AOL ? Music's Original Programming Series Fall Line Up Features Hottest Music Artists Including The Cure, Yellowcard, The Hives, Switchfoot and Story of the Year
(September 27, 2004, New York, NY) – Fuse, the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced music network, and America Online, Inc., the world's leading interactive services company, will premiere a new season of Sessions@AOL on Friday, Oct. 1st, with a special commercial-free preview of Green Day's performance of songs from their critically-acclaimed new album, American Idiot. The series airs at its regular night and time on Fuse beginning on Oct. 4th, with new episodes airing each Monday at 7:00 PM and then repeated at 11:00 PM.
Each episode features intimate performances and interviews from AOL® Music's marquee original programming series, which offers a unique look at the world's biggest stars and hottest newcomers from the worlds of rock, punk and alternative music. The series has been a popular attraction on Fuse since its launch in March 2003. The last season featured multi-platinum award winners Avril Lavigne, Dave Matthews and New Found Glory. Each of the Sessions@AOL telecasts will feature four performances and interviews taped for the AOL Music series.
Fuse's Sessions@AOL line-up premieres include:
Green Day – Friday, October 1 at 7:00 PM (PREMIERE COMMERCIAL FREE); Monday, October 4 at 7:00 PM (ENCORE WITH COMMERCIALS)
One of the most influential alternative bands to break into the mainstream since Nirvana, punk revivalists Green Day shred up the stage as they premiere new songs off their fourth album American Idiot, which Newsweek hails as "one of the best rock albums and the biggest surprise of the year."
Switchfoot – Monday, October 11th at 7:00 PM (PREMIERE)
This platinum selling crossover band stands above the usual college radio fare by writing powerfully emotional songs.
Story of The Year – Monday, October 18th at 7:00 PM (PREMIERE)
This St. Louis-based post-grunge band formed in 1995 and made it to Maverick in 2003. The group's debut, Page Avenue, is a solid entry into the new age of alternative metal bands, synonymous with the Warped Tour's youth culture.
Yellowcard – Monday, October 25th at 7:00 PM (PREMIERE)
The Ventura-based quintet (by way of Jacksonville, Florida) stages a powder keg performance of the affecting, personal and explosive songs from their platinum-certified new album, Ocean Avenue.
The Hives – Monday, November 1st at 7:00 PM (PREMIERE)
Not since the Ramones rocketed out of Queens, N.Y., has a band set a land-speed record for blistering, truncated blasts of rock rage, comic irony and pure bombast. This Scandanavian firebrand quintet has wowed audiences from Tokyo to Trondheim, from Glasgow to Georgia, and reintroduced rock in the mainstream.
The Cure – Monday, November 8th at 7:00 PM (PREMIERE)
Endurance and validity have long been words attributed to the music and career of England's most legendary alternative band. Experiencing a renaissance in 2004, from an HP commercial to a hit cover by 311, The Cure have influenced a generation of artists including No Doubt, Blink 182, Thursday and Interpol.
Sessions@AOL is AOL Music's intimate performance and interview series that offers a unique look at some of the world's biggest stars and hottest newcomers. A complete archive of these performances and interviews is available to AOL members on-demand at AOL Keyword: Sessions or at aolmusic.com. The AOL-produced Sessions@AOL series airs quarterly on the Fuse Network.
Fuse, a network of Cablevision Systems Corporation, is the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials — all rooted in the music experience. Fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms that are at the center of their communication and entertainment – TV, online, and interactive games – and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into its on-air and online programming. More information about Fuse is available at www.fuse.tv.
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