Country, rock and folk legends honored with slate of programming
AXS TV gives thanks for great music this November, with a cornucopia of classic concerts, documentaries, tributes and more, airing every weekend as part of the network’s Saturday Stack programming. Bruce Springsteen kicks things off on November 3rd, blazing through a career-spanning set that includes “Darkness On The Edge Of Town,” “Badlands,” “Dancing In The Dark,” and “Born To Run” in Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live In Barcelona at noon ET & 5:30 pm ET. Then, The Boss’ biggest fans discuss the influence of his music on their lives in Springsteen & I at 3 pm ET & 8:30 pm ET; and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt recalls the proudest moments of his career on The Big Interview at 4:30 pm ET.
Spend the day with a crop of cowboy crooners on November 10th, starting at 1 pm ET as country stars Kenny Chesney, Wynona Judd, Randy Travis and more come together to celebrate George Jones in George Jones: 50 Years Of Hits. Next, Keith Urban discusses his road to fame on The Big Interview at 3 pm ET; Dierks Bentley has a homecoming for the ages in Dierks Bentley Live From The Ryman Auditorium at 4 pm ET; and Toby Keith shares his secret to success on The Big Interview at 5 pm ET. Then, Tim McGraw delivers a hit-packed set at 6 pm ET; followed by an evening with George Jones at 7 pm ET. The night ends with Alan Jackson in the intimate profile Small Town Southern Man at 9 pm ET, and rolling into Colorado in the special 25th Anniversary event Alan Jackson: Keepin’ It Country – Live At Red Rocks at 10:45 pm ET.
Saturday Stack honors folk heroes Joan Baez & Bob Dylan on November 17th, opening with a star-studded salute to Dylan featuring performances by Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and more in Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration at 9 am ET & 3 pm ET; and Dylan collaborators The Band reflect on their sophomore masterpiece in Classic Albums: The Band at noon ET & 6 pm ET. Next, Joan Baez discusses her romance with Dylan and her decision to stop touring on The Big Interview at 1 pm ET; before taking the stage to perform “Diamonds & Rust,” “Lily Of The West” and more at 2 pm ET & 7 pm ET. Then, experience the peace and love movement in Summer Of Love 1967 at 8 pm ET; followed by Martin Scorsese’s chronicle of Dylan’s early years in No Direction Home: Bob Dylan at 9 pm ET.
And, on November 24th, Saturday Stack pays tribute to the late icons who changed music forever, beginning with a deeply personal look at reggae pioneer Bob Marley in the 2012 documentary Marley at 9 am ET. Next, at noon ET, head into the studio for a look at one of Jimi Hendrix’s most ambitious works in Classic Albums – Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland; then, explore the incredible lives, tragic ends, and enduring impacts of music’s most important artists in The Day The Rock Star Died, featuring Jimi Hendrix at 1 pm ET, Janis Joplin at 1:30 pm ET, Whitney Houston at 2 pm ET, and Jim Morrison at 2:30 pm ET; and surviving members of The Doors discuss the band’s seminal self-titled debut in Classic Albums – The Doors at 3 pm ET.
The day continues with a pair of specials dedicated to the Man In Black, featuring The Day The Rock Star Died: Johnny Cash at 4 pm ET, and an all-star tribute with performances by Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson and more in We Walk The Line: A Celebration Of The Music Of Johnny Cash at 4:30 pm ET. Then, the King Of Rock and the King Of Pop reign again in Classic Albums – Elvis Presley at 6 pm ET, The Day The Rock Star Died: Elvis Presley at 7 pm ET, and The Day The Rock Star Died: Michael Jackson at 7:30 pm ET. And soulful songstresses shine in Rock Legends: Amy Winehouse at 8 pm ET, and The Day The Rock Star Died: Janis Joplin at 8:30 pm ET. The block concludes with Tom Petty’s hometown return, rocking Gainesville in an unforgettable set featuring “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” and duets with Stevie Nicks in Tom Petty – Live From Gatorville at 9 pm ET, and The Day The Rock Star Died: Tom Petty at 11:10 pm ET; followed by encore presentations of We Walk The Line at 11:40 pm ET, The Day The Rock Star Died: Johnny Cash at 1:10 am ET, Rock Legends: Amy Winehouse at 1:40 am ET, and The Day The Rock Star Died: Michael Jackson at 2:10 am ET.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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