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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. All new episodes premiere starting Sunday, October 4th at 8:30/7:30c only on AXS TV!
 

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Schedule

  • Sun, Sep 20th 5:30 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.
  • Sun, Sep 20th 8:30 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.
  • Sun, Sep 20th 11:35 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.
  • Mon, Sep 21st 10:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. They are one of the most successful bands of all time. Leading music critics cast fresh light on their career.
  • Mon, Sep 21st 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Foreigner
    Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician and ex-Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.
  • Tue, Sep 22nd 10:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Otis Redding
    Known as the voice of soul music, Otis Redding died in a plane crash at 26 years old. His song "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" hit No. 1 in 1968. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Otis Redding.
  • Tue, Sep 22nd 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Talking Heads
    Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Talking Heads.
  • Wed, Sep 23rd 2:00 AM 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, Sep 23rd 10:30 AM 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.
  • Wed, Sep 23rd 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Ramones
    A group of "brothers" from Forest Hills, Queens, the Ramones helped invent punk rock by mastering a simple but extremely effective sound - a combination of speedy grooves, sing-along tunes and deadpan lyrics that achieved a kind of boneheaded genius. The sound influenced thousands of bands and proved so durable that the Ramones more or less stuck to it for their entire career.
  • Wed, Sep 23rd 7:30 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.
  • Wed, Sep 23rd 8:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Tom Petty
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Tom Petty, one of the great American songwriters.
  • Wed, Sep 23rd 11:20 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Tom Petty
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Tom Petty, one of the great American songwriters.
  • Thu, Sep 24th 10:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Talking Heads
    Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Talking Heads.
  • Thu, Sep 24th 1:30 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, Sep 24th 4:00 PM 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.
  • Thu, Sep 24th 4:30 PM 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.
  • Fri, Sep 25th 2:00 AM 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.
  • Fri, Sep 25th 10:30 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.
  • Fri, Sep 25th 1:30 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.
  • Sat, Sep 26th 8:30 AM 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.
  • Sat, Sep 26th 11:20 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.
  • Sat, Sep 26th 7:30 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.
  • Sun, Sep 27th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - ZZ Top
    ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Groves, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard. "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers", according to musician, critic and collector Michael "Cub" Koda. "Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom, while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support."
  • Mon, Sep 28th 12:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - ZZ Top
    ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Groves, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard. "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers", according to musician, critic and collector Michael "Cub" Koda. "Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom, while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support."
  • Mon, Sep 28th 4:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - INXS
    Interviews, news archives, and performance tell the story of INXS, Australia's all-time most successful rock band, and one of its most important and best-known rock exports.
  • Mon, Sep 28th 10:30 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, Sep 28th 1:05 PM ET
    Rock Legends - American Rock
    American rock has its foundations firmly in rock and roll, and infused a variety of musical genres of the time. America was fighting the Vietnam War and protests across the country were widespread. It was during this period of unrest that the driving force behind many artists such as Boston, REO Speedwagon, Styx and many others were formed.
  • Mon, Sep 28th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Police
    The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s and are regarded as one of the first new-wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the band.
  • Tue, Sep 29th 2:00 AM 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.
  • Tue, Sep 29th 10:30 AM 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.
  • Tue, Sep 29th 1:05 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, Sep 29th 3:50 PM 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.
  • Tue, Sep 29th 4:30 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.
  • Wed, Sep 30th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - US Heavy Metal
    The US heavy metal sound has big hooks, melodic choruses, and monster ballads, with nearly every song featuring one guitar solo. Vocals are melodic, and high-pitched. They also include extensive use of harmonies, particularly in the ballads - slow, emotional songs that gradually build to a strong finale. Lyrics tended to deal with love and lust. This episode features Mötley Crüe, Poison & Ratt.
  • Wed, Sep 30th 2:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - British Metal
    Music offered an escape from the drudgery of real life, if not a direct route to fame and riches. They came from tough working-class backgrounds. Factory work or mining were starting to vanish. At the same time, British punk was born and spread outwards, its anger and nihilistic world view the antithesis of everything that had gone before. British Heavy Metal made itself known. This episode features bands such as Judas Priest, Saxon and Iron Maiden.
  • Wed, Sep 30th 10:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Chuck Berry
    Chuck Berry was one of the most influential rock 'n' roll performers in music history. He's known for songs including "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode."
  • Wed, Sep 30th 1:05 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Alt Rock
    With The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, and Soundgarden. Emerging from the independent music underground of the 1970s, Alt Rock became widely popular in the 1980s. The music was unified by collective debt to the musical style and/or the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which laid the groundwork for alternative music. Throughout the 1980s, magazines, college radio airplay, and word of mouth had increased the prominence and highlighted the diversity of alternative rock. With the breakthrough of Nirvana, grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, it entered the mainstream.
  • Wed, Sep 30th 7:30 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.
  • Wed, Sep 30th 8:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - New York Hip Hop
    With Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, and Big Daddy Kane. New York Hip Hop is a regional subgenre of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the 1970s. Recognized to have evolved first in the Bronx, New York hip hop became a distinct subgenre after artists from other regions of the United States emerged with different styles. In contrast to other styles, this used complex lyrics for attentive listening rather than beats for dancing. The main components of hip hop culture from that time and still today are MCing, DJing, break dancing, and graffiti.
  • Thu, Oct 1st 12:15 AM ET
    Rock Legends - New York Hip Hop
    With Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, and Big Daddy Kane. New York Hip Hop is a regional subgenre of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the 1970s. Recognized to have evolved first in the Bronx, New York hip hop became a distinct subgenre after artists from other regions of the United States emerged with different styles. In contrast to other styles, this used complex lyrics for attentive listening rather than beats for dancing. The main components of hip hop culture from that time and still today are MCing, DJing, break dancing, and graffiti.
  • Thu, Oct 1st 2:15 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.
  • Thu, Oct 1st 11:30 AM 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."
  • Thu, Oct 1st 7:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Eric Clapton
    Rock Legends Eric Clapton tells the story of one of Britain's enduring rock stars, featuring insights from music critics and showcasing classic music videos.
  • Thu, Oct 1st 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Pink Floyd
    Pink Floyd, one of the most influential progressive rock bands, released The Dark Side of the Moon in 1973, which became their most critically and commercially successful album.
  • Fri, Oct 2nd 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - INXS
    Interviews, news archives, and performance tell the story of INXS, Australia's all-time most successful rock band, and one of its most important and best-known rock exports.
  • Fri, Oct 2nd 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Police
    The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s and are regarded as one of the first new-wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the band.
  • Fri, Oct 2nd 7:00 PM 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.
  • Fri, Oct 2nd 7:30 PM 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.
  • Fri, Oct 2nd 8:30 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.
  • Sat, Oct 3rd 8:00 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, Oct 4th 8:00 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.
  • Premiere Sun, Oct 4th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Soul Crooners
    With Lionel Ritchie, Michael Bolton, and Billy Ocean. Soul began essentially as uplifting black gospel music. Otis Redding took the genre to its next stage with Mr. Pitiful. Percy Sledge gave studio Muscle Shoals its first number one in 1966 with "When A Man Loves a Woman."
  • Sun, Oct 4th 11:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Soul Crooners
    With Lionel Ritchie, Michael Bolton, and Billy Ocean. Soul began essentially as uplifting black gospel music. Otis Redding took the genre to its next stage with Mr. Pitiful. Percy Sledge gave studio Muscle Shoals its first number one in 1966 with "When A Man Loves a Woman."
  • Mon, Oct 5th 11:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Pat Benatar
    Pat Benatar was born on January 10, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York. After high school, she married her boyfriend and moved to Virginia. Unhappy with domestic life, the couple divorced, and Benatar moved back to New York. She worked the club scene and found her guitarist and future husband Neil Giraldo.
  • Mon, Oct 5th 1:00 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."
  • Mon, Oct 5th 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Ramones
    A group of "brothers" from Forest Hills, Queens, the Ramones helped invent punk rock by mastering a simple but extremely effective sound - a combination of speedy grooves, sing-along tunes and deadpan lyrics that achieved a kind of boneheaded genius. The sound influenced thousands of bands and proved so durable that the Ramones more or less stuck to it for their entire career.
  • Mon, Oct 5th 7:00 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.
  • Mon, Oct 5th 7:30 PM 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".
  • Tue, Oct 6th 11:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Little Richard
    Known for his flamboyant performances, Little Richard's hit songs from the mid-1950s were defining moments in the development of rock 'n' roll.
  • Tue, Oct 6th 1:05 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.
  • Tue, Oct 6th 7:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Fleetwood Mac
    Rock Legends features archive material, music videos "Dreams" and "Landslide" to detail the storied career of Fleetwood Mac.
  • Tue, Oct 6th 7:30 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, Oct 7th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Meat Loaf
    Known for the Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums, Meat Loaf is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, as well as an accomplished actor. Interviews, archival news footage, and performances reveal this unique, iconic artist.
  • Wed, Oct 7th 11:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Police
    The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s and are regarded as one of the first new-wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the band.
  • Wed, Oct 7th 11:30 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.
  • Wed, Oct 7th 1:10 PM 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.
  • Wed, Oct 7th 7:00 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.
  • Wed, Oct 7th 7:30 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, Oct 8th 2:30 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.
