Mick Rock is a man who needs little introduction to fans of rock ‘n’ roll. The 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. Now he the rock legend is lending his gift of gab to a new interview series focusing on some of the biggest names in music.
On The Record With Mick Rock, premiering Sunday, August 2nd at 8pm ET on Ovation, follows the rock icon as he visits the hometowns of musicians Josh Groban, Patti LaBelle, Kings of Leon, and The Flaming Lips. The conversations that ensue are candid, unconventional, and shed light on the unknown stories behind an album cover, record release, or tour.
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.
A sneak peek of On the Record with Mick Rock will be available on VOD and xfinity.com as of July 26 and all episodes will also be available on those platforms the next day after each episode’s linear premiere. VOD viewers will also get three extra, exclusive clips per episode.
Here are the highlights of each episode:
ON THE RECORD WITH MICK ROCK: Josh Groban – Premieres 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.
ON THE RECORD WITH MICK ROCK: Kings of Leon – Premieres 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.
ON THE RECORD WITH MICK ROCK: Flaming Lips – Premieres 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??
ON THE RECORD WITH MICK ROCK: Patti LaBelle – Premieres 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?
Learn more at www.ovationtv.com.