It’s not easy capturing images of some of the world’s most iconic rock stars. During the 1970’s there was a British photographer who was able to bring to life some of the biggest rock and roll celebrities at the time. Mick Rock has photographed Queen and David Bowie as well as the Sex Pistols and Blondie. Mick Rock, British Photographer, is often referred to as the “Man who shot the Seventies.” He continues his legend status by capturing other musical legends in the making such as: Snoop Dog, Daft Punk, The Killers, Cee Lo Green, and the Black Keys, among many others. Mick is bringing his experiences to the television camera and has debuted a new show call On the Record with Mick Rock, that premiered on Ovation TV on August 2nd. Check local listings for channel numbers.
On the Record with Mick Rock
Mick Rock will be visiting the hometowns of musicians like Josh Groban, Patti LaBelle, Kings of Leon, and The Flaming Lips. Different topics will be covered with some behind the scenes reveals regarding album covers, record releases or past tours. This Sunday, August 16 at 8 PM ET, Mick heads to Oklahoma City to hang with the Flaming Lips. Tune in as Mick uncovers how these masters of psychedelic rock have become the surprising hometown heroes. Lead singer Wayne Coyne shows off his wacky art gallery, fills Mick in on his all-night parties with Miley Cyrus and ends the day with a performance of the group’s hit song, Do You Realize??
You can also tune in on August 23rd at 8 PM ET when Mick visits with Patti Labelle in Phileadelphia. GRAMMY(R) Hall of Fame artist Patti LaBelle takes Mick on a personal tour of Philadelphia, visiting the theater that launched her career and stopping by her childhood home where she first found her voice with a broomstick microphone. After grabbing a bite at her favorite soul food spot in the City of Brotherly Love, Patti invites Mick into her living room for an intimate performance of What Can I Do For You?
Past episodes include a visit in LA with Josh Groban and his visit to Nashville with Kings of Leon. A sneak peek of On the Record with Mick Rock will be available on VOD and xfinity.com as of July 26 and all episodes will also be available on those platforms the next day after each episode’s linear premiere. VOD viewers will also get three extra, exclusive clips per episode.
You can also join in on social media via Facebook or Twitter and following the hashtag #MickRock. Series promos are available on the Ovation TV YouTube Channel. Produced by Tricon Entertainment and RCG (Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) the series is for Ovation TV. Ovation is America’s only arts television network, whose mission is to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression.