The Red Rocker (Sammy Hagar) is back for even more candid conversations and exclusive jam sessions with some of music’s biggest names, as season two of AXS TV’s popular original music series ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE premiered on Sunday, July 9, at 9pE/6pP.
The upcoming cycle kicks off on July 9, as Hagar heads to Sin City to cruise the Strip with Eagles legend Don Felder in a classic Cadillac, share some laughs with Carrot Top, and hang out with rock superstars STYX backstage at the Venetian Theater before bringing the house down with a raucous “Hotel California” jam. Other highlights include Hagar performing Chickenfoot hits with Chad Smith and Joe Satriani at his studio in San Francisco (July 16); a trip to Nashville to visit with heavy metal icon Vince Neil, and an acoustic set at the world-famous Phoenix Studios (July 23); an intimate dinner at SUPERMENSCH superstar Shep Gordon’s home in Maui, featuring an all-star jam with Hagar, Mick Fleetwood, Willie K., and more (July 30); a front row seat to the World’s Biggest Music Festival, SXSW, where Hagar is honored as a keynote speaker, and performs an unforgettable rock-rap jam with hip-hop pioneer and RUN DMC founder Darryl McDaniels (August 6); and a season finale event that finds Hagar sitting down with the multi-talented Adam Levine to talk about his eclectic career (August 13).
“One of the things I love most about interviewing my favorite artists is asking them about things you won’t get when you Google them,” said Hagar about his interviewing style. “I try to make it more personal and in the moment than about the things we all already know.”
The upcoming new episodes are the conclusion to Season 2 which premiered March 5 and featured interviews and performances with James Hetfield, John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, Rick Nielsen, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson, Billy Gibbons and more.
“With his genre-defying jam sessions and down-to-earth interviews, Sammy gives viewers a unique look at some of the industry’s most influential figures in ways we’ve never seen or heard them before,” said Evan Haiman, VP of Programming and Production for AXS TV. “This second cycle of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP is packed with even more unprecedented performances and insightful discussions, as Sammy cruises across the country in six more all-new episodes. And AXS TV is proud to once again partner with Mercury Insurance, as we continue to deliver the ultimate in top-grade music programming to our audience.”
“We’re very excited to continue our partnership with rock legend Sammy Hagar and AXS TV,” said Erik Thompson, Head of Advertising for Mercury Insurance. “It is a dream combination and we’ve been able to create some amazing online content beyond what airs on the show to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at Sammy’s guitar collection. We’ll begin releasing this content through Mercury’s Facebook feed just before the show premieres and continue with a new one every other week.”
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today’s top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. The network’s hit franchise series include THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR; and AXS TV FIGHTS.
AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter/Spectrum TV, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH, Frontier, Sling TV, Altice/Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable/Spectrum TV, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers, including members of the National Cable Television Cooperative. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; Cyber Dust and YouTube.
ABOUT MERCURY INSURANCE
Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile, homeowners and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices. For more information, visit www.mercuryinsurance.com or Facebook.com/MercuryInsurance and follow the company on Twitter.