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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 news footage and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.
 

Check out this season’s lineup:

April 8 Lynyrd Skynyrd The Allman Brothers Band
April 15 The Who The Kinks
April 22 Eagles Ramones
April 29 The Yardbirds The Byrds
May 6 Eric Clapton Cream
May 13 Blondie Joni Mitchell
May 20 Jerry Lee Lewis The Band
May 27 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Blood, Sweat & Tears
June 3 Johny Cash James Taylor
June 10 Santana Chuck Berry
June 17 Ray Charles Buddy Holly
June 24 Run DMC Aretha Franklin

Schedule

  • Thu, Jun 21st 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Eurythmics
    Eurythmics gained world wide popularity with the release of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" after developing a new and unique sound with the use of synthesizers. Rock Legends gives you the history of this band including featuring archival music videos.
  • Thu, Jun 21st 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Black Sabbath
    A behind the scenes look at heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath, who created a sound so unique that it will live on forever.
  • Thu, Jun 21st 7:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Ray Charles
    Ray Charles was a pioneer of soul music, integrating R&B, gospel, pop and country to create hits like "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind." A blind genius, he is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.
  • Thu, Jun 21st 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Buddy Holly
    With his signature vocal hiccup and hits like "That'll Be the Day," "Rave On," "Peggy Sue" and "Not Fade Away," Buddy Holly was a rock & roll pioneer. His playful, mock-ingenuous singing, with slides between falsetto and regular voice, was a major influence on Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, and numerous imitators. When he died in an airplane crash at 22, he had been recording for less than two years.
  • Fri, Jun 22nd 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Foo Fighters
    With a career of over two decades and album sales over 11 million, Foo Fighters are giants in the world of contemporary rock. Featuring archive material, music videos "Best Of You" and "Monkey Wrench" including exclusive insights from media critics.
  • Fri, Jun 22nd 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Guns 'N' Roses
    Guns 'N' Roses shocked and awed upon their arrival on the 80s rock scene with the worldwide hits "Welcome To The Jungle" and "Paradise City".
  • Sun, Jun 24th 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Dire Straits
    Rock Legends gives you the history of how Mark and David Knopfler formed Dire Straits, gained popularity, and how it ended after the band broke up with Mark focusing on his solo career. Get exclusive insights and catch music videos "Brothers In Arms" and "Calling Elvis".
  • Premiere Sun, Jun 24th 8:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Run DMC
    Run DMC is a Grammy-nominated hip-hop trio from Queens, New York. Founded in 1981, they are considered among the most influential artists in hip-hop and helped usher in the genre's increasing popularity in the 1980s. Run DMC was the first hip-hop group to go platinum and double-platinum.
  • Premiere Sun, Jun 24th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Aretha Franklin
    Multiple Grammy winner and "Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin is known for hits such as "Respect," "Freeway of Love" and "I Say a Little Prayer."
  • Mon, Jun 25th 12:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Run DMC
    Run DMC is a Grammy-nominated hip-hop trio from Queens, New York. Founded in 1981, they are considered among the most influential artists in hip-hop and helped usher in the genre's increasing popularity in the 1980s. Run DMC was the first hip-hop group to go platinum and double-platinum.
  • Mon, Jun 25th 1:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Aretha Franklin
    Multiple Grammy winner and "Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin is known for hits such as "Respect," "Freeway of Love" and "I Say a Little Prayer."
  • Mon, Jun 25th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Iron Maiden
    With sales near the 90 million mark and a career spanning over four decades, Iron Maiden are giants of the metal scene. Featuring archive material, music videos like "Running Free" and "Run To The Hills," and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists.
  • Mon, Jun 25th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - R.E.M.
    R.E.M. is one of the best-selling bands of all time. The trio, hailing from Georgia became a world conquering act selling 85 million studio albums while never compromising their roots. 18 million copies and is widely regarded as one of the best albums of the 90s. Featuring archive material, music videos and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists.
  • Tue, Jun 26th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Aerosmith
    A look back at one of America's biggest selling American rock band of all time and Aerosmith's journey through the years as well as exclusive insight and music videos including "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing."
  • Tue, Jun 26th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Amy Winehouse
    Despite living a tragically short life, Amy had a significant impact on the music industry and is a recognized name around the world. Her unique voice and fusion of styles left a musical legacy that will live long in the memory of everyone her music has touched.
  • Tue, Jun 26th 5:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Guns 'N' Roses
    Guns 'N' Roses shocked and awed upon their arrival on the 80s rock scene with the worldwide hits "Welcome To The Jungle" and "Paradise City".
  • Wed, Jun 27th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Bee Gees
    The Bee Gees their first record deal in 1963 with Festival Records, March 1978 saw the Bee Gees occupy the two top positions on the US charts with "Night Fever" and "Staying Alive". Having won five Grammy awards for Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gees were a worldwide sensation. Journalists and critics examine the rise of The Bee Gees.
  • Thu, Jun 28th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Blondie
    The perfect punk pop band fronted by the most iconic woman in music. Always creating, never following, always setting trends. After forming in the 1970s, Blondie continue to make music and tour the world.
  • Thu, Jun 28th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Lenny Kravitz
    In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion himself when recording. He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category as well as setting the record for most consecutive wins in one category by a male.
  • Thu, Jun 28th 7:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Run DMC
    Run DMC is a Grammy-nominated hip-hop trio from Queens, New York. Founded in 1981, they are considered among the most influential artists in hip-hop and helped usher in the genre's increasing popularity in the 1980s. Run DMC was the first hip-hop group to go platinum and double-platinum.
  • Thu, Jun 28th 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Aretha Franklin
    Multiple Grammy winner and "Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin is known for hits such as "Respect," "Freeway of Love" and "I Say a Little Prayer."
