VH1 Prays to the Altar of Rock
For the Month of May VH1 Goes Metal With a Slate of All-New Series,
Documentaries, Specials And Movies
"Super Group," "Behind The Music: Ratt," "Behind The Music: Pantera,"
"Heavy: The Story Of Metal," "40 Greatest Metal Songs," VH1 Classic's
"Decades Rock Live: Heart" and the first annual "Rock Honors" Highlight
VH1's Metal Month
NEW YORK, April 24 -- From the rocking sounds of Metal
music and the stories behind the men & women who created them to the
continued legacy that is Rock and Roll, VH1 debuts all-new series,
documentaries, specials and movies this May that will leave you praying at
the altar of rock.
"40 GREATEST METAL SONGS"
PREMIERES MONDAY-THURSDAY, STARTING MAY 1 AT 11 PM*
Hosted by Sebastian Bach, "40 Greatest Metal Songs," brings you the 40
most notable metal songs of all time in four rockin' half hour episodes.
Whether epic, political, scary or downright silly, these tunes have one
thing in common: they will rock your friggin' socks off. Who could resist
jumping into the pit during Pantera's 'Walk,' banging your head 'til it
hurts to Metallica's 'Master of Puppets,' or throwing up the devil horns to
Iron Maiden's 'Number of the Beast'. VH1 will count down the greatest metal
songs that made a whole generation turn the volume up, way up. If you can't
get enough of VH1's "40 Greatest Metal Moments" then tune in to VH1 Classic
Monday, May 1 beginning at 11:30 PM.* to see a sneak peak of episodes two,
three and four.
"BEHIND THE MUSIC RATT" & "BEHIND THE MUSIC PANTERA"
PREMIERE THURSDAY, MAY 11 STARTING AT 9 PM*
This special edition of "Behind the Music: Ratt" contains exclusive
behind the scenes footage of the band, as well as a never before seen
interview with Robbin Crosby, conducted three years before his death. In
the beginning, the band crawled up from the Sunset Strip's hair metal scene
in the early '80s to record a fistful of multi-platinum albums and fill
arenas around the globe.
Then at 10 PM, "Behind The Music" returns with the story of
hard-hitting band Pantera. In the early 1990s, when hair metal was being
sheered from the charts by grunge and earnest hard-rockers like Guns N
Roses, Pantera, righteously flew the hard-edged heavy metal flag, almost
single-handedly saving the genre from extinction.
PREMIERES SUNDAY, MAY 21 AT 10 PM*
VH1's "SuperGroup:" Ted Nugent, Scott Ian, Sebastian Bach, Evan
Seinfeld and Jason Bonham, are poised to re-conquer the rock world (and
hopefully spread a little debauchery in the process) in the ultimate
musical experiment. "SuperGroup" will bring together these five hard
rocking icons and present them with the opportunity to create the heaviest
'SuperGroup.' Ultimately viewers will see whether or not the band will come
together as hard rock's saviors or simply implode.
"HEAVY: THE STORY OF METAL"
PREMIERES MONDAY-THURSDAY, STARTING MAY 22, AT 9 PM*
What Ken Burns did for jazz, VH1 does for heavy metal - only a lot
louder. VH1's New "Rock Doc," "Heavy: The Story of Metal," traces the
evolution of heavy metal music and culture, from its dark, grim beginnings
in Birmingham, England to the worldwide force that it remains to this day.
In a series of four chronological hours, "Heavy: The Story of Metal,"
explores four decades of music, each hour examining this powerful and often
misunderstood genre, from metal's pioneers to its love of glam and excess;
from the fight for metal's rebellious soul to its storied flirtation with
the devil. VH1 Classic will sneak peek the second, third and fourth
installments of the series on Monday, May 22 beginning at 10 PM.*
"VH1 ROCK HONORS"
PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 AT 9 PM*
VH1 debuts the first ever show to pay homage to the legends who
influenced the sound of hard rock with the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors."
This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of KISS, Queen,
Def Leppard and Judas Priest. Additional performers, presenters, and
special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
Premiering on Wednesday, May 31 at 9PM*, "VH1 Rock Honors," will be
taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 25.
The 2-hour tribute will salute the groundbreaking bands of rock, the once
in a lifetime events and the influential people who made a lasting mark on
the history of hard rock.
For more information on all these shows, please log on to http://www.vh1.com.
For additional show and music content, log onto VSPOT
(http://vspot.vh1.com), VH1's broadband channel.
On VH1 Classic:
"DECADES ROCK LIVE" CONCERT
PREMIERES ON FRIDAY, MAY 5 AT 8PM*
The third installment of "Decades Rock Live" honoring Heart will
include an Alice in Chains reunion and special guests Dave Navarro, Carrie
Underwood, Rufus Wainwright and Gretchen Wilson.
For more information on Metal Month on VH1 Classic and to learn more
about these classic artists visit http://www.vh1classic.com.
Metal Month on VSPOT at VH1.com and VH1 Mobile
VSPOT at VH1.com (http://vspot.vh1.com) will create a "Metal Month"
channel to all things metal beginning May 1. The dedicated channel will
include exclusive interviews with "VH1 Rock Honors" honorees, presenters
and performers and select video clips from the month's on-air metal
programming slate, including raw VSPOT interviews and outtakes with artists
like Sebastian Bach, Scott Ian, Ted Nugent, Dee Snider, Lars Ulrich, and
Rob Zombie of the new VH1 Rock Doc, "Heavy: The Story of Metal."
VH1 Mobile will have the metal bands you love in the palm of your hand
with one-of-a-kind metal wallpapers, original metal ringtones/ringbacks
recorded exclusively for VH1 Mobile, and must-see video content from live
metal and rock concerts from legendary bands such as Judas Priest and
Poison. Additional video content will include interviews with metal bands
from the VH1 Classic archives. VH1 mobile will also offer a rock-themed
episode of the made-for-mobile series "Dingo Ate My Video."
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trailers, in- studio performances and original series, not to mention
thousands of music videos, customizable playlists and artist interviews.
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