AXS TV has another exciting programming lineup featuring some of music’s most legendary artists for the week of Aug. 6 through Aug. 12. Earth, Wind & Fire, Run DMC, King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley and Carly Simon are just some of the stars featured throughout the week.
Here are the programming highlights:
SUNDAY AUG. 6
“Rock Legends: Earth, Wind & Fire” – 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT
Earth, Wind & Fire might be one of the most versatile bands of all time, having dabbled in multiple genres including R & B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African music. Given the broad array of musical avenues they have traveled, is there a genre the Grammy Hall of Famers have not explored? AXS TV’s original rockumentary series "Rock Legends" will feature commentary from leading music critics as well as archival news footage and more that will give fans a unique perspective on one of the biggest American bands of all time.
“Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” Presented by Mercury Insurance – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
This week’s all-new installment of “Rock & Roll Road Trip" presented by Mercury Insurance will find Sammy Hagar making his way to the World’s Biggest Music Festival, SXSW. The former Montrose and Van Halen front man will be honored as a keynote speaker at the main event, and he’ll perform with an epic rock-rap jam with renowned hip-hop icon and Run-DMC founder Darryl McDaniels. You won’t want to miss hearing their gigantic hits “It’s Tricky” and Montrose classic “Rock Candy.” Smoking hot feels like an understated way of describing their performance!
TUESDAY AUG. 8
“This Is Elvis” – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
AXS TV is airing this acclaimed 1981 documentary which re-enacts key moments in the late, great King of Rock and Roll’s life and career. The film is part of a month-long celebratory Tuesday night “All Hail the King” block which kicks off on Aug. 1 with the spectacular 1970 documentary “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” at 10 p.m. ET. “This is Elvis” airs next on Aug. 8 at 10 p.m. ET, followed by 2016 AXS TV original film “Elvis Lives!” on Aug. 15 at 10 p.m., a special Wednesday block commemorating the 40th anniversary of his death on Aug. 16 with a “Classic Albums” episode which explores Elvis’ self-titled debut album at 9 p.m. ET. Golden-globe winning concert film “Elvis on Tour” airs on Aug. 22 at 10 p.m. ET and coverage closes on Aug. 29 with Elvis’ fun-loving romantic musical comedy “Clambake” at 10 p.m. ET
WEDNESDAY AUG. 9
“Classic Albums” – Carly Simon: No Secrets
Carly Simon is one of the biggest female singer-songwriters in music history. “Classic Albums” returns with a never-before-seen exploration of Simon’s 1972 breakthrough Billboard 200 chart-topping album, No Secrets. The record spawned Simon’s No. 1 single “You’re So Vain,” which earned an impressive three Grammy nominations for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. The 2017 episode of the documentary series uses interviews, archival footage and music videos to unravel the story of the famed singer’s rise to superstardom. Simon herself gives a candid discussion of some of her most popular songs, such as “Embrace Me, You Child” and many more.
SATURDAY AUG. 12
Documentary Premiere – “Summer of Love” – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Plunge deep into the heart of the peace and love movement in 1967 in the AXS TV premiere of the enthralling and informative documentary “Summer of Love.” You’ll witness the landmark period of history via archival footage a bevy of experts who experienced the Haight-Ashbury founded culture firsthand. A bevy of people talk about the psychedelic, flower-power time including journalist Bob Simon, Radio Caroline DJs Johnny Walker and Annie Nightingale, and film producer Simon Crocker, among others.
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