  • Fri, Jun 29th 2:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Lenny Kravitz
    In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion himself when recording. He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category as well as setting the record for most consecutive wins in one category by a male.
  • Fri, Jun 29th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Cher
    At the age of 16 Cher dropped out of school and moved to LA. Her determination to be famous would soon get her noticed. She’s a huge, iconic figure of music, film and TV that has seen her career span over 50 years.
  • Sat, Jun 30th 11:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - James Brown
    James Brown was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and bandleader. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul". Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of James Brown.
  • Sun, Jul 1st 8:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Byrds
    The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, combining traditional acoustic music with early Sixties pop. The group's signature sunny melodies, lush harmonies, and ringing 12-string guitars - as well as their eventual exploration of psychedelic rock - made for some of the decade's best singles. The band continued to do strong work (including foray into country), establishing a sonic model for many of the Seventies biggest rock bands, including the Eagles, Tom Petty, and the latter-day Fleetwood Mac.
  • Sun, Jul 1st 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Neil Diamond
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Neil Diamond. Rock and roll took American youth by storm in the 1950s and Neil, too, fell under its spell.
  • Mon, Jul 2nd 12:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Byrds
    The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, combining traditional acoustic music with early Sixties pop. The group's signature sunny melodies, lush harmonies, and ringing 12-string guitars - as well as their eventual exploration of psychedelic rock - made for some of the decade's best singles. The band continued to do strong work (including foray into country), establishing a sonic model for many of the Seventies biggest rock bands, including the Eagles, Tom Petty, and the latter-day Fleetwood Mac.
  • Mon, Jul 2nd 12:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Neil Diamond
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Neil Diamond. Rock and roll took American youth by storm in the 1950s and Neil, too, fell under its spell.
  • Mon, Jul 2nd 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Who
    The Who were the godfathers of punk and pioneers of rock opera, and were among the first rock groups to integrate synthesizers. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Who.
  • Mon, Jul 2nd 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Coldplay
    Originally formed as Pectorals, Coldplay has gone on to worldwide fame and has had numerous successful hits.
  • Tue, Jul 3rd 2:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Tom Petty
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Tom Petty, one of the great American songwriters.
  • Tue, Jul 3rd 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Prince
    A fascinating look at the life and music of Prince, the flamboyant singer-songwriter whose 1984 album Purple Rain sold more than 13 million copies in the United States.
  • Thu, Jul 5th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Clash
    The Clash began their meteoric rise in 1976, growing out of the early punk scene of West London, The Clash were the ultimate, punk rock band. They combined intelligence with anger and with sheer poetry and beauty. The Clash still influences artists world-wide today.
  • Thu, Jul 5th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Beach Boys
    One of the most innovative bands ever, the Beach Boys invented California rock. Leading music critics cast fresh light on their career.
  • Thu, Jul 5th 7:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Byrds
    The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, combining traditional acoustic music with early Sixties pop. The group's signature sunny melodies, lush harmonies, and ringing 12-string guitars - as well as their eventual exploration of psychedelic rock - made for some of the decade's best singles. The band continued to do strong work (including foray into country), establishing a sonic model for many of the Seventies biggest rock bands, including the Eagles, Tom Petty, and the latter-day Fleetwood Mac.
  • Thu, Jul 5th 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Neil Diamond
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Neil Diamond. Rock and roll took American youth by storm in the 1950s and Neil, too, fell under its spell.
  • Fri, Jul 6th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Tina Turner
    Journalists examine the life and music of Tina Turner, who rose to fame in the 1960s alongside then-husband Ike Turner, before enjoying a highly successful solo career.
  • Sun, Jul 8th 2:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Elton John
    This documentary follows Elton John’s journey from budding songwriter to his 70s peak as the one of the most prolific artists of his generation, his flamboyant costumes and classic songs and closing with being one of the very few musicians who can still top the charts 45 years into their career.
  • Sun, Jul 8th 8:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Allman Brothers
    The Allman Brothers Band combined deeply Southern strains of music - blues, country, and gospel - with boisterous rock & roll and their jazzy, jam-oriented style. Thus, they created the "New South" sound, drafting a template to be used for decades by everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band to My Morning Jacket and the Drive-By Truckers.
  • Sun, Jul 8th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Yardbirds
    The Yardbirds may not have been as famous as their British Invasion contemporaries the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who, but the pioneering blues-based combo introduced three of the most famous and influential guitarists of the rock era: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Their innovations - a revved-up instrumental attack, controlled use of feedback, distortion and fuzz paved the way for psychedelic rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, Southern boogie and even punk.
  • Mon, Jul 9th 12:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Allman Brothers
    The Allman Brothers Band combined deeply Southern strains of music - blues, country, and gospel - with boisterous rock & roll and their jazzy, jam-oriented style. Thus, they created the "New South" sound, drafting a template to be used for decades by everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band to My Morning Jacket and the Drive-By Truckers.
  • Mon, Jul 9th 1:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Yardbirds
    The Yardbirds may not have been as famous as their British Invasion contemporaries the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who, but the pioneering blues-based combo introduced three of the most famous and influential guitarists of the rock era: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Their innovations - a revved-up instrumental attack, controlled use of feedback, distortion and fuzz paved the way for psychedelic rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, Southern boogie and even punk.

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