Foo Fighters and Talking Metal on FUSE

February 11, 2008 at 5:55 pm (Rock)

The official release from fuse.

FUSE ROCKS THE GARDEN: FOO FIGHTERS
CELEBRATES PREMIERE WEEK AT FUSE

Concert Marks Bands First Performance at Madison Square Garden ; Underscores Fuse/MSG Relationship

New Original Programs Debut Week of February 18

New York (February 5, 2008) – Fuse, the national music television network continues to strengthen its commitment to original music programming with four additions to its programming slate.  Beginning the week of February 18 the network will premiere a live concert special, Fuse Rocks the Garden: Foo Fighters, the bands first concert from the World’s Most Famous Arena, and three new original series.

“A passion for music is at the heart of Fuse,” said Eric Sherman, president, Fuse.  “Fuse is tapping into viewers’ passion for music by providing both original long-form programming and music specials that appeal to every fan. From close brushes with death to concerts from the world’s most famous arena, viewers will find a variety of new music programming on Fuse.”

CONCERT SERIES
Fuse Rocks the Garden: Foo Fighters, Tuesday, February 19, 11 pm To kick off this live concert series Fuse has teamed up with multi-platinum selling artist Foo Fighters for a milestone in the band’s career – their first ever show at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 19.  Their performance which sold out in minutes, promises to be one on of the most anticipated shows of the year.   Shot in High Definition and commercial free, the show is the first example of Fuse and The Garden working together since the network became a member of the MSG family.

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
10 Great Reasons, Tuesday, February 19, 10 pm (8 episodes, 30 minutes)
Whether it’s an affinity for pop princesses or a secret love of hair metal, Fuse has your musical guilty pleasures covered on 10 Great Reasons.  Each episode will count down the top 10 facts, rumors and stories surrounding contemporary trends in music and explore why we love them yet hate to admit it.

Live Through This:  Nikki Sixx, Thursday, February 21, 10 – 11pm (6 episodes, 30 minutes)
When disaster strikes and takes music stars to the edge, Fuse tells the story of their heroic comebacks from the brink.  This dynamic special focuses on the defining incidents in the lives of artists.  The first installment explores Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and his brush with death.   Vote to bring Nikki’s new band, Sixx:AM to your town at http://www.votesixxam.com, winner to be announced on February 21.

Talking Metal, Friday, February 22, 12 midnight (6 episodes, 30 minutes)
It’s full metal mayhem on Talking Metal, an all-new hard rock/heavy metal series on Fuse bred from the #1 podcast on iTunes, Talking Metal.  Hosted by ultimate metal geeks Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy, the show will feature exclusive interviews and field packages in the podcast’s signature style.  Follow Mark and John as they rock out with members of Guns N Roses, get tangled up with Kerry King’s (Slayer) snakes, strum chords with Dave Mustaine and take a road trip to a New York City movie premiere with Rob Halford; then catch them in the studio with sidekicks Bud Friendly, Metal Mike and the Talking Metal fans.

About Fuse
Fuse, the national music television network, a division of Madison Square Garden, L.P., owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience.  Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand and via mobile technologies. For bios, jpegs, press releases, etc. visit http://www.fuse.tv/press.

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1 Comment

  1. Santana said,

    Rock music excites me more than any other music. I listen to a lot of singers. But I have a special love for Foo Fighters band. Their style has really made its way to my heart and without doubt to a lot of other Rock music. Unfortunately, I’ve a chance to watch them on stage only once because tickets are always pricy. I’ve just discovered a site to compare ticket prices for free and I find it something important because this way I can look for the cheapest price offered. You may need to use it:
    http://www.ticketwood.com/concerts/Foo-Fighters-Tickets/index.php
    Foo Fighters tickets
    I hope I could see them this summer!!!!

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