Hit AXS TV programmes Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar, Tom Green Live and The Top Ten Revealed are coming to the UK for the first time as channel owner Anthem Sports and Entertainment looks to expand its footprint outside the US following the recent purchase of the popular US network.
The shows which will air from 7-9pm on Wednesday and Friday nights on Showcase, which can be found on Sky channel 192, Freesat channel 161 and online via www.tvplayer.com.
Showcase is also the home of Fight Network UK – the UK and Ireland’s only TV channel dedicated to wrestling, MMA, boxing and all combat sport – which airs from 9pm every Wednesday-Sunday.
The AXS TV programming that will air on Showcase TV is:
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar, which delivers the ultimate backstage pass. Sammy Hagar will guide viewers on an intimate and unforgettable journey celebrating all things rock n’ roll. Throughout the series, Hagar travels to the homes of some of rock’s biggest personalities and best-loved artists – interviewing them, jamming with them and exploring their favourite haunts.
Sammy Hagar said: “Something that’s always bugged me is that fans get to see us either onstage in concert or in interviews, and that’s about it. There’s so much cool, history-making stuff that happens off stage that fans have never really had access to, but I do. And that’s where this show takes viewers! I’m hookin’ them up with a real backstage pass.”
Tom Green Live – hosted by irreverent comedian Tom Green – is an intimate and in-depth interview show welcoming guests such as comedy icons Steve Carell, Dana Carvey and Howie Mandel, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and skateboarding master Tony Hawk.
Besides its enigmatic host and unconventional style, what sets Tom Green Live apart from other talk shows is that it is a truly interactive experience. In keeping with the show’s off-the-cuff nature, Green invites fans to join in on the fun by participating in the interview by using Skype to call in and chat, live and uncensored.
Tom Green said: “Expect spontaneous, ridiculous and outrageous conversations. Stay tuned!”
The Top Ten Revealed is an all-new and original countdown show, hosted and by Katie Daryl, who orchestrates discussions with a rotating panel of music icons and experts producing a witty, edgy, and insightful conversation examining the musicians and the music who have left an indelible mark on the rock n’ roll scene.
Katie Daryl said: “I’m incredibly excited to take viewers on a journey through rock history with priceless insight from some of the artists and entertainers who actually lived it. We’ve got an incredible roster of music icons and experts on hand to kick off this inaugural season in style, as we discuss, debate, and determine the most important works and influential artists who have helped to shape rock n’ roll as we know it. True music connoisseurs won’t want to miss it!”