Tommy Shaw hosts HDNET Movies rock marathon

HDNET MOVIES gets loud this December, with seven days of music-themed films paired with critically acclaimed documentaries in the “Not So Silent Nights” marathon, presented by STYX legend Tommy Shaw from Monday, December 5th through Sunday, December 11th starting at 7 pm ET each evening. The weeklong event features films highlighting a breadth of music genres from early and classic rock to reggae and modern alternative, including groundbreaking artists such as Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Roger Waters, Dave Navarro, and The Who.

“I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting HDNET MOVIES’ ‘Not So Silent Nights,’ said Shaw. “Each night, for seven nights in a row, we will pair a rock themed feature film with a rock-umentary. Grab your favorite concert T-shirts and suit up for the shows! “

“Tommy Shaw is one of the most prolific and influential figures in rock,” said HDNET MOVIES General Manager Rachael Weaver. “He has a great deal of knowledge and respect for rock, and it was truly an honor to be able to work with him and learn from his unparalleled experiences in the industry as he presents this incredible lineup. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy, and I’m confident our viewers are going to love it.”

HDNET MOVIES will be celebrating the “Not So Silent Nights” stunt by giving away the ultimate Tommy Shaw prize pack. One lucky winner will receive a guitar signed by Tommy Shaw, and two tickets to Renegades in the Fast Lane at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas on January 6th to 14, 2017. Other prizes include signed albums and tickets to the 2017 Styx Summer Tour.

In STYX news, the legendary and multi-Platinum rockers–Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo–with very special guest star Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles) will take the Las Vegas stage for an unforgettable five-night limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian in Las Vegas. The show, “Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane,” will be held on January 6th, 7th, 11th, 13th and 14, 2017. Tickets are now on sale.

The Complete “Not So Silent Nights” Lineup is as Follows:

  • Monday, December 5th

Jingle Bell Rocks! (2013) – Network Premiere – 7 pm ET – The week of rock kicks off with a guided tour of the weird and wonderful underground world of alternative Christmas music in the network premiere of Jingle Bell Rocks!, featuring appearances by The Flaming Lips, Run DMC, and John Waters.

That Thing You Do! (1996) – 8:40 pm ET – Tom Hanks leads a small town rock band to super-stardom in the hit 1996 comedy That Thing You Do!, with Liv Tyler and Charlize Theron.

  • Tuesday, December 6th

This Is Elvis (1981) – Network Premiere – 7 pm ET – Take an in-depth look at the tremendous legacy of rock n’ roll hero Elvis Presley with archived footage and interviews in This Is Elvis.

Elvis Lives! (2016) – Network Premiere – 8:50 pm ET – The King (Jonathan Nation) goes undercover to bring down a crime syndicate and save his family in the conspiracy thriller Elvis Lives!

  • Wednesday, December 7th

Janis (1974) – Network Premiere – 7 pm ET – Consisting entirely of archival footage, the classic 1974 film documents the life and death of rock legend Janis Joplin, including iconic moments such as her 1969 Woodstock performance and her 1970 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show, along with behind the scenes footage of the singer.

Graffiti Bridge (1990) – Network Premiere – 8:40 pm ET – Prince goes toe-to-toe with Morris Day to prove who is the best songwriter in Graffiti Bridge.

  • Thursday, December 8th

Marley (2012) – Network Premiere – 7 pm ET – The network premiere of Marley features an intimate examination of the social, musical, and political impact of reggae pioneer Bob Marley.

The Harder They Come (1972) – Network Premiere – 9:30 pm ET – A young Jamaican battles drug dealers and corrupt music execs in the premiere of the 1972 classic The Harder They Come.

  • Friday, December 9th

Roger Waters: The Wall (2014) – Network Premiere – 7 pm ET – Spend an evening with rock revolutionary Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, as he takes viewers behind the scenes of his elaborate stage production in Roger Waters: The Wall.

Detroit Rock City (1999) – 9:20 pm ET – Four high school friends do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit in this beloved 1999 comedy.

  • Saturday, December 10th

Mourning Son (2015) – Network Premiere – 7 pm ET – Dave Navarro recalls his mother’s murder and the lasting effects it had in the premiere of Mourning Son.

Rock Star (2001) – 8:50 pm ET – Tribute band frontman Mark Whalberg is recruited to join his favorite metal act in Rock Star, with Jennifer Aniston.

  • Sunday, December 11th

The Kids Are Alright (1979) – 7 pm ET – The block comes to a close as filmmaker Jeff Stein captures the wild heart and infectious spirit of The Who in The Kids Are Alright.

Tommy (1975) – 8:55 pm ET – Roger Daltrey plays a deaf, dumb, and blind savior in the 1975 rock opus Tommy, with Elton John and Jack Nicholson.

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.