On our brand new series Paul Shaffer Plus One, Paul Shaffer will be sitting down with rock & roll legends, blues icons, great beards, and a member of Spinal Tap! We’ll learn the story behind their favorite songs, what inspired them to get into the music industry, and listen in a few impromptu jam sessions between the renowned band leader and his illustrious lineup of guests. Before the series premiere on September 15th, get acquainted with the incredible plus ones that Shaffer will be sharing the screen with!
He’s an incredible solo artist, has played with a former Beatle, and is a member of what of the biggest bands in America. He’s been placed at #54 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and he will prove he deserves it when he joins Paul Shaffer on our series premiere. He’ll talk about how he created the iconic solo for “Life In The Fast Lane” and even give Shaffer a little guitar lesson.
Graham Nash has earned four honorary doctorates, two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and even published his own photography collection. Oh, and he was a member of multiple bands that changed music forever. From his time with The Hollies to Crosby, Stills & Nash (with or without Neil Young), we’ll cover all aspects of his career on September 22nd!
Does Sammy really need an introduction? You may know him as a beloved member of the AXS TV family from Rock & Roll Road Trip OR from being a member of Van Halen, Montrose, Chickenfoot, and The Circle, his legendary solo career OR from rocking the business world as a nightclub and restaurant owner and founder of Cabo Wabo, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, and Santo Mezquila. As much as you know about The Red Rocker, we guarantee you’ll learn something new when he sits down with Paul Shaffer.
He has a great beard and is an even greater rocker. Since the late 60s, he’s been rocking as a member of ZZ Top (who started their career by opening up for Jimi Hendrix) and has since become a legend in his own right. Rolling Stone ranked him as #32 on the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, as sold over 25 million albums, and continues to put on some of the best live shows in classic rock.
Donald Fagen was born and raised in New Jersey and at a young began to develop an interest in jazz, soul, funk, and Motown music. After graduating from high school, he attended Bard College, where he met fellow future band member, Walter Becker at a coffee house. Together, the two formed the Grammy® winning, multi-platinum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted, Steely Dan.
When you’ve influenced Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., and John Mayer, you know you’ve made an incredible mark on the world of music. Buddy Guy is one of the most heavily decorated blues musicians with inductions in multiple music halls of fame, a Kennedy Center Honor, multiple Grammy® awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and even a national holiday (December 8th to be exact).
You’ve seen Spinal Tap, now get ready to “turn it up to 11”, when Derek Smalls joins us for Paul Shaffer Plus One. The legendary bassist will take us through his life from his time in Spinal Tap and what he’s doing with his time after the breakup, including becoming a prize-winning gardener. This is a conversation that you will only hear on AXS TV! See it on October 27th.
We’re ending our first season with a man who changed music as a part of Motown music, both as a member of The Miracles and as Motown’s VP. His contributions to music has earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the coveted Gershwin Prize from the Library of Congress.
Paul Shaffer Plus One PREMIERES September 15th at 8/7c as part of Sunday Night Rocks!
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