'The Day the Rock Star Died' Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c on AXS TV

 

The Day The Rock Star Died takes viewers on a guided journey of the extraordinary lives and unparalleled legacies of artists who each changed music forever and left an indelible mark on fans across the world. The series examines what made these artists so incredible and what makes their art so enduring, offering rare insights into their personal lives and re-tracing their tragic final hours. Featured icons include soulful songstress Janis Joplin; genre-defying showman David Bowie; guitar superstars Buddy Holly and Jimi Hendrix; powerful percussionist Keith Moon; standouts Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston; rock nā€™ roll king Elvis Presley; Country music titans Johnny Cash and Hank Williams; folk hero John Denver; pop trailblazers Michael Jackson, George Michael, and Michael Hutchence; and celebrated singer-songwriter Tom Petty.

Check out the full schedule below:

10/2 Tom Petty
10/9 Jimi Hendrix
10/16 Elvis Presley
10/23 Jim Morrison
10/30 Janis Joplin
11/6 Whitney Houston
11/13 Johnny Cash
11/20 Michael Jackson
11/27 John Denver
12/4 Hank Williams
12/11 David Bowie
12/18 Keith Moon

 

From the The Day The Rock Star Died blog:

The Day the Rock Star Died: Whitney Houston | Premieres November 6th

We dedicate this Tuesday to one of the most beautiful voices ever. Read more...

The Day the Rock Star Died: Janis Joplin | Premieres October 30th

We look back the life of the iconic "Pearl" this Tuesday at 8:30/7:30c. Read more...

Schedule

  • Premiere Tue, Nov 13th 8:30 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Johnny Cash
    One of the all-time best-selling music artists, Johnny Cash is known for his signature songs "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "A Boy Named Sue," along with duet with future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson." Although he was known as a country music icon, his music spanned genres and his sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk music, and gospel music.
  • Wed, Nov 14th 12:15 AM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Johnny Cash
    One of the all-time best-selling music artists, Johnny Cash is known for his signature songs "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "A Boy Named Sue," along with duet with future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson." Although he was known as a country music icon, his music spanned genres and his sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk music, and gospel music.
  • Wed, Nov 14th 9:00 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Johnny Cash
    One of the all-time best-selling music artists, Johnny Cash is known for his signature songs "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "A Boy Named Sue," along with duet with future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson." Although he was known as a country music icon, his music spanned genres and his sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk music, and gospel music.
  • Premiere Tue, Nov 20th 8:30 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, dancer and known simply as "The King of Pop." His contributions to music, dance, and highly publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
  • Wed, Nov 21st 12:15 AM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, dancer and known simply as "The King of Pop." His contributions to music, dance, and highly publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
  • Wed, Nov 21st 9:00 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, dancer and known simply as "The King of Pop." His contributions to music, dance, and highly publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
  • Sat, Nov 24th 1:00 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi Hendrix was arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music. He achieved fame in the U.S. after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. In 1968, his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the U.S. and it was his most commercially successful release, and his only number one album. As the world's highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.
  • Sat, Nov 24th 1:30 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin was one of the most successful and widely-known female rock stars of her era. The big-voiced, bluesy singer dominated the stage, forged her own path and paved the way for the female singers who followed. After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27.
  • Sat, Nov 24th 2:00 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston was one of the best-selling music artists, with 200 million records sold worldwide, and the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, influenced several African American women artists who followed in her footsteps. "I Will Always Love You," which received the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, also became the best-selling single by a woman in music history.
  • Sat, Nov 24th 2:30 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Jim Morrison
    Jim Morrison co-founded the Doors in 1965 and recorded a total of six studio albums. He died at the age of 27 in Paris. As no autopsy was performed, the exact cause of Morrison's death remains unknown to this day. Since his death, his fame has endured as one of popular culture's most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing the generation gap and youth counterculture.
  • Sat, Nov 24th 4:00 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Johnny Cash
    One of the all-time best-selling music artists, Johnny Cash is known for his signature songs "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "A Boy Named Sue," along with duet with future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson." Although he was known as a country music icon, his music spanned genres and his sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk music, and gospel music.
  • Sat, Nov 24th 7:00 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Elvis Presley
    With an enormous body of hit singles, commercial success in many genres, including pop, country, blues, and gospel music, Elvis Presley is the best-selling music artist in the history of recorded music. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate, just 42 years of age.
  • Sat, Nov 24th 7:30 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, dancer and known simply as "The King of Pop." His contributions to music, dance, and highly publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
  • Sat, Nov 24th 8:30 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin was one of the most successful and widely-known female rock stars of her era. The big-voiced, bluesy singer dominated the stage, forged her own path and paved the way for the female singers who followed. After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27.
  • Sat, Nov 24th 11:10 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Tom Petty
    Tom Petty was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He was also a co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. He recorded many hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
  • Sun, Nov 25th 1:10 AM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Johnny Cash
    One of the all-time best-selling music artists, Johnny Cash is known for his signature songs "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "A Boy Named Sue," along with duet with future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson." Although he was known as a country music icon, his music spanned genres and his sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk music, and gospel music.
  • Sun, Nov 25th 2:10 AM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, dancer and known simply as "The King of Pop." His contributions to music, dance, and highly publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
  • Premiere Tue, Nov 27th 8:30 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - John Denver
    Often described as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era,ā€ John Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide. His lyrics reflected his joy in nature and disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials.
  • Wed, Nov 28th 12:15 AM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - John Denver
    Often described as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era,ā€ John Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide. His lyrics reflected his joy in nature and disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials.
  • Wed, Nov 28th 9:00 PM ET
    The Day The Rock Star Died - John Denver
    Often described as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era,ā€ John Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide. His lyrics reflected his joy in nature and disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials.

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