starting Saturday, February 6 at 9PM ET*, VH1 Classic will air eight new half-hour weekly episodes of “Behind the Music Remastered” featuring some of classic rocks seminal artists including: Genesis, Motley Crue, Metallica, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, and John Lennon. Picking up where the original “Behind the Music” episodes left off, VH1 Classic will air brand new interviews, footage, and video clips that update the stories of several classic artists over the last 10 to 15 years.
“That Metal Show” premieres Saturday, February 6th at 11PM*
Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine are back and ready to rock into the fourth season of VH1 Classic’s hit original series, “That Metal Show” on Saturday, February 6th at 11PM*. Rolling Stone Magazine recognized the show in their “50 Reasons to Watch TV Right Now” and with upcoming guests like Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, it’s no wonder. In its fourth season “That Metal Show” is also proudly bringing back your favorite studio segments, like “STUMP THE TRUNK,” “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO,” and, of course, the weekly battle to settle all metal battles and end all debates, “THE THROWDOWN.”
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that presents 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 Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and U2. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.
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