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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.
 

Schedule

  • Sun, Jun 16th 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Chicago
    The self-described "rock and roll band with horns," Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world's best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records. In 1971, Chicago was the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week.
  • Sun, Jun 16th 6:30 AM 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.
  • Sun, Jun 16th 8:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Queen
    Queen has dominated musical charts, sold out arenas, and left a legacy of outstanding songs and videos that have shaped popular culture.
  • Sun, Jun 16th 2:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Eagles
    With five number one singles, 14 Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of the Eagles.
  • Sun, Jun 16th 3:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Neil Young
    Neil Young is one of the most influential songwriters and guitarists of his generation, known for recording such favorites as 'Old Man,' 'Harvest Moon' and 'Heart of Gold.' Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Neil Young.
  • Mon, Jun 17th 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Neil Young
    Neil Young is one of the most influential songwriters and guitarists of his generation, known for recording such favorites as 'Old Man,' 'Harvest Moon' and 'Heart of Gold.' Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Neil Young.
  • Mon, Jun 17th 6:30 AM 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.
  • Mon, Jun 17th 1:10 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.
  • Mon, Jun 17th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Beastie Boys
    Archive material, music videos and exclusive insights from music critics tell the story of the Beastie Boys, the first rap rock punk band and one of the most important alternative acts of the last 30 years.
  • Tue, Jun 18th 6:30 AM 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 18th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Billy Joel
    Classic videos and leading music critics tell the story of Billy Joel, one of the world's most popular recording artists.
  • Tue, Jun 18th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Grateful Dead
    Leading music critics tell the story of the Grateful Dead and how their blend of psychedelia, blues, rock 'n' roll, country, folk, and jazz came together to create their own unique sound.
  • Wed, Jun 19th 6:30 AM 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.
  • Wed, Jun 19th 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Jefferson Airplane
    Leading music critics cast a fresh light on the career of psychedelic pioneers Jefferson Airplane from helping define the San Francisco Sound to headlining some of the biggest rock festivals of the 1960s.
  • Wed, Jun 19th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Bon Jovi
    Classic music videos, news archives and leading music critics shine a spotlight on the long and storied career of New Jersy's Bon Jovi.
  • Wed, Jun 19th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Janis Joplin.
  • Thu, Jun 20th 6:30 AM 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 20th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Genesis
    Archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights form leading music critics tell the story of Genesis, from the band's beginnings as progressive rock pioneers to their later shift towards a more pop-oriented sound as music video icons.
  • Thu, Jun 20th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - James Taylor
    Singer-songwriter James Taylor creates music that combines folk, rock and pop sensibilities. His hit songs include "Fire and Rain" and "Shower the People."
  • Fri, Jun 21st 6:30 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 21st 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - George Michael
    This program features archive material, music videos "I Want Your Sex" and "Too Funky" and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists.
  • Sat, Jun 22nd 6:30 AM 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.
  • Sun, Jun 23rd 6:30 AM 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.
  • Sun, Jun 23rd 8:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Dusty Springfield
    Hailed as Britain's "best ever pop singer" by Rolling Stone, the English-born Dusty Springfield charted several 1960s hits, including "Son of a Preacher Man." Leading music critics cast fresh light on her career.
  • Mon, Jun 24th 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Smokey Robinson
    Born in Detroit, Michigan on February 19, 1940, Smokey Robinson is second to only Berry Gordy in the founding of Motown. A prolific songwriter, he is credited with 4,000 songs and 37 Top 40 hits, including "Tears of a Clown," "Tracks of My Tears" and "Love Machine."
  • Mon, Jun 24th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Crosby Stills Nash & Young
    The members of rock's first supergroup each had successful recording careers before coming together: Crosby with the Byrds, Stills and Young with Buffalo Springfield, and Nash with the Hollies. Leading music critics cast fresh light on their career.
  • Mon, Jun 24th 1:15 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Santana
    Leading music critics tell the story of Santana, the San Francisco-based Latin rock band that exploded onto the music scene with their breakthrough performance at 1969's Woodstock music festival.
  • Mon, Jun 24th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Pearl Jam
    Rock Legends Pearl Jam tells the story of one of the world's biggest bands, featuring insights from music critics and showcasing classic music videos.
  • Tue, Jun 25th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Eagles
    With five number one singles, 14 Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of the Eagles.
  • Tue, Jun 25th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Phil Collins
    Archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists tell the story of Phil Collins from his time as a member of Genesis to his career as one of only three solo artists to sell over 100 million records.
  • Tue, Jun 25th 9:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Journey
    Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987.
  • Tue, Jun 25th 10:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Journey
    Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987.
  • Wed, Jun 26th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Jethro Tull
    Named for no apparent reason after an 18th-century British agronomist who invented the machine drill for sowing seed, Jethro Tull has been one of the most commercially successful, and eccentric, progressive-rock bands. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the band’s career.
  • Wed, Jun 26th 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Sting
    After the huge success he had with The Police, Sting decided to go solo and released his first album in 1985 and has continued to release chart topping hits. Rock Legends features archival music videos and exclusive insights on one of the world's most popular musicians.
  • Wed, Jun 26th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Radiohead
    Archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists tell the story of Radiohead, one of the most influential bands of the modern rock era.
  • Wed, Jun 26th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Johnny Cash
    A documentary that sweeps you along with the flow of musical genius that is Johnny Cash. From his family's poverty in the Great Depression to touring with Elvis and becoming a legend in his own right. We see his reinvention for a whole new generation with Rick Rubin and how 'Hurt' became the epitaph to his amazing life and career.
  • Thu, Jun 27th 6:30 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.
  • Thu, Jun 27th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Insights from music critics and showcasing their classic music videos.
  • Thu, Jun 27th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Eagles
    With five number one singles, 14 Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of the Eagles.
  • Thu, Jun 27th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Thanks largely to John Fogerty's rough, inimitable voice and seemingly bottomless supply of great melodies, Creedence Clearwater Revival were the preeminent American singles band of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
  • Fri, Jun 28th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Stevie Wonder
    Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Stevie Wonder.
  • Fri, Jun 28th 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Grateful Dead
    Leading music critics tell the story of the Grateful Dead and how their blend of psychedelia, blues, rock 'n' roll, country, folk, and jazz came together to create their own unique sound.
  • Fri, Jun 28th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - U2
    Rock Legends U2 tells the story of one of the world's biggest bands, featuring insights from music critics and showcasing classic music videos.
  • Sat, Jun 29th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Janis Joplin.
  • Sat, Jun 29th 10:15 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Janis Joplin.
  • Sun, Jun 30th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Doors
    The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s, were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film students Ray Manzarek, keyboards, and Jim Morrison, vocals; with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Doors.
  • Sun, Jun 30th 8:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Stevie Wonder
    Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Stevie Wonder.
  • Mon, Jul 1st 7:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Jimi Hendrix
    Hailed by Rolling Stone as the greatest guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix was also one of the biggest cultural figures of the Sixties, a psychedelic voodoo child. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Jimi Hendrix.
  • Mon, Jul 1st 1:20 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.
  • Mon, Jul 1st 5:30 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.
  • Tue, Jul 2nd 2:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Radiohead
    Archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists tell the story of Radiohead, one of the most influential bands of the modern rock era.
  • Tue, Jul 2nd 7:00 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.
  • Tue, Jul 2nd 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Chicago
    The self-described "rock and roll band with horns," Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world's best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records. In 1971, Chicago was the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week.
  • Tue, Jul 2nd 9:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - KISS
    Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, KISS rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances. Interviews, news archives and performances reveal the story of this iconic band.
  • Tue, Jul 2nd 11:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - KISS
    Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, KISS rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances. Interviews, news archives and performances reveal the story of this iconic band.
  • Wed, Jul 3rd 7:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Neil Young
    Neil Young is one of the most influential songwriters and guitarists of his generation, known for recording such favorites as 'Old Man,' 'Harvest Moon' and 'Heart of Gold.' Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Neil Young.
  • Wed, Jul 3rd 1:20 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, Jul 4th 2:15 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Fleetwood Mac
    Rock Legends features archive material, music videos "Dreams" and "Landslide" to detail the storied career of Fleetwood Mac.
  • Thu, Jul 4th 7:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Roy Orbison
    Roy Orbison nicknamed the Big O, was an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex compositions, and dark, emotional ballads. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Roy Orbison.
  • Thu, Jul 4th 2:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Bon Jovi
    Classic music videos, news archives and leading music critics shine a spotlight on the long and storied career of New Jersy's Bon Jovi.
  • Thu, Jul 4th 3:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Journey
    Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987.
  • Thu, Jul 4th 3:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Lynyrd Skynyrd rose to prominence in 1973 full of regional pride and stressing cocky, boisterous hard rock. Their signature song, "Freebird," complete with its fiery five-minute, three-guitar solo, is easily the most requested live song in existence. When the band broke up in 1977, after Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines died in a plane crash, rock suffered a tremendous loss.
  • Fri, Jul 5th 7:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Carpenters
    A popular brother-and-sister team, the Carpenters sold millions of hit records in the early '70s. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Carpenters.
  • Sat, Jul 6th 7:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Mamas and Papas
    The Mamas and Papas were a four-piece folk act whose high harmonies and blend of easygoing, trippy originals with nicely stylized covers virtually soundtracked the late '60s. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Mamas and Papas.
  • Sun, Jul 7th 7:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Monkees
    Formed in Los Angeles in 1965 for the American television series The Monkees, the musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork and British actor and singer Davy Jones. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Monkees.
  • Sun, Jul 7th 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - David Bowie
    Exploring the life and career of musician and actor David Bowie, who returned to the top of the charts in 2013 with The Next Day, his first album in a decade. Music critics and DJs offer their thoughts on the London-born artist's colorful career and enduring success.
  • Sun, Jul 7th 1:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - KISS
    Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, KISS rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances. Interviews, news archives and performances reveal the story of this iconic band.

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