I don’t know about you, but here’s what I’ll be doing every Sunday night at 8PM: Watching On The Record With Mick Rock which follows legendary photographer, Mick Rock, as he visits the hometowns of big name musicians as they get candid and chatty about everything. Check out the super short trailer for the show below.
In case you didn’t know, Mick Rock is a British photographer best known for capturing iconic images of rock and roll legends. From Queen and David Bowie to the Sex Pistols and Blondie, Rock is often referred to as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies.” Today, Mick is as in-demand as ever; photographing legends-in-the-making like Snoop Dog, Daft Punk, The Killers, Cee Lo Green, and the Black Keys, among many others.
Featuring guest stars Josh Groban, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips, and Patti LaBelle, On The Record with Mick Rock goes into each of the artists’ hometowns to check out the sights and sounds that inspire them. A unique spin on the musician profile series, the show’s stripped-down style and Mick’s unapologetic rapport with his guests produces candid conversations and musical performances not usually seen on television.
Here are the air dates for each of the episodes:
Josh Groban – Sunday, August 2 at 8 pm ET. Native Angeleno and multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban takes Mick on an inspiring tour of Los Angeles, paying homage to the high school teacher who gave him the confidence to succeed, stopping by the after-school Shakespeare program he personally supports and treating Mick to a moving performance of his song, Hidden Away.
Kings of Leon – Sunday, August 9 at 8 pm ET. Mick discovers how the Grammy(R) Award-winning rock stars Kings of Leon escaped their Pentecostal roots to find a home in Nashville’s evolving music scene. The band dishes on its rocky past and gives Mick a tour of country music’s hometown, ending the day in the Kings’ private studio for an exclusive jam session.
Flaming Lips – Sunday, August 16 at 8 pm ET. Mick touches down in Oklahoma City to hang with the Flaming Lips and 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??
Patti LaBelle – Sunday, August 23 at 8 pm ET. 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?