“Rock Legends” Marathon features Clapton, Floyd, Queen, Rod Stewart & Blur – July 26 at 4 ET|1 PT

Best of “Rock Legends” marathon – July 26 at 4p ET|1p PT

 

 

Saturday, stick to AXS TV all afternoon for exclusive profiles on music’s biggest artists and most legendary lives on “Rock Legends”

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, archival footage, and performances, each story will reveal the unique lives and talents of these iconic stars.

Kicking off the marathon at 4 ET|1 PT is our look at Eric Clapton and his four decade-long career, followed by Pink Floyd, arguably the most influential progressive, psychedelic rock band of all time, at 4:30 ET|1:30 PT. At 5 ET|2 PT“Rock Legends” explores the influences that drove Queen and their formidable front man Freddie Mercury to continually push the musical envelope with each album released. Plus, we trace Rod Stewart‘s rise to stardom at 5:30 ET|2:30 PT, from his early days through 1971’s hit “Every Picture Tells A Story.” Closing it out, at 6 ET|3 PT,  “Rock Legends: Blur” features archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists to tell the tumultuous story of Blur.

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Sting and Eurythmics – July 8 at 9 ET|6 PT

STING at 9 ET|6 PT

Sting, born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner in a UK ship building town, was transformed at age 12 when a family friend gave him a Spanish guitar. Two decades later, he was fronting The Police. By the band’s fifth album, they were the biggest group in the world, but the trio decided to go on hiatus. Soon after, Sting released his debut solo album, and a new chapter in music was opened. Featuring archive material, music videos “Shape Of My Heart” “Fields Of Gold” and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists, “Rock Legends: Sting” follows the rise of one of rock’s biggest stars.

EURYTHMICS at 9:30 ET|6:30 PT

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics released their debut album in 1981, but it wasn’t until they began to work with synthesizers that they achieved their breakthrough hit, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”. The success of that single led to another album quickly-released that spawned even more hits. With music videos “Who’s That Girl,” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” plus archival material and input from music critics “Rock Legends: Eurythmics” tells the story of the leaders of the Second British Invasion of the US.

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Pet Shop Boys and Pulp – July 1 at 9 ET|6 PT

Pet Shop Boys at 9 ET|6 PT
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe met in a record store in West London in 1981. Although they came from different backgrounds they bonded over a love of electronic music, and went on to release hit songs “It’s a Sin,” “Rent,” “Jealousy,” and “West End Girls.” In 2013, the band released “Electric,” which saw them return to their dance roots – and 30 years into their career the Pet Shop Boys are back on the top of the charts. Featuring archive material, music videos “Vocal”, “Love etc.” and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists, follow the story of how these men became Boys.

Pulp at 9:30 ET|6:30 PT
Pulp came together 1980 in England’s Sheffield, but didn’t explode into the mainstream until 1995, with their hugely successful single, “Common People.” The album, “Different Class” would go on to top the UK charts and win Pulp the Mercury Music Prize. Featuring archive material, music videos “Disco 2000,” “Do You Remember The First Time,” and input from music critics and journalists, “Rock Legends: Pulp” tells the story of one of Britain’s big pop exports.

 



 

Dire Straits and Fleetwood Mac – June 24 at 9 ET|6 PT

Follow the history of Dire Straits – from Mark and David Knopfler‘s first gig, to worldwide popularity, and how it all ended when Mark went solo. Get exclusive insights from music journalists, and catch music videos “Brothers In Arms” and “Calling Elvis”.

See Fleetwood Mac like never before! Through archival video and photos, celebrated music videos, including “Dreams” and “Landslide,” and insight from critics and journalists, “Rock Legends” details the storied career of Fleetwood Mac.

 



 

Blur and Bryan Ferry – June 17 at 9 ET|6 PT

Blur‘s popularity spread across the pond when their Britpop sound took off in the mid 1990s, and Damon Albarn became a household name thanks to the visceral video for “Song 2.” “Rock Legends: Blur” features archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists Michael Bonner, Hamish MacBain, and John Aizlewood to tell the tumultuous story of Blur.

At just 25 years-old, Bryan Ferry had such a strong vision for his band Roxy Music that he had the band’s debut album and artwork completed before even signing to Island Records. The first single, “Virginia Plain,” was so remarkable it entered the UK charts at number four and kicked off an illustrious career. Featuring archive material, music videos including Roxy Music‘s “Let’s Stick Together” and “Re-make/Re-Model,” and input from music critics, follow Bryan Ferry‘s musical legacy, 40 years in the making.

 



 

Queen and Rod Stewart – June 10 at 9 ET|6 PT

Each 30-minute episode of “Rock Legends” focuses on one legendary act, examining the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture through in-depth interviews, archival footage, and live performances.

Regarded as the ultimate stadium rock band, Queen dominated the charts across the world in the ’70s and ’80s. This documentary, Tuesday at 9 ET|6 PT, discusses the influences that drove the band and their formidable front man Freddie Mercury to continually push the musical envelope with each album released. Plus, a look at Queen‘s legacy of outstanding songs and music videos that shaped popular culture.

Following, at 9:30 ET|6:30 PT, we trace Rod Stewart‘s rise to stardom – from his early days through 1971’s hit “Every Picture Tells A Story.” That album would make him the first solo artist to achieve the number 1 position in both the US and the UK, and would give Stewart his first smash hit single, “Maggie May.” Featuring archival material, music videos of “Maggie May” and “In The Morning”, and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists Michael Bonner, Hamish MacBain, and John Aizlewood, “Rock Legends: Rod Stewart” tells the story of one of Britain’s enduring stars.

 



 

Eric Clapton and Pink Floyd – June 3 at 9 ET|6 PT

Kicking off the series on Tuesday at 9 ET|6 PT is our look at Eric Clapton and his four decade-long career. Featuring archive material, music videos “Blue Eyes Blue” and “My Father’s Eyes,” plus exclusive insights from music critics and journalists, includingMichael Bonner, Hamish MacBain, and John Aizlewood“Rock Legends: Eric Clapton”tells the story of one of rock’s most talented stars.

Following, at 9:30 ET|6:30 PT, we shine the spotlight on Pink Floyd; arguably the most influential progressive, psychedelic rock band of all time. In 1973, Pink Floyd released “The Dark Side of the Moon,” and forty years later, it endures as one of the most lauded rock albums of all time. Through music videos “Comfortably Numb” and “The Wall,” plus exclusive insights from music critics and journalists Michael Bonner, Hamish MacBain, and John Aizlewood“Rock Legends: Pink Floyd” provides a detailed look  explores Pink Floyd, their music, and their legacy.

 


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