WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Guitar Center (http://www.guitarcenter.com), the world's largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, and DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, today announced seven new episodes of the award-winning music series Guitar Center Sessions. Guitar Center Sessions features exclusive performances and intimate, enlightening conversations conducted by revered musical tastemaker Nic Harcourt.
The first of seven episodes features Bush, premiering Saturday, November 19 at 9pm ET in 2D hi-definition on DIRECTV'S Audience Network (channel 239) and in 3D on DIRECTV'S n3D powered by Panasonic. A sneak preview of the Bush episode and exclusive performance of "Little Things" can be seen at http://bit.ly/GC_Sessions_Bush. Upcoming episodes include: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Tom Morello, Seether, Plain White T's, Carolina Liar and New Found Glory.
Continuing its commitment to inspiring musicians, each episode of Guitar Center Sessions is filmed live in front of a studio audience in the world famous Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room. The show gives real music fans a rare peak inside the minds of their idols, with Harcourt's thoughtful, conversational questions drawing out new and intimate details from their storied careers. Audiences hear first-hand accounts from each artist about their personal and musical journeys and the influences that molded them into the icons they have become.
"With Guitar Center Sessions, in addition to showcasing incredible live performances, we're trying to open a window into the creative process to inspire musicians," says Harcourt. "Through conversations that delve deep into the motivations and artistry of some of the great musicians of our time, not to mention the challenges and struggles they overcame to become who they are today, we hope to provide a revealing and realistic look at what it takes to make it as an artist."
Guitar Center Sessions was the recipient of the International 3D Society's award for Best Music Television Series in 2010. Past artists featured include Peter Gabriel, Weezer, Jane's Addiction, The Cult, CAKE, Jakob Dylan, Blondie, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Social Distortion and Peter Frampton.
Upcoming Guitar Center Sessions Schedule:
Bush – November 19th, 2011
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – December 3rd, 2011
New Found Glory – December 10th, 2011
Tom Morello – December 17th, 2011
Seether- January 14th, 2012
Carolina Liar – January 21st, 2012
Plain White T's – January 28th, 2012
About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, including guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, as well as pro-audio and recording gear. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates 220 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, www.musiciansfriend.com. In addition, our Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's Web site at www.guitarcenter.com.
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