June 11, 2021
LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2021) – AXS TV announced today that the popular investigative documentary series Music’s Greatest Mysteries is returning with six all-new weekly episodes, beginning Wednesday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Music’s Greatest Mysteries presents an immersive journey that puts the spotlight on the infamous legends, colorful characters, and monumental moments that have confounded and intrigued generations of music lovers throughout the years. Separating fact from fiction, the series blends insightful commentary from icons and experts, with archive footage and dramatic reinterpretations to answer the “whys” and “hows” of each new topic.
The slate of new episodes kicks off on July 7 with a packed premiere, exploring whether the airplane crash that claimed the life of guitar prodigy Randy Rhoads was an accident or a prank gone wrong, with a panel that includes Rhoads’ siblings Kathy and Kelle Rhoads, his friend and former bandmate Rudy Sarzo, and rock legacy Ahmet Zappa. Then, Music’s Greatest Mysteries delves into the feud between Country titans LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood, whose dueling versions of “How Do I Live” sparked an industry-shaking clash that extended all the way to the GRAMMYS®; and YouTube star Justin Whang examines the unknown origins of the song known simply as “The Most Mysterious Song on The Internet.”
Other topics include Who Gave Birth To Rock’s ‘Devil Horns’? (July 14); Who Was Beyoncé’s ‘Becky With The Good Hair’? (July 21); Did David Bowie Resurrect Tina Turner’s Career? (Aug. 4); and How Did Willie Nelson Beat The IRS? (Aug. 11). The series also digs into whether or not a Chicago DJ’s publicity stunt did in fact destroy disco in The Night Disco Died (Aug. 4); The Immortality Of Tupac Shakur (July 14); and the unexpected connection between Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” karaoke and a disturbing list of murders in the Philippines (Aug. 11), among others.
“Music fans have questions and Music’s Greatest Mysteries has the answers, making it the perfect addition to our all-new Wednesday night lineup which digs deep into the world of music and takes fans behind the scenes,” said Sarah Weidman, Head of Original Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “From the heartfelt and inspiring, to the strange and even sinister, music history is packed with fables and figures that have kept fans intrigued for decades. Our viewers loved hearing the stories we shared when Music’s Greatest Mysteries premiered last fall, and we have even more incredible tales and water cooler fodder to share when the series returns on July 7.”
“Music’s Greatest Mysteries blends together a passion for music with an investigative curiosity about our music legends, resulting in a unique perspective on some amazing stories,” said Chip Rives, Director and Executive Producer, Texas Crew Productions. “We can’t wait for viewers to experience these six new episodes and finally get answers to some of music’s greatest mysteries.”
Music’s Greatest Mysteries is jointly produced by Texas Crew Productions and Hideout Pictures, with Chip Rives, David Karabinas, Brad Bernstein, Shannon Houchins, and Trevor O’Neil serving as executive producers.