Thursday, May 17, 2007

Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top Rocked Their Most Memorable Songs at VH1's Second Annual 'VH1 Rock Honors' Premiering Thursday, May 24 at 9 p

Tribute Performances by Nickelback, Gretchen Wilson, Keane, Alice In Chains and Queens Of The Stone Age with Appearances by Cameron Diaz, Jada Pinkett Smith, Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Williams, Criss Angel and Taylor Hawkins Hosted by Bam Margera

LAS VEGAS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock royalty took the stage by storm performing songs that made a whole generation turn the volume up -- way up. Hosted by Bam Margera the second annual "VH1 Rock Honors," honored the music and influence of Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top with tribute performances by Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Nickelback, Gretchen Wilson and Keane. Cameron Diaz, Jada Pinkett Smith, Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Williams, Criss Angel and Taylor Hawkins made special appearances as they paid tribute to the legends that influenced the sound of rock.
Taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 12, "VH1 Rock Honors," premiers Thursday, May 24 at 9PM* on VH1, VH1 Classic and MHD. The show saluted the groundbreaking bands of rock, the once in a lifetime events and the influential people who made a lasting mark on the history of rock. The influence of these honorees was felt through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today's hottest rock acts as well as the legends themselves. All ticket proceeds from the show and post party will benefit VH1 Save The Music.
"VH1 Rock Honors" on and VH1 Mobile: is home to all that rocks with the launch of a dedicated "VH1 Rock Honors" VSPOT channel and site that includes exclusive interviews with this year's honorees, Box Set video compilations, photo galleries, editorial commentary, original VH1 Games and select video clips from the month's on-air rock programming slate. Check it out at
On May 24, VSPOT will offer an all-access pass to rock fans, as VSPOT host Mark Goodman takes viewers behind the scenes with backstage footage from the show, performer, presenter and honoree interviews and select performances from the show. Sneak peek performances from the show will be made available only on VSPOT during the week of May 21 and an additional exclusive song performed by each honoree will made available only on VSPOT beginning May 24.
VH1 Mobile puts rock music into the palm of fan's hands with one-of-a-kind "VH1 Rock Honors" wallpapers, original ringtones/ringbacks from this year's honorees and performers and must-see video clips from the show.
"VH1 Rock Honors" is sponsored by Garnier(R) Fructis(R), Taco Bell(R), Toyota, Dove Deodorant, Warner Bros. Pictures Ocean's Thirteen, Sprint and Crest Whitestrips.
"VH1 Rock Honors" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim for VH1 and Greg Sills and Paul Flattery for Choe Productions.
*all times ET/PT

Contacts: Lori Hornik 212-846-7131
Tracy McGraw 212-846-7879
Scott Acord 310-752-8075
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Mandalay Bay Events Center continues its tradition as one of the world's premier entertainment venues in the world. The 12,000-seat multi-purpose Events Center has hosted championship boxing events including De La Hoya vs. Trinidad and Vargas vs. Mosley. The Events Center also has been the home to sold-out concert audiences for such performers as Bette Midler, Kenny Chesney, Van Halen, The Eagles, Britney Spears, Andrea Bocelli and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Live televised events have included the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA), Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Finals and Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular.

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