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Rock Icons

Season 1 2015

  • 2015-02-21T22:00:00-05:00 on VH1 Classics
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 30 mins
  • Documentary

Rock Icons is a music biography series profiling the most legendary artists in the history of rock music. Each episode includes exclusive interviews with the featured artist and the key people who helped shape their exemplary career, not to mention never-before-seen archival footage and photos. Rock Icons is a landmark series celebrating the innovative artists who defined the history of rock music, including Geddy Lee, Rob Halford, Ted Nugent, Ann Wilson, Dave Mustaine, Nikki Sixx, Slash, Daryl Hall, Joe Elliott, and Billy Corgan.

10 episodes

1x01 Geddy Lee

  • Series Premiere

    2015-02-21T22:00:00-05:00 — 21 mins

The story of Rush's lead singer and bassist, a true "musician's musician" who's a huge collector of wine, baseball memorabilia, and rare vintage musical instruments, plus one of the most respected frontmen in all of rock music.

1x02 Rob Halford

  • 2015-02-28T22:00:00-05:00 — 21 mins

The singer of Judas Priest is a humble fella, cherishes the relationships with his fans while remaining self-effacing about his operatic voice and extraordinary attention to his on-stage looks, which set the look for the frontman.

1x03 Ted Nugent

  • 2015-03-07T22:00:00-05:00 — 21 mins

The story of the "Motor City Madman": an outspoken Republican and NRA advocate and one of the most sincere and talented musicians to ever pick up the electric guitar.

1x04 Ann Wilson

  • 2015-03-14T22:00:00-04:00 — 21 mins

Singer Ann Wilson's inextricably linked to her sister Nancy, as the stunning faces of the legendary group Heart. However, delineating the two uncovers a portrait of Ann: the bullied child, the songwriter + protector of integrity.

1x05 Dave Mustaine

  • 2015-03-21T22:00:00-04:00 — 21 mins

Forced to live in abject poverty, brutally picked on at school by day while being stalked by his own father by night, Dave Mustaine just seemed like he'd had one bad hand dealt after another.

1x06 Nikki Sixx

  • 2015-03-28T22:00:00-04:00 — 21 mins

The sordid life of Motley Crue bass player Nikki Sixx is well-known, thanks to headlines on MTV News and the lurid smash autobiographies The Dirt and The Heroin Diaries.

1x07 Slash

  • 2015-04-04T22:00:00-04:00 — 21 mins

Rock Icons catches up with Slash at his Los Angeles home to discuss, among many topics, how much of his life as rock 'n' roll's last great guitarist, was simply, inevitable.

1x08 Daryl Hall

  • 2015-04-11T22:00:00-04:00 — 21 mins

We travel to New York State to speak with Daryl Hall about growing up singing in churches and street corners in Philadelphia, finding a creative partner in John Oates and honing one of the most authentic voices in pop music history.

1x09 Joe Elliott

  • 2015-04-18T22:00:00-04:00 — 21 mins

Traveling to Dublin, Ireland, Rock Icons meets a man perfectly comfortable celebrating his band's incredible ascent, as well the thing that remains as vital to him as the very air he breathes: music.

1x10 Billy Corgan

  • 2015-04-25T22:00:00-04:00 — 21 mins

In his home town of Chicago, Rock Icons finds the Smashing Pumpkins leader, Billy Corgan, picking a fight with his most formidable enemy, his own musical legacy.