Watch: Don McLean Reflects on His Songwriting & Performs ‘American Pie’ on Mixtape Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8:30pE

WATCH: DON MCLEAN REFLECTS ON HIS SONGWRITING & PERFORMS ‘AMERICAN PIE’ ACOUSTIC ON MIXTAPE THURSDAY, OCT. 3 AT 8:30pE

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Legendary songwriter Don McLean joins an all-new episode of AXS TV’s star-studded classic rock series Mixtape this Thursday, Oct. 3, sharing his personal mixtape of songs that influenced his life and career, discussing the genius of Buddy Holly and delivering a soulful performance of his signature hit “American Pie.”

In this first-look clip, McLean reflects on the goals behind his songwriting, before performing an acoustic rendition of “American Pie.”

“My music is an effort to try to find out who I am. I don’t have any songs that are lies. All my songs are the purest part of me. I’m not perfect, I have a lot of flaws, but my songs are the best part of me.”

Mixtape airs Thursdays at 8:30pE/5:30pP on AXS TV. The eight-episode season puts the spotlight on a different rock icon each week as they sit down to discuss their favorite songs of all time—sharing their own personal mixtape playlist of meaningful music that shaped their lives and left an enduring impact on their legendary careers.

Next week, former Eagles guitarist Don Felder joins Mixtape on Thursday, Oct. 10, sharing stories from his musical history, including the first time he saw Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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