AXS TV INVESTIGATES NEW MYTHS & LEGENDS FROM MUSIC LORE AS THE HIT SERIES MUSIC’S GREATEST MYSTERIES RETURNS FOR SEASON TWO ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 AT 8 P.M. ET
Season Two Covers Intriguing Topics such as the Origins of ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’, Lady Gaga Exposing an Underground Dognapping Ring, the Abduction of Jimi Hendrix, Slipknot’s Battle Vs. Burger King, the Unifying Power of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’, Annie Lennox’s Paranormal Experience, & More
LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2022) – AXS TV unearths a fresh crop of myths and legends from music lore, as the Network’s popular investigative documentary series Music’s Greatest Mysteries returns for season two—premiering Wednesday, March 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Music’s Greatest Mysteries guides viewers on an immersive tour through the famous and infamous legends, artists, and moments that have captivated fans and confounded scholars over the course of music’s incredible history. Seeking to separate truth from fiction, the series blends insightful commentary from icons and experts with rare archive footage and dramatic reinterpretations to uncover the real “whys” and “hows” of each week’s slate of topics.
Season two serves up 10 all-new episodes putting the spotlight on a total of 30 musical enigmas, kicking off on March 23 with a star-studded entry that examines Jim Morrison’s father’s possible role in the start of the Vietnam War, as well as the strange circumstances surrounding the death of original AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, and whether or not pop superstar Lady Gaga was responsible for exposing an underground dognapping ring.
Other topics include the legend of the Rickroll (March 30); the unifying power of Michael Jackson’s hit single “Beat It” (April 6); Annie Lennox’s paranormal encounter, Rick James’ unlikely journey to superstardom, and Soul Asylum’s “Runaway Train” potentially saving lives (April 13); the real life origins of ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’ and Cher’s Navy battleship scandal (April 20); the truth about the 5TH Beatle (April 27); a revealing look into the exes who inspired Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” and how K-Pop’s “Black Ocean” is making waves across the world (May 4); Jimi Hendrix’s bizarre abduction and Slipknot’s battle with Burger King (May 11); the unknown dark side of Phil Collins’ catalog (May 18); the Scorpions’ fight to end the Cold War (May 25); and many more.
The upcoming season also introduces several new and notable experts to the series, on-hand to provide personal commentary and unique insight into these musical myths and legends. Featured guests include Soul Asylum lead singer David Pirner; Vincent Paterson, choreographer who worked with Michael Jackson and Madonna; leading music and culture journalist—and close friend of Rick James—Steven Ivory; acclaimed author of the Bobbie Gentry biography “Ode to Billie Joe” Tara Murtha; entertainment journalist and noted K-Pop expert Liam McEwan; and acclaimed author, journalist and hip-hop historian Kathy Iandoli, among others.
“Music’s Greatest Mysteries was one of our highest-rated shows in its inaugural season, quickly becoming a popular programming offering with our viewers,” said Sarah Weidman, Head of Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “We are proud to announce that the series is returning to the AXS TV lineup for its second season, boasting several new and notable artists and experts who will be on-hand each week to help uncover even more mystifying music-themed myths and legends surrounding some of the industry’s most influential acts. From rock gods and Country titans, to ghosts, K-Pop, chicken fries, and Rickrolls—Music’s Greatest Mysteries truly has something for everyone, and we are excited to share all of this and more with our viewers when season two premieres on March 23.”
“We are living in the glory days of music documentaries and nostalgic biopics, and we take great pride in the fact that Music’s Greatest Mysteries is enhancing this global resurgence,” said Chip Rives, Executive Producer and Director. “It’s not only awesome, but gratifying to be a central part of this powerful genre of storytelling.”
Viewers can catch up on the first season of Music’s Greatest Mysteries with an all-day marathon available exclusively on the Network’s FAST channel—AXS TV NOW—on Sunday, March 20 starting at 4 a.m. ET. Additionally, AXS TV is featuring some of the most memorable episodes from season one throughout the month, airing March 1, March 15 and March 22 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. ET.
Music’s Greatest Mysteries is jointly produced by Texas Crew Productions and Hideout Pictures, with Chip Rives, David Karabinas, Brad Bernstein, Shannon Houchins, and Trevor O’Neil serving as executive producers.
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About AXS TV
AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment, and lifestyle television network and digital media company controlled by Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. AXS TV’s programming broadly appeals to a diverse and impassioned fanbase, offering eclectic content that includes concerts and music performances, celebrity interviews, documentaries, wrestling, MMA, special events, and pop culture series. The Network’s signature programs include Dan Rather’s The Big Interview, Rock My Collection, Music’s Greatest Mysteries, The Top Ten Revealed, and A Year in Music. The channel is also the home of IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s largest entertainment properties and Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion. The Network is available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. A full list of providers and territories can be found on axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, visit www.axs.tv and its social media channels YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Texas Crew Productions
Whether it’s an NAACP award-winning special about the Obama presidency, a juicy true-crime cable series, a home renovation show, an inspiring music anthology series, a highly acclaimed youth football series or an Emmy®-winning documentary, Texas Crew Productions (TCP) has built a reputation for delivering first-class content, on time, on budget, and with a friendly Texas-sized smile for broadcasters and streamers of all shapes and sizes.
From their first series Friday Night Tykes, to their most recent work for clients like HISTORY, Travel, Oxygen, AXS TV, Facebook, A+E, YouTube, ESPN, and ID, TCP continues to prove that premium content isn’t defined by budgets or physical location, but by creative vision, expert execution, and detailed management in every phase of production.
Some of the projects TCP is most proud of include the NAACP Image Award-winning two-hour special The 44th President: In His Own Words, a first-person documentary special on President Obama’s presidency which aired on HISTORY; ESPN 30 for 30’s Brian and the Boz and Phi Slama Jama; VH1’s ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game; the re-book of A&E’s long-running series Sell This House; and over 25 hours of true-crime programming on Oxygen.
Currently TCP has projects in production or development for a number of premium broadcasters and streamers including Oxygen, AXS TV, Peacock, Discovery +, Paramount +, and A&E Networks.
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