AXS TV’s Artist Profile Series “Rock Legends” Continues Its 11th Season





AXS TV’s Artist Profile Series “Rock Legends” Continues Its 11th Season, Returning Sunday, October 4 at 8:30 P.M. ET
The series gives viewers the ultimate music experience, taking them backstage and behind the scenes with in-depth profiles of the enduring icons and chart-topping trailblazers who changed the course of music forever.
[via press release from AXS TV]
AXS TV’S ARTIST PROFILE SERIES “ROCK LEGENDS” CONTINUES ITS 11TH SEASON, RETURNING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 8:30 P.M. ET

The Popular Series Returns with 10 All-New Episodes Never Before Seen in the U.S., Featuring Lionel Richie, Frank Zappa, Bobby Darin, Little Richard, Gladys Knight & More

Los Angeles (Sept. 2, 2020) – AXS TV’s popular artist profile series Rock Legends continues its 11th season, returning Sunday, October 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Rock Legends airs as part of the Network’s Sunday Night Rocks! block, which also includes star-studded countdown series The Top Ten Revealed at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, the fan-favorite rock and talk series Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and the rock and culture series A Year In Music at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.

Rock Legends gives viewers the ultimate music experience, taking them backstage and behind the scenes with in-depth profiles of the enduring icons and chart-topping trailblazers who changed the course of music forever. Packed with rare archive footage, powerhouse performances, and exclusive interviews with legendary artists and noted music experts, Rock Legends explores the impact and influence of each superstar and provides a unique glimpse into the personal lives of the people behind the personas.

The third cycle of season 11 features 10 all-new 30-minute episodes never before seen in the U.S., opening on October 4 with a celebration of “Soulful Crooners” putting the spotlight on Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton, and Billy Ocean. Other topics include “Birth Of Invention” featuring Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and King Crimson (Oct. 11); “Teen Idols” featuring Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vee, and Bobby Darin (Oct. 18); “New Orleans Sound” featuring Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Dixie Cups (Oct. 25); “Rockabilly” featuring The Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, and Brenda Lee (Nov. 1); “Soul R&B” featuring Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Four Tops, and Jimmy Ruffin (Nov. 8); “Spector Years” featuring The Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, and The Shirelles (Nov. 15); “Glam Rock” featuring T-Rex, Mott The Hoople, and The Sweet (Nov. 22); “Chicago Blues” featuring Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, and Muddy Waters (Nov. 29); and “Doo-Wop” featuring The Drifters, The Cleftones, and The Ink Spots (Dec. 6).

“AXS TV strives to get our viewers as close to their favorite artists as possible, and Rock Legends helps us do that with intimate profiles capturing music trailblazers both on and off the stage,” said Lucia McCalmont, Vice President of Programming and Scheduling, AXS TV. “We are proud to present these 10 all-new episodes for the first time ever in the United States, and we look forward to sharing them with our audience when Rock Legends returns on October 4.”

Rock Legends is produced by London-based 3DD Productions, in association with AXS TV.

Rock Legends Season 11 Fall Schedule:

Oct. 4 – Soul Crooners featuring Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton & Billy Ocean

Oct. 11 – Birth of Invention featuring Frank Zappa, Captain Beefhart & King Crimson

Oct. 18 – Teen Idols featuring Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vee & Bobby Darin

Oct. 25 – New Orleans Sound featuring Fats Domino, Little Richard & Dixie Cups

Nov. 1 – Rockabilly featuring the Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson & Brenda Lee

Nov. 8 – Soul R&B featuring Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Four Tops & Jimmy Ruffin

Nov. 15 – Spector Years featuring The Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes & The Shirelles

Nov. 22 – Glam Rock featuring T-Rex, Mott the Hoople & The Sweet

Nov. 29 – Chicago Blues featuring Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Woolf & Muddy Waters

Dec. 6 – Doo-Wop featuring The Drifters, The Cleftones & The Ink Spots

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AXS TV Presents the Exclusive TV Broadcast of the 35th Annual “Farm Aid 2020 on the Road”





AXS TV Presents the Exclusive TV Broadcast of the 35th Annual “Farm Aid 2020 on the Road” Virtual Festival, Airing Saturday, September 26 at 8 P.M. ET
Featured performers include Willie Nelson and The Boys, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews, as well as Black Pumas, Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs.
[via press release from AXS TV]
AXS TV PRESENTS THE EXCLUSIVE TV BROADCAST OF THE 35TH ANNUAL “FARM AID 2020 ON THE ROAD” VIRTUAL FESTIVAL, AIRING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 AT 8 P.M. ET

The Three-Hour Virtual At-Home Experience Features Appearances & Performances by Founder Willie Nelson and Board Members Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews; Other Artists Include Brandi Carlile, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bonnie Raitt, Black Pumas & More

Los Angeles (September 1, 2020) – AXS TV continues its long-standing support of Farm Aid, serving as the exclusive television broadcast partner of the landmark benefit music festival for the seventh consecutive year. The Network is proud to present a star-studded virtual at-home three-hour-plus broadcast of Farm Aid 2020 On the Road, airing Saturday, September 26 starting at 8pE/5pP.

