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[05/28/09 - 06:01 AM]
VH1 Classic Presents a New Slate of Summer 2009 Programming with Iconic Roc Docs, Music Countdowns and Rarely Seen Concert Footage
The new slate of programming begins on June 6th with "Roc Doc: Iron Maiden: Flight 666."

[via press release from VH1]

VH1 Classic Presents a New Slate of Summer 2009 Programming With Iconic Roc Docs, Music Countdowns and Rarely Seen Concert Footage

"Roc Doc: Iron Maiden: Flight 666," "100 Concerts in 100 Days," "Roc Doc: Lords of the Revolution," "Rock Across America," "Download Festival," and "Hard Rock Calling Festival"

VH1 Classic and Live Nation Invite Fans on Tour for the "I'm With the Band" Sweepstakes

NEW YORK, May 28 -- This Summer VH1 Classic is bringing its viewers more of their favorite classic artists with all-new exclusive series and specials. The new slate of programming begins on June 6th with "Roc Doc: Iron Maiden: Flight 666." The network's summer lineup also includes premieres of "Rock Across America," "VH1 Classic's 100 Concerts in 100 Days," "Roc Doc: Lords of the Revolution," "Roc Doc: Woodstock 40 Years Later," "Download Festival," and "Hard Rock Calling Festival."

"Roc Doc: Iron Maiden: Flight 666" simulcast on VH1 and VH1 Classic Saturday June 6, at 9PM*

VH1 Classic is celebrating British heavy rock legends Iron Maiden in a big way for the premiere of "Roc Doc: Iron Maiden: Flight 666" on Saturday, June 6 at 9PM*." Iron Maiden: Flight 666" is an inspirational account of the chaotic and often humorous world of a band touring the four corners of the world, giving a behind-the-scenes look at what happens on and off stage. For the first time ever the band gave full access to a film crew to document their journey for their Somewhere Back in Time World Tour and this resulted in the critically acclaimed, full-length documentary film. Delivering some of the most spectacular live footage ever seen of the band, the film takes viewers from Mumbai to Santiago, L.A. to Sydney, Tokyo to Sao Paolo and many major cities between. Through drama, excitement and fan pandemonium, the film is an honest and revealing portrait of one of the world's most successful rock bands.

VH1 Classic kicks off Fourth of July Weekend with "Rock Across America" on Thursday, July 2 thru Monday, July 6

VH1 Classic is celebrating some of America's most influential music icons from each region of the United States over July 4th weekend. Beginning on Thursday, July 2nd through Monday, July 6 the network will "Rock Across America" and dedicate one day to each region of the country including the East, Midwest, South and West. The 4-day marathon, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson from "That Metal Show" will include some of the greatest concerts known to the rock 'n' roll world and will give an all-access look into the lives of these American music greats that helped shape the classic rock culture. "Rock Across America" caps off with two amazing premieres, "VH1 Storytellers: ZZ Top" on Saturday, July 4th at 9PM* and "VH1 Classic in Concert: Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at Royal Albert Hall" on Sunday, July 5th at 8PM*.

VH1 Classic's "100 Concerts in 100 Days" kicks off Monday, July 6

Hold on to your seats as VH1 Classic takes you behind the scenes and gives you VIP access to some of the most legendary, classic concerts with "100 Concerts in 100 Days" kicking off on Monday, July 6th. VH1 is taking you through rock history with "Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same," "Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in NYC," "Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon," "Iron Maiden: Somewhere Back in Time," and "Live Aid: The Day the Music Changed the World."

VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" hosts bring you the "Download Festival" on Friday, July 17 at 8PM*.

VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson head to Donnington, England to give you an exclusive behind the scenes of the Download Festival. The two-day festival features some of the hottest metal acts out now including, Faith No More, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, and ZZ Top to name a few. The "Download Festival" will be aired in two parts on Friday, July 17th at 8PM*. The first part will feature a special edition of "That Metal Show" where Jim, Don, and Eddie will deliver exclusive backstage interviews and the second show will feature performances by some of the top headliners of the festival.

"Roc Doc: Lords of the Revolution" simulcast on VH1 and VH1 Classic on Monday, August 10th - Friday, August 14 at 8PM*

Beginning on Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 14 at 8PM*, VH1 Classic will air the five-part one-hour series "Lords of the Revolution," a new documentary series from VH1 Rock Docs. The series celebrates the counterculture icons of the '60s and '70s - the legends who defied the social, political and cultural mores of their time. From political heavyweights like the Black Panthers to cutting-edge cultural trendsetters like Andy Warhol. This documentary series profiles the nonconformist heroes - and anti-heroes - of the 60s and 70s, telling the dangerous, subversive stories of a cultural revolution. Edgy, colorful, visually dynamic, the docs will feature new first-hand interviews, plenty of archive photos and footage, an unconventional graphic treatment, and a hip rock soundtrack.

"Roc Doc: Woodstock: 40 Years Later" simulcast on VH1 and VH1 Classic on Friday, August 14 at 9PM*

In the summer of 1969, on a farm about 90 miles north of New York City, more than 500,000 people gathered for a three day music festival that in an instant, defined a generation and changed popular culture forever...Woodstock. Now, 40 years after that historic moment, VH1 Rock Docs and History have joined forces for a unique television collaboration: the definitive two-hour documentary, "Roc Doc: Woodstock: 40 Years Later," which will premiere on VH1 Classic on Friday, August 14 at 9PM*. Directed by two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple and Executive Produced by Michael Lang, the original festival organizer, the film examines Woodstock from the perspectives of not only the musicians who graced the stage, but the fans who gathered in mass, the concert promoters who risked everything and countless others whose unique experiences help paint a tapestry of Woodstock that hasn't been seen in recent years.

VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" hosts bring you the "Hard Rock Calling Festival" simulcast on VH1 and VH1 Classic on Friday, August 21 at 9PM*

The hosts of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" are taking you back stage and giving you true VIP treatment to one of the hottest festivals in England during the summer. Join Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, and Eddie Trunk for an unforgettable behind the scenes look at the "Hard Rock Calling Festival" on Friday, August 21 at 9PM*. The two-day festival which was filmed live on June 12-14th in London's legendary Hyde Park features headliners Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Neil Young, and The Killers along with Dave Matthews Band, The Kooks, and Ben Harper and the Relentless 7.

VH1 Classic is also teaming up with Live Nation to invite fans on tour with some of the most legendary artists of all time with the "I'm With the Band" sweepstakes. Fans who sign up to receive the VH1 Classic Newsletter at VH1Classic.com through August 2009 will be entered to receive specific details for each giveaway and instructions on how to enter to win 2 tickets to classic tours including: Def Leppard with Poison and Cheap Trick, Aerosmith & ZZ Top and Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynrd.

Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60's, 70's and 80's, including The Beatles, The Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Madonna and many more. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.





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