Police drummer Stewart Copeland hosting HDNET Movies – Classic Rock Week

The Legendary Drummer Will Take Viewers on a Journey Through Rock & Roll History For Seven Nights with 19 Acclaimed Music Documentaries

Founding member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame trio The Police Stewart Copeland steps out of the recording studio and in front of the camera as a music and documentary expert this summer for his first time hosting his own television event for HDNET MOVIES – Classic Rock Week with Stewart Copeland July 16th-22nd starting at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. For seven nights, the legendary drummer will help tell the stories of 19 of rock’s most influential artists with a mega line-up of acclaimed rock documentaries.

As host, Copeland will share his thoughts and some behind-the-scenes stories about the rock legends profiled, such as how The Allman Brothers almost inspired him to become a guitarist, the time he played with The Doors’ Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger, his brief beef with Rush in the 80’s and more.

The 19-film line-up kicks off with the Copeland-directed film Everyone Stares, The Police Inside Out on his birthday, July 16th, and also features critically acclaimed docs profiling The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers, The Doors, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, The Who, Bad Company, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chicago, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Doobie Brothers, Rod Stewart, Les Paul and The 1982 US Festival.

Reflecting on Everyone Stares, The Police Inside Out, Copland says, “It’s something very near and dear to me… as soon as we had a little bit of money in our pockets—we were still starting out—but I got a movie camera. And I shot everything that moved. In this picture, when you watch this film, your name is Stewart because the camera is right in the band.”

“We’ve got seven nights of amazing rock and roll documentary films from some of classic rock’s most incredible legends,” said Copeland, “and I can’t wait to share these films with fans this summer, along with a few fun stories of my own.”

The schedule for Classic Rock Week with Stewart Copeland is as follows:

Monday, July 16th

8 pm ET – Everyone Stares, The Police Inside Out

9:15 pm ET – The US Generation: The 1982 US Festival

11:05 pm ET – The Story of Rod Stewart

Tuesday, July 17th

8 pm ET – The Doobie Brothers: Let the Music Play

9:50 pm ET – Bad Company: The Official Authorized 40th Anniversary Doc

11:20 pm ET – Elton John: Music Man

Wednesday, July 18th

8 pm ET – Sensation: The Story of The Who’s Tommy

9:25 pm ET – No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

12:50 am ET – Les Paul: Chasing Sound

Thursday, July 19th

8 pm ET – Allman Brothers: After the Crash

9:55 pm ET – Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience

11:20 pm ET – Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review

Friday, July 20th

8 pm ET – The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’ – The Story of L.A. Woman

9 pm ET – The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane

10:55 pm ET – Rush: The Rise of Kings 1968-1981

Saturday, July 21st

8 pm ET – Gone with the Wind: The Rise and Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd

10:50 pm ET – Stevie Ray Vaughan-1984-1989: Lonestar

Sunday, July 22nd

8 pm ET – Pink Floyd: Story of Wish You Were Here

9:05 pm ET – Roger Waters The Wall

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.