  • Thu, Oct 8th 11:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Peter Gabriel
    Interviews, news archives, and performances explore the career of Peter Gabriel from his time in Genesis to his platinum-selling solo career.
  • Thu, Oct 8th 1:10 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, Oct 8th 7:00 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.
  • Thu, Oct 8th 7:30 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".
  • Fri, Oct 9th 11:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Patti Smith
    Patti Smith (Patricia Lee Smith), born December 30, 1946, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
  • Fri, Oct 9th 1:05 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.
  • Fri, Oct 9th 7:00 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.
  • Fri, Oct 9th 7:30 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.
  • Fri, Oct 9th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Soul Crooners
    With Lionel Ritchie, Michael Bolton, and Billy Ocean. Soul began essentially as uplifting black gospel music. Otis Redding took the genre to its next stage with Mr. Pitiful. Percy Sledge gave studio Muscle Shoals its first number one in 1966 with "When A Man Loves a Woman."
  • Fri, Oct 9th 11:30 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.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 3:30 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.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 8:00 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.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 1:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Singer Writes the Song
    Songwriters have their roots in the folk-acoustic traditions of Celtic European Troubadours from the Middle East and blues and country in the USA. This genre emerged in the 1960's again against the backdrop of political change, and would forge the careers of great artists such as Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, and James Taylor.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Pink Floyd
    Pink Floyd, one of the most influential progressive rock bands, released The Dark Side of the Moon in 1973, which became their most critically and commercially successful album.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 2:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Eric Clapton
    Rock Legends Eric Clapton tells the story of one of Britain's enduring rock stars, featuring insights from music critics and showcasing classic music videos.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 2:30 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.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 3:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Soft Rock
    During the 1960s, rock n roll splintered into a rainbow of genres - musicians were experimenting. Soft rock began as a blend of the progressive rock quest for musicianship and the songwriter's love of pop. It originated in the late 1960s in Southern California and the United Kingdom. The style relied on simple, melodic songs with big, lush productions. This new genre established bands such as Supertramp, ELO & Barclay James Harvest.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 3:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Birth of Metal
    Metal combined overdriven guitars with heavy drums, bass lines working with and against guitar lines, and vocals from voices at the limit of their power. In metal, everything is at a "10." During the 60s flower power movement, peace and love in music no longer reflected the lives of a generation. At the same time, de-industrialization was beginning. If you were angry, you didn't want to change the world. You just wanted to scream. This episode features artists such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Nazareth.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Women Who Rock
    Women have sung on jazz, pop and soul tracks since the 1930s, but when it came to rock, however, there were few women in the 1950s who wrote and performed their own songs. In the 60s, artists such as Grace Slick and Janis Joplin were fronting A-list bands. All-female garage bands, such as The Runaways and Fanny, achieved limited success. As rock developed in the late 60s and 70s alongside the women's liberation movement, women refused to be just the pretty singer or the manufactured glam groups. This episode features bands such as Heart, Suzie Quatro and The Bangles.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 4:30 PM 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.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 5:00 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.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 5:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Fleetwood Mac
    Rock Legends features archive material, music videos "Dreams" and "Landslide" to detail the storied career of Fleetwood Mac.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 6:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - New Wave
    With The B-52's, Devo, and The Pretenders. New Wave is a form of rock music encompassing numerous pop-oriented music styles rooted in mid-1970s punk rock. Its engendered subgenres and fusions, and displays characteristics common to pop music rather than the more "artsy" post-punk. Incorporating the original punk rock sound and ethos, it also exhibits greater complexity in both music and lyrics, with the use of synthesizers and electronic productions, and a distinctive visual style featured in music videos and fashion.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 6:30 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.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 7:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Kinks
    The Kinks were a key part of the 1960s British Invasion, and their early hits - especially "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night" - paved the way for the next decade's hard rock.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Psychedelic Rock
    The sound of psychedelic rock involved electronic instruments, guitar effects, oriental instruments, unconventional song structures, lyrics that referenced drugs or fantasy books, with extended instrumental sections. The genre bridged the transition from early blues and folk-based rock to progressive rock and hard rock. This episode features The Moody Blues, Emerson Lake & Palmer and Traffic.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 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.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - American Rock
    American rock has its foundations firmly in rock and roll, and infused a variety of musical genres of the time. America was fighting the Vietnam War and protests across the country were widespread. It was during this period of unrest that the driving force behind many artists such as Boston, REO Speedwagon, Styx and many others were formed.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 9:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Motown Sound
    With The Temptations, The Miracles, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. For many music fans, the Motown Sound is the defining sound of the 1960s pop, R&B, and soul music. The distinctive musical style-all tambourines, driving bass lines, and gospel-influenced vocal harmonies-became synonymous with the Detroit studio where the songs were recorded and the stars who sang them.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 9:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Pop Rock
    With The Cars, Go-Go's, and Huey Lewis and the News. New Wave and post-punk were the successors of the raw nihilism of punk. New Wave was brighter, more pop, synth-heavy, and very dance-able. The Pop Rock sound of the 1970s and 1980s was a tune heavy blend of punk minimalism, art rock synthesizer and pop melodies.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 10:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Folk Around the World
    With Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot, and The Seekers. An orally transmitted musical heritage of a culture, in the 1930s, this genre enjoyed a resurgence during the Great Depression following stock market crash, as droughts and dust storms encouraged farmers out of the dust bowl to California and New York State. The American folk music revival began with performers like Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Paul Robeson. Breakthrough act The Weavers sang traditional folk songs from around the world, as well as blues, labor songs, and American ballads and their style inspired the commercial folk boom that followed them into the 1960s.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 10:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Progressive Rock
    By the dawn of the seventies, progressive rock freed bands of the limitations of four-minute songs, allowing musicians to evolve a single track over a whole side of vinyl, draw on classical sources and create music in more complex, time signatures. Moog Synthesizers were portable and affordable, allowing bands to create orchestral effects. Such devices added a spectrum of new sounds and possibilities for musicians. This new world brought artists such as Rush, Yes & Atomic Rooster into the mainstream.
