Watch music on TV: AXS TV programming highlights for the week of Sept. 3-9
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Get ready for some more fantastic music coverage on AXS TV’s exciting programming lineup for Sept. 3 through Sept. 9. Holiday weekend festivities kick off tonight with the season 14 U.S. premiere of “The X Factor UK” at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Then hit the surf tomorrow with a Labor Day lineup of one of the most renowned American bands of all time, The Beach Boys, starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. Get more details on what AXS TV has in store this week below.


“The X Factor UK” Season 14 Premiere – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

The hunt for the next international pop superstar continues as judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh resume their posts and look for music’s next big act. “The X Factor UK” season 14 premiere is a two-night event, starting tonight. Last season, former waiter Matt Terry won hearts around the world, including right here in the U.S.A. by winning the season 13 "X Factor UK" crown. Be sure to tune into AXS TV tonight to see the good, the bad and the totally unforgettable auditions as the show kicks off its fourth consecutive year of broadcasting here in the U.S. You can follow along and get involved by tweeting your impressions using the hashtag #UKintheUSA while watching. 

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Labor Day Beach Boys Block – starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT

Beach Boys fans across multiple generations should be stoked to kick back and watch a daylong coverage marathon dedicated to the California band that celebrated surfing those big waves across a mammoth catalog of songs that changed the face of music forever.

The day starts with Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love sitting down to chat with Dan Rather on “The Big Interview at 10 a.m. ET. A special episode of “Rock Legends: The Beach Boys” follows at 11: 15 a.m. ET, followed by the critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary concert special, “The Beach Boys 50 – Live in Concert” at 11:45 a.m. ET. Three in-depth profiles follow with “The Beach Boys: An American Band” at 1 p.m. ET, “The Beach Boys 50: Doin’ It Again" at 3 p.m. ET and “The Beach Boys: An American Family” closing the celebration at 4 p.m. ET. Fans will hear lots of classic Beach Boys tunes as well as see rare behind-the-scenes interviews and archival footage throughout the fun music marathon.

“The X Factor UK” Season 14 Premiere – Night 2” – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

“The X Factor UK” season 14 U.S. premiere two-night event continues on its second night as Simon Cowell and company listen to more aspiring artists audition who are determined to impress “The X Factor” judges and make their music dreams come true.


“It Might Get Loud” – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Going back to work after the long holiday weekend doesn’t have to be a drag. Guitar lovers everywhere can look forward to seeing three of the biggest guitar heroes in history talk about the instruments they’re revered for in this critically-acclaimed 2008 documentary, which features interviews and performances by Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge.


“Classic Albums: Cream – Disraeli Gears” – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Catch a behind-the-scenes look at ‘60s British Rock power trio Cream and the album that is widely considered to be the defining record of the band’s career, Disraeli Gears. The album hit the Top 5 in both the UK and the US and topped the Albums Chart in Australia. The Grammy Hall of Fame album brilliantly blends psychedelic rock and blues. “Strange Brew” and “Sunshine of Your Love” are two of the tracks that went on to become two of Cream’s signature songs. “Classic Albums” will explore the internationally-beloved album with insights from lyricist Pete Brown, artist and lyricist Martin Sharp, producer Felix Pappalardi and legendary engineer Tom Dowd.


“Saturday Stack: Classic Country – starting at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT

 AXS TV is serving up some classic country concerts for this week’s “Saturday Stack.” Country music lovers can gear up to watch music and live performances from Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles, Sugarland and more. The “Saturday Stack” schedule is as follows:

  • 1 p.m.ET – “The Charlie Daniels Band – Live At Billy Bob’s Texas”
  • 2:25 p.m. ET – “Jennifer Nettles Live – Band Against Cancer”
  • 3:25 p.m. ET – “Sugarland”
  • 4:25 p.m. ET – “Toby Keith: 35mph Town”
  • 5:55 p.m. ET – “Tim McGraw”
  • 6:55 p.m. ET – “George Jones – 50 Years of Hits”

Be sure to tune into AXS TV to catch all of the best shows about some of the biggest music superstars in the world. Find AXS TV on your TV and stay tuned to AXS for programming and artist updates.