AXS TV is closing out 2018 with a huge lineup of iconic music performances. The premier classic rock network will air “New Year’s Eve Top Ten Concert Countdown” on Monday, Dec. 31 starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT.
AXS TV’s “Top Ten Revealed” host and executive producer Katie Daryl will lead viewers through the special programming block, which features performances from some of the biggest superstars in music history. Coverage begins at 10 a.m. ET by paying homage to women and men in the United States Armed Forces in “Guitar Legends for Heroes.” Trace Adkins and Eddie Trunk co-host the event which features performances from Richie Sambora, Nancy Wilson, Dave Navarro, Billy Gibbons and more.
Macca fans will enjoy the 11:05 a.m. ET slot, as Sir Paul McCartney and Wings blast through a list of hits including “Band On the Run,” “Lady Madonna” and more in “Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow.” Guitar guru Joe Bonamassa strums up some awesome tunes in “Joe Bonamassa: Live From Royal Albert Hall with Eric Clapton” at 1:40 p.m. ET.
The lineup takes a turn toward country music at 2: 45 ET by honoring two legends in the genre. First, “Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels” boasts performances by Daniels himself, Ricky Skaggs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alabama and more. Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Kris Kristofferson follow with a special tribute to the late, great Johnny Cash in “We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash” starting at 4:45 p.m.
Rock out with Carlos Santana next at one of the most legendary music festivals of all time in “Santana Live at the 1982 US Festival” at 6:15 p.m. ET. There may not be a bigger rock band than The Rolling Stones. One of their most iconic sets airs next as they play their biggest hits in front of more than one million fans in “Rolling Stones: Havana Moon” at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Joe Walsh and Barnstorm carry the block into the next phase as they reunite in an explosive one-night-only set for “The Rocky Mountain Way” at 9:30 ET. They are joined by guest stars Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks and more.
At 11 p.m. ET, Sammy Hagar celebrates his 70th birthday milestone with his fellow music pals like Eddie Money, Toby Keith, Bob Weir and more. “Red ‘Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock N’ Roll Birthday Bash” celebrates the Red Rocker in true rock fashion.
There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with some heavy metal magic! Follow Metallica into France as part of their 2008 World Magnetic Tour at 12 a.m. ET. They play a slew of their biggest tracks like “Fade to Black,” “Enter Sandman,” “Sad But True” and many more in “Metallica: Francais Pour Une Nuit.”
AXS TV’s ‘New Year’s Eve Top Ten Concert Countdown’ Schedule-At-A-Glance
10 a.m. ET – “Guitar Legends for Heroes”
11:05 a.m. ET – “Paul McCartney: Rockshow”
1:40 p.m. ET – “Joe Bonamassa: Live From Royal Albert Hall”
2:45 p.m. ET – “Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels”
4:45 p.m. ET – “We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash”
6:15 p.m. ET – “Santana Live at the 1982 US Festival”
7:30 p.m. ET – “Rolling Stones: Havana Moon”
9:30 p.m. ET – “The Rocky Mountain Way”
11 p.m. ET – “Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock N Roll Birthday Bash”
12 a.m. ET – “Metallica: Francais Pour Une Nuit”
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