02.11.2015

Ann Wilson to appear on VH1 Classics' "Rock Icons" March 14

VH1’s Classic presents ROCK ICONSan original docu-series profiling the most legendary artists in the history of rock music. Premiering Saturday February 21, 2015, ROCK ICONS” is 10 groundbreaking 30-minute episodes that go past the veil of mystery and beyond the velvet ropes with in-depth, intimate portraits revealing who these rock stars really are, and the road that lead them to their iconic status today. Each episode is jam-packed with exclusive interviews, never-before-seen footage with featured artists and key people who helped shape their exemplary careers.  Produced by Banger Films, “ROCK ICONS” brings together elements of celebrated shows such as Classic Albums, Biography, Iconoclasts, and Banger’s own hit show Metal Evolution.  ROCK ICONSis a landmark series celebrating the innovative artists who defined the history of rock music.

The debut episode will highlight Rush’s lead singer and bassist, Geddy Lee, showcasing his remarkable musical talent and drive that was greatly influenced by the early passing of his father.  Whether through wine collecting, a devotion to the sport of baseball, or caring for his massive collection of rare musical instruments, Geddy Lee is determined to live every bit of his life to the fullest. The episode also includes brand-new interviews with his fellow bandmates for the past 40 years, Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson.

Future episodes will include:

  • Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
  • Ted Nugent (The ‘Motor City Madman’)
  • Ann Wilson (Heart)
  • Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates)
  • Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
  • Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)

 

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The channel features the gods of rock- from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden (more)

to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution,” an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.

Founded in 2004, Banger Films is a multi-award winning production company specializing in feature-length and TV documentaries and live concert filming. Banger’s catalogue includes the groundbreaking documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey {2006 SXSW Audience choice Award Winner} Iron Maiden: Flight 666 {Winner of 2010 SXSW Audience Choice Award}, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage {Grammy-nominated 2011}, the smash-hit series Metal Evolution {2011}, and the doc-opera  Super Duper Alice Cooper {2014}.

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