  • Sat, Oct 10th 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.
  • Sun, Oct 11th 12:00 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."
  • Sun, Oct 11th 12:30 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.
  • Sun, Oct 11th 1:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - American Rock
    American rock has its foundations firmly in rock and roll, and infused a variety of musical genres of the time. America was fighting the Vietnam War and protests across the country were widespread. It was during this period of unrest that the driving force behind many artists such as Boston, REO Speedwagon, Styx and many others were formed.
  • Sun, Oct 11th 1:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Motown Sound
    With The Temptations, The Miracles, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. For many music fans, the Motown Sound is the defining sound of the 1960s pop, R&B, and soul music. The distinctive musical style-all tambourines, driving bass lines, and gospel-influenced vocal harmonies-became synonymous with the Detroit studio where the songs were recorded and the stars who sang them.
  • Sun, Oct 11th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Pop Rock
    With The Cars, Go-Go's, and Huey Lewis and the News. New Wave and post-punk were the successors of the raw nihilism of punk. New Wave was brighter, more pop, synth-heavy, and very dance-able. The Pop Rock sound of the 1970s and 1980s was a tune heavy blend of punk minimalism, art rock synthesizer and pop melodies.
  • Sun, Oct 11th 2:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Folk Around the World
    With Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot, and The Seekers. An orally transmitted musical heritage of a culture, in the 1930s, this genre enjoyed a resurgence during the Great Depression following stock market crash, as droughts and dust storms encouraged farmers out of the dust bowl to California and New York State. The American folk music revival began with performers like Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Paul Robeson. Breakthrough act The Weavers sang traditional folk songs from around the world, as well as blues, labor songs, and American ballads and their style inspired the commercial folk boom that followed them into the 1960s.
  • Sun, Oct 11th 3:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Progressive Rock
    By the dawn of the seventies, progressive rock freed bands of the limitations of four-minute songs, allowing musicians to evolve a single track over a whole side of vinyl, draw on classical sources and create music in more complex, time signatures. Moog Synthesizers were portable and affordable, allowing bands to create orchestral effects. Such devices added a spectrum of new sounds and possibilities for musicians. This new world brought artists such as Rush, Yes & Atomic Rooster into the mainstream.
  • Sun, Oct 11th 3:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Psychedelic Rock
    The sound of psychedelic rock involved electronic instruments, guitar effects, oriental instruments, unconventional song structures, lyrics that referenced drugs or fantasy books, with extended instrumental sections. The genre bridged the transition from early blues and folk-based rock to progressive rock and hard rock. This episode features The Moody Blues, Emerson Lake & Palmer and Traffic.
  • Sun, Oct 11th 8:00 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.
  • Premiere Sun, Oct 11th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Birth of Invention
    With Frank Zappa, Captain Beefhart, and King Crimson. By its very name this is multi-instrumentalist characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire. Featuring rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral, innovative, and stylistically diverse sounds. As well as progressive rock, art rock, and post-progressive. The music was grounded in the rock of the 1960s, especially the acid rock and psychedelic rock movements.
  • Sun, Oct 11th 11:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Birth of Invention
    With Frank Zappa, Captain Beefhart, and King Crimson. By its very name this is multi-instrumentalist characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire. Featuring rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral, innovative, and stylistically diverse sounds. As well as progressive rock, art rock, and post-progressive. The music was grounded in the rock of the 1960s, especially the acid rock and psychedelic rock movements.

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