VH1 And LiveNation.com Present Exclusive Weekly Front-Row and Backstage Views of Tours
Beginning Friday, July 17 at 9 PM**, VH1 will debut “VH1 And LiveNation.com Present Live & Loud Fridays,” a weekly exclusive look at some of the biggest concert tours currently rocking across the nation including Def Leppard and Poison, The Fray, Nickelback and Creed.
In partnership with Live Nation, VH1 will present a rare, music lover’s perspective on these shows, delivering full, live performances of three songs from the tour featured in each episode. Each half-hour installment will also provide behind-the-scenes coverage of all of the activity that goes into a high-end show, from when the roadies first arrive at the venue to when the band steps on stage.
The series will also include interviews with the featured band at the venue, conducted by VH1′s host Michele Merkin (host of ABC’s “The Next Best Thing” and NBC’s “Star of Tomorrow.”)
* Friday, July 17 Def Leppard/Poison
* Friday, July 24 Nickelback
* Friday, July 31 The Fray
* Friday, August 7 Creed
“VH1 And LiveNation.com Present Live & Loud Fridays” will also present info on-screen about the tour and how viewers can get tickets to upcoming dates on that specific tour as well as other Live Nation tours by going to http://LiveNation.com/vh1.
“VH1 And LiveNation.com Present Live & Loud Fridays” will be produced by Michael Dempsey for Dempsey Productions and Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim for VH1.
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After November 15, all heavy metal and hard rock fans are going to be talking about “That Metal Show.” VH1 Classic has mixed the best of “The View” with “Headbangers’ Ball” to create “That Metal Show,” an outrageously funny weekly series that discusses and debates everything in the world of metal.
Heavy Metal and Hard Rock bands undoubtedly have some of the most intense and dedicated fans in the music scene. Many debate and disagree over which bands stand the test of time, and which are easily forgotten. “That Metal Show,” premiering on VH1 Classic on Saturday, November 15 at 11:00 PM*, settles all arguments and even debates new ones. From Sabbath to Slayer to Dokken to Dio, “That Metal Show” covers all of the fist pumping, head banging, hard rock acts of the past 40 years.
Hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine (Crank Yankers, Inside the NFL, Meet The Creeps) and Don Jamieson (Inside The NFL, Dice Undisputed, Meet The Creeps) discuss the latest rock news, share stories and argue about their favorite bands. Each week they will be joined by special guests who will weigh in with their opinions and offer their own unique viewpoints to each episode.
Scheduled to appear the first season are rock legends Rush, Twisted Sister, Lita Ford, Ace Frehley of KISS and a very special appearance by former baseball star Mike Piazza. Whether they’re arguing over the best British Metal Band of all time in “The Throwdown” or tracking down one of your favorite metal artists who disappeared in a “Whatever Happened To” segment, no topic is too small and no metal band is left behind.
But “That Metal Show” isn’t just a roundtable discussion; it’s about comedy too. Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will hit the streets to connect and hang out with the fans….and by “connect” we mean pull pranks on them. In one episode, they pull a fast one on fans outside a Van Halen concert by telling them that they have a direct line to the band backstage. The comedy continues in studio, as host Eddie Trunk takes on the metal maniacs in the studio audience in the “Stump the Trunk ” metal trivia contest. If the audience can stump Eddie, they win a metal-worthy prize.
“That Metal Show” is a hilarious 30 minutes of mayhem that all fans of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal are bound to love! It is the perfect combination of music and comedy in one show. Tune in to VH1 Classic on November 15 at 11PM* to join the debate, and rock on!
“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. David Diomedi serves as director with Lee Rolontz and Keshia Williams as executive producers for VH1 and Jeff Baumgardner producer for the series.
Poison frontman Michaels recently wrapped season two when he chose aspiring actress Ambre Lake as the winner and his new girlfriend.
Despite the first season being exposed as a fraud–the winning contestant already had a boyfriend–Michaels and Lake insist this time it is for real, and they are handing the show over to another single star.
Bon Jovi guitarist Sambora, 48, has been single since his April 2007 divorce from actress Heather Locklear and a short-lived romance with Locklear’s former friend Denise Richards ended last year.
And TV bosses want to help him find love. A source tells OK! magazine, “He’s perfect for TV. If you thought Bret was must-see TV, you ain’t seen anything yet. Richie is going to be a train wreck looking for love.”
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As much as you hate to admit it, you are probably watching Bret Michaels’ Rock of Love 2 on VH1.
Tonight is the finale of Season 2.
Both girls have lied to Bret about different things. Neither girl seems to have an apparent edge.
Daisy apparently works as a stripper and lives with her ex-boyfriend, who she still shares a bed with. Daisy has also had a relationship with CC Deville. (Things that make you say hmmmmm!)
Ambre lied about her age (she is 37), she told Bret she was 31.
The Rock of Love Finale is tonight at 9 P.M. on VH1.
Spoilers from the final episode will be posted at HardRockHideout.com tonight. My guess is, there will be a Season 3 of the show in the fall of 2008. Assuming that the Poison, Sebastian Bach and Dokken tour is over by then.
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – The third annual “VH1 Rock Honors” event will celebrate The Who, with the music cable network hosting a tribute concert in Los Angeles on July 12.
The Who, led by guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey, will take the stage at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion; VH1 has not revealed the names of the participants.
The concert will air on VH1, VH1 Classic and hi-def network MHD on July 17 at 9 p.m.
Besides live performances, “VH1 Rock Honors” will include spoken tributes and video packages dedicated to the band.
Last year’s “VH1 Rock Honors,” held in Las Vegas, paid tribute to Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top.
Courtesy of Reuters/Billboard