[01/31/06 - 12:00 AM]
VH1 Presents 'The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash' Premiering Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 PM

[via press release from VH1]

VH1 Presents 'The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash' Premiering Saturday, February 4th At 10:00 PM

A Special Event Featuring Performances by Nickelback, Train and the Goo Goo Dolls

Exclusive Performances to Air on VSPOT, VH1's Broadband Network

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 -- VH1, Pepsi and the NFL have joined forces to bring the worlds of football and music together with "The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash" taking place in the host city of Detroit. The one-hour concert will pay tribute to the All-American sport of football and its 40th Super Bowl with performances by Nickelback, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Train, among other special guest appearances.

Hosted by Holly Robinson Peete (UPN's Love Inc.) and Jim Breuer (Saturday Night Live), "The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash" will also feature appearances by NFL superstars Braylon Edwards (Cleveland), Tony Gonzalez (Kansas City), Willie McGinnest (New England), Takeo Spikes (Buffalo) and Mike Strahan (NY Giants).

"The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash" will be taped at the State Theater in Detroit on Thursday, February 2nd and will air on VH1 on Saturday, February 4th at 10PM.* In addition to performances from the on-air show, exclusive performances from all three bands will be available on VSPOT, VH1's broadband network at http://vspot.vh1.com. The Saturday broadcast also will be streamed live on http://www.superbowl.com.

"The Super Bowl is an all-American event that has become a pop culture phenomenon on all levels -- sports, advertising and entertainment," said Tom Calderone, General Manager, VH1. "We are so excited to be part of the biggest party in the country and able to bring great music to the American public."

"The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash" will be executive produced by Lee Rolontz for VH1. Patty Dimaria is the producer. Dave Diomedi is the director.

* all times ET/PT

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in nearly 84 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH Uno and VH1 Country. Connect with VH1 at http://www.VH1.com.

VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

Web Site: http://vspot.vh1.com http://www.superbowl.com

  [january 2006]  


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