ICONS & EXPERTS EXAMINE THE ARTISTS, SONGS, & EVENTS THAT DEFINED SOME OF MUSIC’S MOST IMPORTANT ERAS IN THE NEW AXS TV SERIES A YEAR IN MUSIC, PREMIERING SUNDAY, JULY 7 AT 9PE
Individual Episodic Hosts Include Tommy Chong, Downtown Julie Brown, Matt Pinfield, & Don Felder
New Series Takes Viewers on an Immersive Journey Through the Sounds of 1977, 1969, 1983, 1975, & More
Los Angeles (June 12, 2019) – AXS TV explores the legendary sounds that defined the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s in the all-new original series A Year In Music—premiering Sunday, July 7 at 9pE/6pP, before the Season Two premiere of TrunkFest at 9:30pE/6:30pP. A Year In Music is the newest addition to the network’s music-themed Sunday Night Rocks lineup, which also includes the popular talk-and-jam program Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar at 8pE/5pP; the hilarious and heartfelt reality series Real Money, starring Eddie Money, at 8:30pE/5:30pP; and the immersive music festival series TrunkFest, hosted by Eddie Trunk, at 9:30pE.
Beloved former MTV VJs Downtown Julie Brown and Matt Pinfield, rock superstar Don Felder and film, television and stand up comedy legend Tommy Chong are the pop culture icons and experts who host the series. A Year In Music puts the spotlight on a different year each week, exploring the impact and influence that bands, songs, pop culture, and politics had on the era. The season begins with a look back at 1977, as Brown compares and contrasts the sunny hit singles coming out of Los Angeles’ blossoming music scene with the melancholy moodiness emanating from New York City, and explains how pop music evolved into what we have today in the July 7 episode.
The 10-episode season also features Pinfield’s examination of 1966, documenting the changing sound of pop music and the last glory days of classic crooners such as Frank Sinatra (July 14); Felder’s trip to the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, where he breaks down the music of 1969’s Peace & Love Movement (July 21); Brown’s in-depth look at 1983 covering the birth of MTV, the early days of music videos, and the rise of heavy metal (Aug. 4); and Pinfield’s dissection of 1975, fueled by trailblazing bands such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, and political unrest spurred by the economic crisis (Aug. 11). Other highlights include Felder’s discussion of the headlines that dominated 1973—ranging from Disco to Watergate, and everything in between (Aug. 18); a trip back to 1985, where Brown reflects on the growing influence of cable TV, the massive impact of music videos as a cultural cornerstone, and the unparalleled music scene that saw half of the ‘80s top albums on the charts in the same year (Sept. 1); and more.
“AXS TV is proud to welcome A Year In Music to our Sunday Night Rocks programming lineup,” said Evan Haiman, Vice President of Music Programming and Production, AXS TV. “The series is the perfect complement to a night that is, essentially, a celebration of all things classic rock—giving viewers a unique look at the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s by exploring the unforgettable songs, bands, pop culture, and even politics that impacted and influenced some of the most important years in music.”
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