AXS TV Launches Second Season Of 'Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar,' March 5th
February 9, 2017 at 11:36 AM (PT)
AXS TV presents season two of the original music series "ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR," premiering SUNDAY, MARCH 5th, at 9p (ET)/6p (PT). The 12-episode season follows THE RED ROCKER as he travels to notable music cities throughout the U.S. to interview and jam with the likes of JOHN MAYER, JOHN MELLENCAMP, JAMES HETFIELD, MICK FLEETWOOD, RICK NIELSEN, JOE SATRIANI and MELISSA ETHERIDGE. The 30-minute episodes are sponsored by MERCURY INSURANCE.
HAGAR visits SAN FRANCISCO in the hour-long season two opener, where he and METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD appear in the third annual ACOUSTIC-4-A-CURE, the benefit concert they founded. SAMMY interviews HETFIELD, JOE SATRIANI, JOHN MAYER and MELISSA ETHERIDGE, leading into an epic jam session featuring all of them with TOMMY LEE, PAT MONAHAN and VIC JOHNSON, among others,
Other episodes include trips to NORMAN, OK with TOBY KEITH (3/12); BLOOMINGTON, IN, where he meets up with JOHN MELLENCAMP (3/19); CHICAGO and DENVER, wher he interviews CHEAP TRICK's RICK NIELSEN, then performs with his band THE CIRCLE, featuring MICHAEL ANTHONY, JASON BONHAM and VIC JOHNSON at the legendary RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER (3/26); SARATOGA, CA, where he chats and jams with ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS (4/2), and MAUI, HAWAII, where he talks art and music with MICK FLEETWOOD at his FRONT STREET restaurant (4/9).
As part of the network’s launch plans for the second season, HAGAR will be answering fan questions during a FACEBOOK LIVE stream on hs page, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, which coincides with the network’s marathon on that day of the first season of ROCK AND ROLL ROAD TRIP from 2:30p to 5p (ET).
Commented AXS TV VP Music Programming/Production EVAN HAIMAN; “SAMMY HAGAR is one of rock’s most enduring figures, who is not only revered by his fans but by today’s headlining performers as well. With season two of ROCK AND ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR, we give viewers the ultimate backstage pass as more of music’s biggest names open up about their lives, legacies and passions outside of the industry. From classic rock to country, there is truly something here for everyone to enjoy — making this a must-see event for all true music enthusiasts and we’re thrilled to be partnering again with MERCURY INSURANCE as sponsor of the popular series.”