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The second annual show, which pays homage to the legends who influenced the sound of rock, will honor Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top.

[via press release from VH1]

Bam Margera to Host 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Nickelback, Gretchen Wilson and Keane Join Honorees Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top Live on Stage at the Second Annual Show 'VH1 Rock Honors' Premieres Thursday, May 24 at 9PM*

NEW YORK, April 4 -- Bam Margera has been tapped to host "VH1 Rock Honors." The second annual show, which pays homage to the legends who influenced the sound of rock, will honor Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top. These honorees will perform live, along with tribute bands Nickelback, Gretchen Wilson and Keane, on Saturday, May 12 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. "VH1 Rock Honors" will air on VH1 Thursday, May 24 at 9PM*. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

The two-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 rock. The influence of these honorees will be felt through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today's hottest rock acts as well as the legends themselves.

Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $175, $125 and $75, not including applicable service charges, via http://www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 877-632-7400 or 702-632-7580. They are also available in Las Vegas by going directly to the Mandalay Bay Box Office. For VIP Tickets to the show or tickets to the official after-party benefiting the VH1 Save The Music Foundation call 212-846-7882 or rsvp@vh1.com. All ticket proceeds from the show and post party will benefit VH1 Save The Music.

Check soon for interactive honoree profiles, exclusive programming, show information and more at http://rock.vh1.com.

"VH1 Rock Honors" is sponsored by Garnier(R) Fructis(R), Taco Bell(R), Toyota, Dove Deodorant, Warner Bros. Pictures Ocean's Thirteen and Sprint.

"VH1 Rock Honors" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim for VH1 and Greg Sills and Paul Flattery for Choe Productions.

*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 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul and VSPOT, VH1's broadband channel. 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.

Mandalay Bay Events Center continues its tradition as one of the world's premier entertainment venues in the world. The 12,000-seat multi-purpose Events Center has hosted championship boxing events including De La Hoya vs. Trinidad and Vargas vs. Mosley. The Events Center also has been the home to sold-out concert audiences for such performers as Bette Midler, Kenny Chesney, Van Halen, The Eagles, Britney Spears, Andrea Bocelli and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Live televised events have included the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA), Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Finals and Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular.

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