AXS TV rocks out in April with 'The Big Interview' season premiere, '80s In The Sand' and more specials
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AXS TV will spring ahead in classic rock fashion with a spectacular lineup of new and returning series, concerts and specials this April. The premiere of a new four-part music festival series “80s in the Sand” is at the top of the list on April 7, as well as the return of AXS TV’s acclaimed original profile series “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” for the season seven premiere on April 16.

As the premiere classic rock network, AXS TV proudly delivers entertaining, informative, and explosive music-focused programming. Some of the biggest artists, albums, and concerts will be featured in an engaging mix of upcoming documentaries, interviews, concerts, and specials.

A more detailed look at what AXS TV will be airing in April 2019 is listed below.


“Saturday Stacks” Music Marathons Return with “80s Rock Legends” starting at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT

Saturdays are the perfect days to kick back and watch some binge-worthy music marathons via AXS TV’s sizzling “Saturday Stack” day-long programming blocks. Every Saturday beginning April 6, you can watch a different lineup. April 6 will feature a “Rock Legends” marathon featuring ‘80s icons like Billy Idol, Meat Loaf, Pat Benatar, and more.

The April 13 “Saturday Stack” is dedicated to “Country Music” with a lineup of concert specials featuring country superstars including the 52nd Annual CMA Awards hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, CMA Fest hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini and more.

On April 20, late R & B legend Prince will be honored on the third anniversary of his death with a special programming block including a broadcast of the rock doc “Slave Trade: How Prince Re-Made the Music Business” and more.


Series Premiere – “80s in the Sand” – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

An exciting new star-studded music festival series “80s in the Sand” premieres on AXS TV on Sunday, April 7. A host of legendary VJs and radio personalities like Downtown Julie Brown, Mark Goodman, and more will sit down with some iconic 80s music artists and other celebs at the acclaimed 80s in the Sand Music Festival in the gorgeous island paradise of Punta Canta, Dominican Republic.

The all-star roster of music artists includes Bret Michaels, Sebastian Bach, ABC, Taylor Dayne and more. Every Sunday, a new set of hosts will lead viewers straight through the hottest music action on the sand. Find out more in our “80s in the Sand” in-depth report here.


“The Big Interview with Dan Rather” Season 7 Premiere – Steve Perry – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Nobody conducts interviews quite like award-winning newsman and AXS TV host Dan Rather. He returns with a whole new season of candid, up-close-and-personal conversations with some of the biggest names in music. In “The Big Interview” season seven premiere Rather engages rock legend and former Journey frontman Steve Perry in a lively discussion of his storied music career.

Rather will interview a new superstar every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, following the April 16 season premiere. Check out a sneak peek clip of Perry’s interview and see “The Big Interview” season seven first cycle lineup here.

“Docs That Rock” – Every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Rock documentaries delve deeply into the lives and careers of their famous rock and roll subjects. AXS TV airs some of the best in their April 2019 “Docs That Rock” lineup. Rock lovers can buckle up for some riveting films including “The Rolling Stones: Totally Stripped,” which kicks things off on April 16. “Amy Winehouse: Back to Black” follows on April 23, and “Neil Young: Heart of Gold” closes out the month on April 30. All the acclaimed documentaries feature captivating material such as rare unseen footage, interviews, commentary and more about featured artists.

Be sure to tune into AXS TV every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT starting April 16 to learn more about these legendary artists.

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