AXS TV will premiere new original series 'The Day the Rock Star Died' on Oct. 2

AXS TV is the premier network for outstanding classic rock programming. The network will proudly premiere the newly-acquired original profile series “The Day The Rock Star Died” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, ahead of the highly-anticipated 100th episode of “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” featuring legendary Beatles member Ringo Star, which airs at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Scores of legendary music artists have sadly left the world too soon and though they are gone, their music lives on for multiple generations to enjoy. “The Day The Rock Star Died” will explore the storied lives, rich musical legacies and tragic ends of some of the biggest and most treasured superstars in music history. The series will take viewers on an in-depth journey of 15 artists who made deep impacts on the face of music and left an indelible imprint on the hearts and lives of fans around the world. Viewers will see rare insight into the artists’ personal lives, as well as learn what set these artists apart and makes their artistic endeavors so enduring.

“AXS TV is dedicated to providing viewers with the absolute best in classic rock programming, and we are proud to expand our growing roster of quality music-themed programming even further with the addition of The Day The Rock Star Died,” said Lucia McCalmont, vice president of program acquisitions and scheduling, AXS TV in a statement. “The series is a great addition to our Tuesday night lineup, which also features The Big Interview—giving viewers an in-depth look at the enduring legacies of those iconic artists who have passed on but continue to impact fans across the world to this day, followed by priceless insight and charming anecdotes from legendary musicians in their own words as they tell Dan Rather the stories of their lives and careers. This is truly a must-see block for all music aficionados.”

Music legends featured in the 15-episode run of “The Day The Rock Star Died” are soulful sensation Janis Joplin, extraordinary entertainer David Bowie, guitar gurus Buddy Holly and Jimi Hendrix, legendary percussionist Keith Moon, blue-eyed soul songstress Amy Winehouse, R & B icon Whitney Houston, King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, King of Pop Michael Jackson, folk legend John Denver, the iconic Man in Black, Johnny Cash, country superstar Hank Williams, groundbreaking blues-pop legend George Michael, boundary-pushing pop star Michael Hutchence and classic rock icon Tom Petty.

Tune into the series premiere of “The Day The Rock Star Died” or set your DVR for Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT on AXS TV. Find AXS TV on your TV and stay tuned to AXS for programming news and updates.