AXS TV has an exciting lineup of music-focused programming planned for the weeks of Sept. 2-Sept. 15. Kicking things off is the highly-anticipated two-night U.S. season 15 premiere of “The X Factor UK” on Sept. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Plus, the month-long Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary coverage featuring Tuesday tributes to the famous British rockers begins on Sept. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Further programming details and highlights are listed below.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2 AND MONDAY SEPT. 3
“The X Factor UK” Season 15 Premiere – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
American fans of “The X Factor UK” can gear up to watch the search for the next international pop star begin as the popular reality singing competition returns to Sunday and Monday nights for the fifth consecutive year in a row. The show that launched the careers of huge superstars like One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murs and more is back for a 15th season with some exciting changes.
For starters, former 1D member Louis Tomlinson will take a seat on the judging panel beside series executive producer and veteran judge Simon Cowell (who just received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame), along with fellow judging newbies Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Williams. The Divine Mrs. O aka Sharon Osbourne will also return to judge live shows to make five judges for the first time in “X Factor UK” history.
Presenting mainstay and daffy dancer Dermot O’Leary will host the broadcast and “X Factor” hopefuls will take their shot at stardom with returning arena auditions. Be sure to tune in at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on both Sunday Sept. 2 and Monday Sept. 3 or set your DVR now so you don’t miss a minute of “The X Factor” action and weigh in with your thoughts using #UKintheUSA on Twitter.
TUESDAY SEPT. 4
Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary – “It Might Get Loud” – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Led Zeppelin remains one of the biggest rock bands of all time and AXS TV is paying homage to the revered British rock band’s 50th Anniversary milestone with programming content all month long in September, headlined with concerts and specials every Tuesday, beginning Sept. 4 with the electrifying 2008 documentary “It Might Get Loud.” Film highlights include iconic Led Zeppelin drummer Jimmy Page discussing the super sweet tools of his trade and jamming with Jack White and The Edge.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
“Saturday Stack: Greatest Rock Drummers” – starting at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT
Who is on your list of the greatest rock drummers of all time? AXS TV profiles several of the best of the best percussionists who have pounded out the beat in a daylong marathon of interviews, concerts and profiles starting with Neil Pert of Rush at 12 p.m. ET, Phil Collins at 1 p.m. ET, Ringo Starr at 2 p.m. ET, Tommy Lee with Motley Crue at 3 p.m. ET, The Who at 5:30 p.m. ET and The Rolling Stones to close out the stack at 7 p.m. ET.
SUNDAY, SEPT 9 AND MONDAY SEPT. 10
“The X Factor UK” Season 15 Auditions – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
More hopefuls attempt to impress “The X Factor UK” judges Simon Cowell, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and Ayda Williams as the season 15 arena auditions continue. Everyone who is brave enough to face the judges knows they have a shot at forging a huge music career just like “X Factor UK” alums Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn and new “X Factor UK” judge Louis Tomlinson did when they smashed charts and sold out stadiums all over the world as the globally-loved boy band One Direction.
Last year, a rap-R&B band called Rak-Su swept the top prize by impressively singing nearly all original songs. Watch their spectacular "X Factor UK Season 14 Finale performance in the video above. Be sure to tune in and express your thoughts on Twitter with #UKintheUSA.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary – “The Song Remains the Same” – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
The month-long Led Zeppelin celebration continues with AXS TV’s second Tuesday tribute to the legendary band. This week, the network airs the 1976 classic concert film “The Song Remains the Same.” The film remains a standout in the band’s history as its unique format blends music with cinematic elements to form a captivating psychedelic journey.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
“Saturday Stack: Docs That Rock” – starting at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT
AXS TV is the go-to classic rock network. As such, it is airing a smoking hot Saturday Stack marathon of documentaries featuring some of the genres biggest names. The lineup kicks off at 9 a.m. ET with The Allman Brothers, followed by Lynyrd Skynyrd at 3 p.m. ET, The Doors at 6 p.m. ET, The Doobie Brothers at 7 p.m. ET, Pink Floyd at 9 p.m. ET with Stevie Ray Vaughn closing out the day-long coverage at 10:15 p.m. ET.
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