The 35TH Annual Farm Aid 2020 On the Road virtual festival puts the spotlight on some of the biggest names in music, as they come together to raise funds and awareness for America’s hardworking farmers. Though the evening will look a bit different this year as a virtual at-home experience, Farm Aid 2020 On the Road continues the festival’s legacy of iconic artists and unforgettable performances featuring an all-star roster of over 20 artists including Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson and The Boys, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews, as well as Black Pumas, Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs. Other featured performers are Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Jon Batiste, Kelsey Waldon, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Particle Kid, Edie Brickell with Charlie Sexton, The Record Company, Valerie June and The War and Treaty, and many more.

Farm Aid 2020 On the Road marks the second collaboration between AXS TV and Farm Aid this year, following in the footsteps of the highly successful benefit simulcast At Home With Farm Aid. Joining forces with Verizon, AXS TV and Farm Aid presented the exclusive set on April 11, 2020, as part of the Network’s At Home And Social initiative. Powered by intimate performances from Nelson, Young, Matthews, and Mellencamp, the evening raised over $500,000 for family farmers impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

“AXS TV is proud to continue our strong partnership with Farm Aid, in support of their invaluable efforts to benefit and uplift America’s vital farming community,” said Lucia McCalmont, Vice President of Programming and Scheduling, AXS TV. “Our viewers look forward to these exclusive Farm Aid broadcasts each year, and we are excited to have the opportunity to share the 2020 virtual at-home event with our audience, bringing them more of the up-close coverage, iconic artists, and unforgettable performances that only Farm Aid and AXS TV can provide.”

The goal of the virtual festival is to raise critical funds for and awareness of the organization and its mission, which it typically does through ticket sales to the annual in-person music and food festival. Farm Aid accepts donations year-round at www.farmaid.org/donate.

For event updates, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@FarmAid), Facebook (facebook.com/farmaid) and Instagram (instagram.com/farmaid), and visit farmaid.org/festival. Viewers are encouraged to use the hashtags #FarmAid2020, #AXSTV and #OnTheRoad to join the conversation on social media around this year’s virtual festival.



AXS TV Presents the All-New Sunday Morning Retrospective Series “The 1960s Rediscovered”





AXS TV Presents the All-New Sunday Morning Retrospective Series “The 1960s Rediscovered,” Premiering June 7 at 9 A.M. ET/6 A.M. PT
Across 10 hour-long episodes, the series shines a light on every aspect of the unforgettable era, with in-depth analysis of the political climate, historic achievements, monumental movements, and influential pop culture landscape that left a lasting impact on the American psyche.
[via press release from AXS TV]
AXS TV PRESENTS THE ALL-NEW SUNDAY MORNING RETROSPECTIVE SERIES “THE 1960s REDISCOVERED,” PREMIERING JUNE 7 AT 9 A.M. ET/6 A.M. PT

The 10-Episode Series is Hosted by Tony Fama, and Features In-Depth Discussions with Sam Donaldson, Pat Buchanan, Tom Brokaw, Dick Cavett, Joe Namath, & More

LOS ANGELES (May 21, 2020) – AXS TV presents an insightful look back at one of America’s most important decades in the all-new Sunday morning series The 1960s Rediscovered – premiering June 7 at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT.

Hosted by Tony Fama, The 1960s Rediscovered guides viewers on a journey through the legendary moments that defined the 1960s – from the tumultuous to the groundbreaking, and everything in-between. Across 10 hour-long episodes, the series shines a light on every aspect of the unforgettable era, with in-depth analysis of the political climate, historic achievements, monumental movements, and influential pop culture landscape that left a lasting impact on the American psyche. Through candid interviews with the journalists who covered it, the history-makers who shaped it, and the entertainers who inspired it, Fama brings the 1960s to vivid life, providing a fresh perspective that history enthusiasts of all ages will not want to miss.

Why do the 1960s continue to peak the interest of Americans across the generations? What is it about the 60s that resonates to this day?” asked Fama. “Through the personal experiences of the men and women who came of age during the decade, we found one answer might be that in the events of that ten-year span more than 50 years ago, the America of today is still being shaped and influenced.”

The series debuts with a profile on the Vietnam War on June 7, featuring appearances by Sam Donaldson and Tom Brokaw, among others, and rare Oval Office conversations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Other topics include the Kennedy Assassination, featuring special guest Sid Davis, who shares archive coverage and rare radio reports from his time covering the earth-shattering event (June14); the long-lasting tensions of the Cold War, and a visit with beloved child actors Jerry Mathers and Barry Livingston (June 21); the 1960 presidential campaign that pit John F. Kennedy against Richard Nixon, and a discussion on 1960s pop culture with Rob Reiner, Melba Moore, and Marty Krofft, among others (June 28); the 1968 election of Richard Nixon featuring sit-downs with the president’s former assistant Pat Buchanan and talk show pioneer Dick Cavett, and the Women’s Rights Movement with guests Gloria Allred, Loretta Swit, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (July 5).

