August 2 on VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR…
Popular Irish new wave band Boomtown Rats helped usher in a whole new sound and look in the ’70s and ’80s. Led by vocalist Bob Geldof, the band had a dozen Top 40 hits before disbanding. Bob Geldof takes you back in time and behind-the-scenes of the Boomtown Rats classic videos at 8 ET|5PT.
Kim Wilde is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with “Kids in America,” and unleashed gem after gem since then. In our 8:30 ET|5:30 PT episode, Kim Wilde and director Brian Grant discuss their work on Kim’s early music videos.
In between episodes, stay rocking with our music video playlist!
July 19 on VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR…
Rarely does a DJ become a household name, but Fatboy Slim‘s infectious, sharable music videos resulted in millions of albums sold and countless awards won, including ten MTV Video Music Awards. On Saturday’s 8 ET|5 PT episode, Fatboy Slim and video director Tim Pope discuss the making-of the English DJ’s most indelible videos – including Christopher Walken‘s soft-shoe in “Weapon of Choice.”
A-ha has one video to thank for making them the biggest radio stars of 1985. “Take On Me” was a flop when first released, so it was re-recorded and re-released… and it flopped again. The song was released for a third time, but with a new, groundbreaking video, and within months A-ha became the first Norwegian band to have a number one song in the U.S. The following year they dominated the MTV Video Music Awards, winning Best New Artist, Best Concept Video, Best Special Effects, Viewer’s Choice, and Best Video of the Year! Almost 30 years later, keyboardist Magne Furuholmen and director Steven Baron come together to share the ideas behind A-ha‘s iconic music videos.
July 12 on VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR…
Nothing captured the style and exuberance of the ’80s like the dominance of the music video!
This Saturday, rock’s most photogenic stars discuss the creation and impact of the videos that changed the way we enjoy music on “Video Killed the Radio Star”. At 8 ET|5 PT, Bono and The Edge discuss U2’s most stunning music videos, including “The Sweetest Thing” and “Numb.” They are joined by director Kevin Godley who talks about his creative collaborations with the illustrious rock band.
Next, at 8:30 ET|5:30 PT, GRAMMY and Juno Award-winning musician, Bryan Adams, is joined by his director, Steve Barron, to give fascinating insight into their work on the music videos “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Heaven,” and “Summer of ’69.”
June 28 on VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR…
From MOCKpocalypse on Thursday to the AXS TV premiere of “Appetite for Democracy” on Sunday – it’s GUNS ‘N ROSES week on AXS TV! At 8 ET|5 PT, join Matt Sorum – drummer for Guns N’ Roses (plus The Cult and Velvet Revolver) – and video director Andy Morahan as they discuss the inspiration behind and filming of the band’s most legendary music videos.
Richie Sambora is up next, at 8:30 ET|5:30 PT, to talk with legendary director Wayne Isham on how numerous creative visions came together to create Bon Jovi‘s videos.
June 21 on VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR…
British band Spandau Ballet formed in the late 1970s, inspired by the New Romantic movement. They went on to become one of the most successful groups to emerge during that era, with help from their music videos. At 8 ET|5 PT, Gary Kemp discusses the making of Spandau Ballet‘s most memorable videos, including “True” and “Chant No.1″.
At 8:30 ET|5:30 PT, Carol Decker of T’Pau and director Brian Grant discuss the ideas behind T’Pau‘s music videos, including the thought-provoking “China In Your Hand.”
June14 on VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR…
Up first, at 8 ET|5 PT, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes discuss the creation and impact of Duran Duran‘s most iconic music videos, including “Rio” and “Girls on Film”.
Next, at 8:30 ET|5:30 PT, Sting discusses the creative process behind the music videos he was proud to be part of, including “Fields of Gold” and “Every Breath You Take”.
June 7 ON VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR…
At 8 ET|5 PT, get physical with Olivia Newton John as she, plus director Brian Grant and choreographer Arlene Phillips, discuss the making of the ground-breaking video for “Physical.”
Next, at 8:30p ET|5:30p PT, “Video Killed the Radio Star” pays tribute to Whitney Houston’s prolific career through her music videos and candid conversations with the directors who created them.
Celebrate an era when your favorite music was coupled with equally brilliant videos! “Video Killed The Radio Star” is an exciting interview series, featuring rock’s biggest stars discussing the creation and impact of their legendary music videos, plus fun and funny anecdotes from the creative/filming process. Each episode provides an in-depth look at one band’s most-loved videos via interviews with band members and the video’s directors – like ACD/DC on “You Shook Me All Night Long” and Sting on “Fields of Gold.”
Bands profiled on “Video Killed The Radio Star” include: Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Boomtown Rats w/ Bob Geldof, Sting, U2, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Fleetwood Mac, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Def Leppard, Fatboy Slim, Kim Wilde, and Megadeth.
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