PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 Classic and World
Productions present the second installment of "Decades Rock Live," an
innovative new live concert series that features performances by celebrated
artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50
years, as well as performances from some of today's hottest recording acts who
have been inspired by these legends. The concert honoring Cyndi Lauper is set
to premiere on VH1 Classic on Friday, January 27 at 8PM* and will feature
special guests including Scott Weiland, Shaggy, Ani DiFranco, The Hooters and
Pat Monahan of Train.
Highlights for the Cyndi Lauper tribute include:
-- "True Colors" duet with Pat Monahan
-- "All Through The Night" duet with Shaggy
-- "Money Changes Everything" duet with Scott Weiland
-- "Time After Time" rendition with Pat Monahan and Scott Weiland
The music performances are augmented with special features, such as
"Decades Confidential," exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the
spotlighted artists focusing on their career milestones and highlighting their
newest releases, concert performances and other endeavors. "Decades Rock Live"
segments will also include "Fan Factoids" from viewers sharing their knowledge
of music facts and figures, incorporated as pop-up quotes and trivia in each
"Decades Rock Live" is taped at Trump Taj Mahal's high definition
television studio, The Decades Rock Arena (temporarily renamed from Mark Etess
Arena for the duration of the series run), in Atlantic City, NJ. Each episode
focuses on a specific artist. The series will be broadcast in High Definition
in 5.1 surround sound, and rebroadcast on a premium HD network at a later
Fans will also have the chance to get their hands on exclusive memorabilia
and special items from the artists scheduled to participate in the series.
Both the Guitar Center Music Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation will work
with the show to host silent auctions. The proceeds raised will support the
philanthropic missions of each of those organizations.
The series is produced by Eric Sherman, Senior Vice President and General
Manager, VH1 Classic and Barry Summers, Executive Producer for World
Productions. Co-producer is Tisha Fein (GRAMMY Awards).
For more information on "Decades Rock Live" and the artists visit
*all times are ET/PT
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present
videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock,
soul and pop artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s, including The Beatles, The
Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The
Police and many more.
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