VH1 Classic presents the second installment of “Decades Rock Live,” a new live concert series that features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today’s hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. The concert honoring Cyndi Lauperis set to premiere on VH1 Classic on Friday, January 27 at 8PM. The show will feature special guests including Scott Weiland, Shaggy, Ani DiFranco, The Hooters and Pat Monahan ofTrain.
Highlights for the Cyndi Lauper tribute include:
— “True Colors” duet with Pat Monahan
— “All Through The Night” duet with Shaggy
— “Money Changes Everything” duet with Scott Weiland
— “Time After Time” rendition with Pat Monahan and Scott Weiland
The music performances are augmented with special features, such as “Decades Confidential,” exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the spotlighted artists focusing on their career milestones and highlighting their newest releases, concert performances and other endeavors. “Decades Rock Live” segments will also include “Fan Factoids” from viewers sharing their knowledge of music facts and figures, incorporated as pop-up quotes and trivia in each episode.
“Decades Rock Live” is taped at Trump Taj Mahal’s high definition television studio, The Decades Rock Arena (temporarily renamed from Mark Etess Arena for the duration of the series run), in Atlantic City, NJ. Each episode focuses on a specific artist. The series will be broadcast in High Definition in 5.1 surround sound, and rebroadcast on a premium HD network at a later date.
Fans will also have the chance to get their hands on exclusive memorabilia and special items from the artists scheduled to participate in the series. Both the Guitar Center Music Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation will work with the show to host silent auctions. The proceeds raised will support the philanthropic missions of each of those organizations.