VH1 CLASSIC CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF AC/DC’S NEW ALBUM WITH MARATHON:
October 8, 2008
VH1 Classic to Celebrate on Sunday, October 19 Showing Archival Footageof the Group, BBC Concerts and the Group’s Landmark Concert “Live AtDonnington”
VH1Classic.com Will Be Home to Exclusive AC/DC Music and Video ContentStarting October 13 – October 20 VH1Classic.com and VH1.com’s THE LEAK WillStream AC/DC’s New Album, “Black Ice” A Week Before Going On Sale
VH1 Classic commemorates one of thebaddest bands in the land, AC/DC, who is returning after eight years with anew album, “Black Ice.” The network for “classic music lovers” iscelebrating the group’s new release, which hits stores October 20, with a24-hour marathon on Sunday, October 19. Sit back and rock out during “TotalAC/DC” as VH1 Classic takes you through archival footage of the group, BBCconcerts and one of the group’s most seminal concerts, “Live atDonnington.” Throughout the day fans can reminisce on some of the greatestconcerts, videos and footage of the group.
“Classic in Concert: No Bull” Airs at 4:00 PM ET/PT
A follow-up to their 1991 concert film masterpiece “Live AtDonnington,” “No Bull” was designed to capture the over-the-top spectaclethat was the 1996 “Ballbreaker” tour. Filmed live on July 19, 1996 at thePlaza De Toro De Las Ventas, a remarkable space usually designated for bullfights, this footage showcases Angus Young at his best.
“BBC Crown Jewels: Rock Goes To College: AC/DC” Airs at 6:00 PM ET/PT
“Rock Goes To College,” was a BBC series that ran between 1978 and 1981on British television. Up-coming rock oriented bands were showcased livefrom small venues and broadcast simultaneously on television and radioduring a 40-50 minute live performance. This memorable episode, taped onOctober 28, 1978 from University of Essex, Colchester includes liveperformances of “Live Wire,” “Problem Child,” “Sin City,” “Bad Boy Boogie,””Whole Lotta Rosie,” “I’m A Rocker” and “Let There Be Rock.”
“AC/DC Video Marathon” Airs at 7:00 PM ET/PT
Just when you thought this day of great AC/DC hits couldn’t get anybetter, VH1 Classic airs some of the band’s classic hit video including”Back In Black,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Highway To Hell,” “YouShook Me All Night Long,” “Hells Bells,” “T.N.T.” and many more. Relax andtake a few hours to recollect on some of your favorite AC/DC video hits ofall time.
“Classic in Concert: Live At Donnington” Airs at 8:00 PM ET/PT
This historic concert sees Angus Young and the boys hit the stage andwow a sizeable crowd at the 1991’s Monsters of Rock show at CastleDonnington. Always a spectacular live presence, AC/DC manage to take theirrecorded output to a whole new level in the live arena, combining someclassic hard rock sounds with a level of showmanship that never fails toraise a smile. “Classic in Concert: Live at Donnington,” showcases the2-hour performance that included real cannons, the Hells Bell, aninflatable Rosie and an inflatable Angus.
“BBC Crown Jewels: Sight & Sound in Concert: AC/DC” Airs at 10:00 PMET/PT
This memorable concert taped on October 29, 1977 from the Hippodrome,UK, features band members Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Mark Evansand Phil Rudd. The pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal perform “Let ThereBe Rock,” “Problem Child,” “Bad Boy Boogie,” “T.N.T.” and many others. Thisconcert is part of the “BBC Crown Jewels” series, which highlights rareperformances from the BBC archives never before seen in the U.S.
AC/DC on VH1Classic.com
On Tuesday, September 16, VH1Classic.com kicked off “AC/DC Day” withtheir ultimate fan sweepstakes: “VH1 Classic Presents The AC/DC All AboardThe Rock & Roll Train.” One lucky fan will get the chance to attend thelast LIVE AC/DC rehearsal at a secret location and party like a rock staras they hit the road from NYC in their own “party train.” All entries mustbe received by October 20. Go to VH1Classic.com to enter to win and forofficial rules and guidelines.
Additionally, VH1Classic.com will be home to exclusive online music andvideo content. Starting October 13 – October 20 VH1.com’s andVH1Classic.com‘s THE LEAK will stream AC/DC’s New Album, “Black Ice” a weekbefore going on sale. Also fans will get to see AC/DC in exclusiveVH1Classic.com interviews, “Box Set” video compilations, photo galleriesand much more.
For more information on these shows, please log onto VH1Classic.com.
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that presentvideos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best ofrock, soul and pop artists from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, including TheBeatles, The Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who,Stevie Wonder, The Police, Madonna and many more. Learn more atVH1Classic.com.
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