AXS TV's exciting new weekly programming block, “Docs That Rock," will air every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT starting Sept. 12. This month's lineup kicks off with the network premiere of an in-depth exploration of one of the biggest rock bands of all time with the 1976 concert film “Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same.” Check out more "Docs That Rock" schedule highlights below.
Sept. 12 – “Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same”
Directed by Peter Clifton and Joe Massot, this spectacular 1976 concert film was filmed across three nights of Led Zeppelin concerts at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. This extraordinary piece of cinematic art music history features epic concert sets with the band performing fan favorite hits like “Whole Lotta Love” and “Stairway to Heaven” as well as fantasy sequences starring John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Bonham and more.
Sept. 19 – “Stevie Ray Vaughan – Lonestar: 1984-1990”
Blues fans can argue Stevie Ray Vaughan was a key figure in revitalizing the genre and bringing the blues into the modern age. Vaughan was a blues guitar master that failed to capture mainstream music success when he initially hit the mid- ‘70s music landscape. Once his 1983 debut album Texas Hold took flight, he affirmed his visionary status among fans, peers, and critics. This film traces Vaughan’s his iconic career from his debut album success until his tragic death in 1990. You’ll see rare film footage, interviews with close friends, music industry executives, rare photos and much, much more.
Sept. 26 – “Mr. Dynamite – The Rise of James Brown”
September “Docs” closes with an up-close-and-personal look at the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in the gripping 2015 documentary “Mr. Dynamite – The Rise of James Brown.” Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney directed this film and it was produced by iconic Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger. It features rare archival footage and interviews with bandmates including Christian McBride, Bobby Byrd, Greg Tate, and more. The critically-acclaimed film follow’s Brown’s meteoric rise from his first hit in 1956 to his enduring legacy across multiple decades.
Oct. 3 – “Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace & Music"
The October “Docs That Rock” lineup kicks off with the AXS TV premiere of the Oscar-winning exploration of one of the biggest culturally important and historically significant music festivals of all time. This groundbreaking documentary contains extensive Woodstock footage across its landmark three-day time frame and stars Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills & Nash and more.
Oct. 10 – “Bad Company”
British rock icons Bad Company was one of the first hard rock supergroups. The original ‘70s band lineup included Boz Burrell, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, and Mick Ralphs. Their self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It's 1975 follow-up Straight Shooter contained the smash hits “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” This doc profiles the legendary rockers.
Oct. 17 – “The Doobie Brothers: Let the Music Play”
The Doobie Brothers are highly-regarded as one of the biggest bands in American blue-eyed soul history. This fascinating documentary explores their unparalleled 40-year career history with music and performance clips, past and present band member interviews, and family members.
Oct. 31 – “Madonna – Truth or Dare”
This revealing documentary follows the reigning Queen of Pop around the world on her 1990 “Blond Ambition” concert tour. From Japan to her native Detroit, fans get an intimate look at Madonna in action from backstage before the show to full-on performing to her post-show activities. The film was a huge commercial success, grossing more than $29 million at the box office worldwide the year of its release.
“Docs That Rock” continues in November with more brilliant documentary films beginning with a look at one of country music’s most beloved male superstars, Alan Jackson, in “Alan Jackson: Small Town Southern Man” on Nov. 7. The Doors is profiled next with “The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin” on Nov. 14. On Nov. 21, Martin Scorsese chronicles Canadian-American rock group The Band in his 1978 concert film of their 1976 Thanksgiving Day show in San Francisco, “The Last Waltz.” Performances with Bob Dylan, Young and Eric Clapton are featured.
On Nov. 28, AXS TV premieres “The Us Festival 1982: The Us Generation Documentary.” The Us festival was widely considered Woodstock of the ‘80s. It featured a huge array of artists including The Ramones, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Santana and more. The film tells the story of the grand event, which was co-founded by Apple executive Steve Wozniak.
Dec. 5 – Imagine: John Lennon
Diehard Beatles fans and music lovers everywhere still mourn the tragic assassination of former Beatles member John Lennon on December 8, 1980. AXS TV will air an intimate biography of the British music superstar three days before the 37th anniversary of his death. The portrait will explore his iconic life and legacy using Lennon’s own personal footage.
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