Saturday, March 3, 2007

VH1 Classic to Televise the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony' for First Time LIVE on Monday, March 12 at 8:30 PM/ET

Induction Ceremony To Be Simulcast Live In High-Definition on MHD: MTV Networks' High-Definition Music Channel
VH1 Classic to Air Special Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Programming Featuring Past Inductees Including Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, U2 and Bonnie Raitt
VH1 To Air Special Two-Hour Edition of 2007 Ceremony on Saturday, March 17 at 9:00 PM/ET

NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, VH1 Classic will air the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" LIVE on Monday, March 12 at 8:30 PM/ET. Music fans will get to see and hear Van Halen, R.E.M., Patti Smith, The Ronettes, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five get inducted into this esteemed musical institution as the action and music unfolds.
For the first time, this year's induction ceremony will be telecast live from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on VH1 Classic and MHD: MTV Networks' high-definition music channel on Monday, March 12 at 8:30 PM/ET. In addition, a special two-hour highlight edition will premiere on VH1 on Saturday, March 17 at 9:00 PM/ET.
The week leading up to the live special, VH1 Classic will air special programming to salute previous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, U2, Bonnie Raitt and more.
On Tuesday, March 6 beginning at 8:00 PM/ET VH1 Classic will air a "Classic Albums" marathon focusing on the work of former Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including Fleetwood Mac, Queen, The Who, Stevie Wonder, U2, the Sex Pistols and Pink Floyd. Each "Classic Albums" episode tells the story behind the making of one of rock music's most seminal albums.
VH1 Classic will also present a special "BBC Crown Jewels" marathon premiering on Thursday, March 8 at 8:00 PM/ET. These rare performances from the BBC archives feature past Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees such as AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Rod Stewart and Bonnie Raitt.
Select "Decades Rock Live" concerts featuring performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elvis Costello and The Pretenders will air back-to-back on Saturday, March 10 beginning at 1:00 PM/ET. "Decades Rock Live" is a
critically-acclaimed original concert series that pairs celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years with some of today's hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends.
Additional Rock Hall-themed programming to run throughout the week includes "Prince: Prince of Paisley Park" airing on Sunday, March 11 at 5:00 PM/ET and the "Rock and Roll Picture Show" featuring Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains The Same" premiering on Monday, March 12 at 6:00 PM/ET.
To learn more about these series and other VH1 Classic series and specials please visit
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 60's, 70's, 80's and the early 90's including The Beatles, The Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police and many more. Learn more at
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