VH1 Classic Takes Over VH1 Airwaves on Thursday, March 23

Mar 21, 2006, 00:00 ET from VH1

    NEW YORK, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 Classic takes over VH1 airwaves on
 Thursday, March 23 beginning at 1:00 PM to showcase the classic music
 network's original series and specials including:
     * "VH1 Classic in Concert" is an hour-long series that presents live,
       full-concert performances from some of the greatest names in rock, pop &
       soul.  "Decades Rock Live," an innovative new live concert series,
       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. This episode honors Cyndi Lauper and will feature special
       guests including Scott Weiland, Shaggy, Ani DiFranco, The Hooters and
       Pat Monahan of Train.
     * "Hangin' With" an original VH1 Classic series in which artists including
       Revered Run, Blondie and Queen discuss upcoming projects as well as
       their music career experiences.
     * "Metal Mania" features some of the first heavy metal bands as well as
       the big-haired, spandex heroes of metal's heyday including Poison,
       Motley Crue, & Bon Jovi.
     * "Live from the VH1 Classic Studio" features live exclusive performances
       in the VH1 Classic studio from some of music's greatest including Al
       Green, Pat Benatar, Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze and Bryan Adams.
      1:00 PM -- "VH1 Classic in Concert: Decades Rock Live: Cyndi Lauper and
      2:00 PM -- "Hangin' With Bryan Adams"
      2:30 PM -- "Hangin' With Ric Ocasek"
      3:00 PM -- "Hangin' With Blondie"
      3:30 PM -- "Hangin' With Revered Run"
      4:00 PM -- "Hangin' With Rush"
      4:30 PM -- "Hangin' With Queen"
      5:00 PM -- "Hangin' With Judas Priest"
      6:00 PM -- "Metal Mania"
      7:00 PM -- "Live from the VH1 Classic Studio"
      8:00 PM -- "We Are The 80s"
      9:00 PM -- "VH1 Classic in Concert: Decades Rock Live: Cyndi Lauper and
     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.
     Contact:  Maura Wozniak/VH1