The season continues on July 12 with a breakdown of the Johnson Administration’s domestic policy agenda, and the impact of the Civil Rights Movement with Louis Gossett Jr. and Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of Civil Rights figurehead Ralph Abernathy; followed by a stunning reflection on 1968 headlined by an intimate conversation with Civil Rights leader John Lewis, and a look at the premiere of the iconic variety series Laugh-In with creator George Schlatter (July 19); a career-spanning conversation with veteran newsman Dan Rather, who recalls covering the Kennedy Assassination, the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Movement, among others (July 26); a profile on the era’s diverse entertainment scene with pop culture icons Paul Shaffer, Erin Murphy, Moosie Drier, and more (Aug. 2); and an examination of the historic 1969 moon landing, featuring sit-downs with Jay Barbree, the only reporter to have covered every manned U.S. space mission, and Joel Banow, Director of CBS News’ Apollo 11 coverage, and a lively discussion with Super Bowl III MVP Joe Namath, among others (Aug. 9).



AXS TV Presents a Special Performance by Jewel on “At Home and Social”





AXS TV Presents a Special Performance by Jewel on “At Home and Social,” Airing on Monday, June 1 at 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
The broadcast will benefit Jewel’s non-profit, the Inspiring Children Foundation.
[via press release from AXS TV]
AXS TV PRESENTS A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY JEWEL ON “AT HOME AND SOCIAL,” AIRING ON MONDAY, JUNE 1 AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT

The Hour-Long Set Features Jewel’s Inspiring New Single “Grateful” and Exclusive Performances of Signature Hits

Los Angeles, CA (May 21, 2020) – AXS TV presents a special performance by beloved GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter, New York Times Best Selling Author, and mental health expert, Jewel, airing as part of the Network’s new “At Home And Social” music series on Monday, June 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The broadcast will benefit Jewel’s non-profit, the Inspiring Children Foundation. The Foundation helps at risk youth with housing, food, clothing, necessities and mentoring as well as providing free physical, emotional, and mental health tools. For more information, please visit the Inspiring Children Foundation website. To access Jewel’s free online tools, please visit the Never Broken Website.

For more than two decades, Jewel has stood out as a multi-talented force in folk, pop, and country on the strength of chart-topping favorites such as “You Were Meant For Me,” “Hands,” “Foolish Games,” and “Standing Still,” among others. “At Home And Social With Jewel” captures the celebrated songstress in an intimate set featuring exclusive performances of signature hits and the new single “Grateful,” which PEOPLE Magazine called “an uplifting new song… about the transformative capability of finding a bright side to see during life’s challenges.” Rolling Stone gave the single additional praise, saying “Jewel finds sunshine in the darkness in ‘Grateful.'” Grammy.com also hailed the track for continuing “to deliver the kind of hopefulness she’s shared throughout her career.”

Jewel has been leading the conversation around mental health throughout the last several weeks, helping people tackle the silent symptoms of COVID-19 – anxiety, depression, and isolation – to build community and connection for those who need it most. For more than 18 years, Jewel’s Inspiring Children Foundation has helped at risk youth cope with the same silent symptoms we are now seeing in the pandemic. Growing up in Alaska where she was indoors for eight months out of the year, she knows about isolation. After moving out at 15 due to an abusive household and suffering from debilitating panic attacks, Jewel became homeless by the age of 18 and developed agoraphobia, the fear of leaving one’s home, a condition that experts worry some people will develop in the post COVID-19 era. Mental health has been a significant passion of hers since being a homeless teenager with little access to resources. During that time, she began to develop a set of tools to rewire her brain and create new emotional patterns that were later validated by neuroscientist and associate professor in psychiatry at Brown University, Dr. Judson Brewer. After learning meditation and discovering and innovating her own mindfulness practices, Jewel was able to heal symptoms of her depression and go from surviving to thriving. These are the same tools she uses to help at risk youth through her charity, and the same tools she is offering online for free.

“At Home and Social” provides world-class artists and entertainers with a unique platform to broadcast live performances from their homes and studios directly to their fans. Hosted by SiriusXM on-air personality and Esquire Editor-At-Large Dave Holmes, the hour-long event delivers an eclectic evening blending live performances with insightful interview segments, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and more, giving music aficionados a rare glimpse into the personal lives of the artists they love.

“Jewel is not only a talented artist, she is also a powerful advocate for at risk youths, mental health and wellness,” said Sarah Weidman, Head Of Original Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “This is a driving force in her music, as well, making it the perfect soundtrack for anxious times such as these. AXS TV is proud to partner with Jewel for this unforgettable evening, as we shine a light on the vital resources provided by her Inspiring Children Foundation.”

Follow the social media conversation using #AtHomeandSocial as well as @AXSTV and @JewelJK.