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Ringo Starr, Toby Keith among ‘The Big Interview’ 6th season guests

The series’ sixth season reaches the landmark 100 episode

AXS TV’s The Big Interview With Dan Rather celebrates its landmark 100th episode with an exclusive sit-down with The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, kicking off the second-half of the series’ sixth season on Tuesday, October 2nd at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT. During the candid conversation, Starr goes in-depth sharing stories from his acclaimed career as he talks about about his endless love of performing, his fateful introduction to the drums as a child during one of many arduous hospital stays, maintaining his sense of authenticity through the superstardom, and the brotherhood of The Beatles, while delving into his highly successful career traveling around the world with his spectacular All-Starr Band, performing rock n’ roll classics with a revolving roster of his famous friends and fellow legends.

Other second-half highlights include all-new in-depth interviews with soulful rocker Rod Stewart (Oct 9th); country music superstar Toby Keith (Oct 16th); groundbreaking southern rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd (Oct 23rd); chart-topping rock mainstays Kansas (Oct 30th); award-winning folk artist Joan Baez (Nov 6th); beloved funnyman/actor Dan Aykroyd (Nov 13th); blues guitar legend Buddy Guy (Nov 20th); multi-talented music man Kenny Loggins (Nov 27th); bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs (Dec 4th); rockabilly rebel Brian Setzer (Dec 11th); and guitar guru Dickey Betts (Dec 18th).

Since its premiere episode on September 16, 2013 — featuring Oscar-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin — The Big Interview has put the spotlight on some of the most influential names in entertainment, giving viewers a rare glimpse into their personal lives and legendary careers as Dan Rather gets them to open up in his trademark fashion. The impressive roster of all-star guests reads like a definitive list of true Hollywood greatness, with Rather interviewing industry trailblazers such as Don Rickles, Merle Haggard, and Gregg Allman shortly before their deaths; as well as filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone; comedienne/actress Carol Burnett; actors Keifer Sutherland and Benicio Del Toro; Country standouts Willie Nelson, Shania Twain and Keith Urban; and an eclectic collection of musical innovators that includes Robert Plant, Meat Loaf, Patti LaBelle, Neil Young, Roger Waters, Frankie Valli, Gene Simmons, Carlos Santana, Carly Simon, and Dolly Parton, to name only a few.

“For over six seasons, The Big Interview With Dan Rather has welcomed some of the most iconic and influential actors, musicians, filmmakers, and entertainers in the industry,” states Evan Haiman, vice president of music programming and production, AXS TV. “From Don Rickles to Dolly Parton, and Kid Rock to Jane Lynch, Dan Rather’s guest list defies era, genre, and medium, and truly has something for everyone to enjoy. The second cycle of season six continues the series’ unparalleled legacy, offering even more priceless insight into these larger-than-life superstars who have left an indelible mark on film, television, music, and art.”

Oct 2 – Ringo Starr
Oct 9 – Rod Stewart
Oct 16 – Toby Keith
Oct 23 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Oct 30 – Kansas
Nov 6 – Joan Baez
Nov 13 – Dan Aykroyd
Nov 20 – Buddy Guy
Nov 27 – Kenny Loggins
Dec 4 – Ricky Skaggs
Dec 11 – Brian Setzer
Dec 18 – Dickey Betts