Linkin Park, Billy Idol + More To Rock New Season of ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ on DirecTV
The lineup for season nine of 'Guitar Center Sessions' has been announced. The diverse collection of performers includes rockers Linkin Park and Billy Idol along with country stars Big & Rich, hip-hop artists T.I. and Wiz Khalifa, reggae singer Ziggy Marley and others.
The show airs on DirecTV's Audience Network (channel 239) and is hosted by journalist Nic Harcourt. It features interviews and exclusive live performances. The new season premieres Nov. 14 at 9PM ET with The Gaslight Anthem. The Billy Idol episode debuts Nov. 21, with the Linkin Park episode slated to air Dec. 5. See a full season schedule below.
“We're nearly 100 episodes in and have produced what we feel is our best season to date," says Guitar Center's Dustin Hinz. "Over the years ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ has built an extremely enthusiastic fan base and has been embraced by the music industry as an amazing platform for artists. Our team works incredibly hard to ensure that we consistently deliver a show that boasts top artists, in-depth interviews, the best in music and world-class, award-winning sound and cinematography.”
Linkin Park are currently on tour in Europe. They'll be playing KROQ's 'Almost Acoustic Christmas' show on Dec. 13 before embarking on a January tour with Rise Against and Of Mice and Men. It was also announced last week that Linkin Park will be one of the headliners for the first-ever Loudwire Music Festival next June in Grand Junction, Colo.
'Guitar Center Sessions' Season 9 Schedule:
Nov. 14, 2014: The Gaslight Anthem
Nov. 21, 2014: Billy Idol
Nov. 28, 2014: Cold War Kids
Dec. 05, 2014: Linkin Park
Dec. 12, 2014: Wiz Khalifa
Dec. 19, 2014: Ziggy Marley
Jan. 02, 2015: Big & Rich
Jan. 09, 2015: X-Ambassadors
Jan. 16, 2015: Neon Trees
Jan. 23, 2015: T.I.
Jan. 30, 2015: Aloe Blacc
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