VH1 has just issued the following press release:
VH1 Rock Honors Returns To Las Vegas And Will Pay Tribute To GENESIS, HEART, OZZY OSBOURNE And ZZ TOP Premiering Thursday, MAY 24 at 9:00 PM ET
The Second Annual Event Will Feature Tributes To Rock Music’s Elite
From The Mandalay Bay Events Center In Las Vegas
SANTA MONICA, CA, March 8, 2007 – VH1 pays homage to the legends who influenced the sound of rock with the second annual VH1 Rock Honors. This year’s celebration will honor the music and influence of Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
Premiering on Thursday, May 24 at 9:00 PM ET, VH1 Rock Honors, will be taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 12. The two-hour tribute will salute the groundbreaking bands of rock, the once in a lifetime events and the influential people who made a lasting mark on the history of rock.
The influence of these honorees will be felt through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today’s hottest rock acts as well as the legends themselves.
Last year, VH1’s inaugural show honored KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST and was hosted by Jaime Pressly with tribute performances by Foo Fighters, Godsmack, The All-American Rejects, Paul Rodgers, Tommy Lee, Slash, Scott Ian, Gilby Clarke, Rob Zombie and surprise guest Ace Frehley. Making special appearances were Kiefer Sutherland, Gina Gershon, Jaime Kennedy, Natasha Henstridge, Brittany Snow, Jim Breuer and Penn Jillette.
Check soon for interactive honoree profiles, exclusive programming, show information and more at http://rock.vh1.com.
VH1 Rock Honors is sponsored by Garnier® Fructis®, Taco Bell®, Toyota and Dove Deodorant.
VH1 Rock Honors is executive produced by Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim for VH1 and Greg Sills and Paul Flattery for Choe Productions.