Season three will feature 12 episodes
AXS TV has renewed Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance for a third season. The announcement follows the success of the show’s second season. Production on the 12-episode season began this month and is scheduled for air in early 2018.
The upcoming season of Rock & Roll Road Trip will feature The Red Rocker traveling the country to interview and often perform with some of the most popular and influential musicians. Artists already confirmed include Dave Grohl, Roger Daltrey, Sarah McLachlan, Bob Weir, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and more.
“It’s been a cool surprise how much we’re all enjoying the interview part of this show because as artists what happens on stage or in the music studio is the easy/fun stuff and the interviews often feel like the work,” remarks Hagar. “It’s like when the camera lights go on and the questions start, that typical wall or guard is down because it’s me on the other end and not a seasoned journalist asking the questions. So the flow is organic and its easy – to the point where we’re both surprised how deep and real the conversations get – we’re definitely forgetting the camera is even there and I think that’s really connecting with the viewers, too.”
“Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar is the perfect fit for our TV audience, giving them unprecedented access into the lives of some of today’s top musicians,” states Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s Vice President of Programming and Development. “The series has continued to gain new viewers with each of its prior two seasons, and we look forward to building on that success with the incredible crop of high-caliber talent that we have lined up for season three.”
The 12 episode season two premiered on July 9th and features interviews and performances Don Felder, Vince Neil, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (from Run-DMC), Adam Levine, Toby Keith and more. Season one premiered in January 2016 and included Michael Anthony, Chad Smith, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Nancy Wilson and more.
Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar is produced in-house by AXS TV. Sammy Hagar, Tom Consolo, Evan Haiman and Kari Hagar all serve as executive producers and the series is produced by Stephen Stormer.
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