• 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 6.3  (11)

MIXTAPE is a music-based television program that aired on AXS TV in the year 2019. Hosted by Jon Armond, the show brings together music legends to delve into their great musical hits and the stories behind them. Featuring iconic musicians such as Robby Krieger (The Doors) and Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), the show brings to life some of the greatest music that has ever been produced.

Each episode of MIXTAPE features a guest artist who is interviewed by Jon Armond. The musician shares the story behind their greatest tracks, providing context for their inspiration, writing process, and the surrounding cultural and social environment. The interviews are deep and insightful, giving viewers an opportunity to learn new facts about their favorite songs that they might not have known before.

One of the highlights of the show is the exposure given to the lesser-known tracks of the artists that are featured. The show gives an opportunity for viewers to rediscover old hits that might have gotten lost in the mix of more popular songs. The interviews also highlight the collaboration and inspiration involved in creating music, and the way musical ideas are shared and shaped by the different members of a band.

The episodes of MIXTAPE involve a lot of musical performance set against an intimate, candle-lit setting. The guest performers get to showcase their musicality by playing their music live, providing fans with the rare opportunity to experience the music in a unique, live setting. The performances are often different from the studio recordings, giving fans an alternative take on their favorite tunes.

Some of the memorable moments of the show include Robby Krieger talking about creating the timeless classic "Light My Fire," while Kevin Cronin opens up about the songwriting process of "Can't Fight This Feeling." These iconic artists take the audience on a musical journey that tells the stories behind the songs that have shaped our memories, as well as our culture.

One of the unique aspects of MIXTAPE is the fact that the artists share their memories of the period when their music first became popular. The fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into the recording sessions and live performances add to the viewer's appreciation of the artist's creative process. It is not often that we get to hear these insider perspectives on our favorite music.

The show also highlights the timeless appeal of classic rock and roll, showcasing the music's enduring influence. The program celebrates the enduring legacy of rock and roll and the passion that these artists have for their craft. The opportunity to see these iconic figures perform live on stage is a real treat for fans of classic rock music.

In conclusion, MIXTAPE was a fantastic music program that brought together some of the most iconic musicians of our time. The intimate performances and deep insights into the creative process behind their music provides a fantastic window into the art of songwriting. The show highlights the magic of rock and roll and its enduring appeal, making it a must-watch for all fans of classic rock music.

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The Monkees' Micky Dolenz
8. The Monkees' Micky Dolenz
October 31, 2019
Micky is best known for his classic role as the drummer from the hit TV show The Monkees and launched their successful music recording and performing careers that has lasted for decades. Micky takes us back to his memories of wild parties in the sixties that included playing in his home studio alongside John Lennon and Brian Wilson.
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6. Robby Krieger of The Doors & Dennis Quaid
October 17, 2019
The Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger gives an insider look at the history of The Doors and jams with fan-favorite actor and musician Dennis Quaid playing their rendition of the Elvis Presley hit "Don't be Cruel."
Don Felder
5. Don Felder
October 10, 2019
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Don McLean
4. Don McLean
October 3, 2019
Legendary songwriter Don McLean sharing his personal mixtape of songs that influenced his life and career, discussing the genius of Buddy Holly and delivering a soulful performance of his signature hit "American Pie."
Rick Springfield
3. Rick Springfield
September 26, 2019
Rick Springfield has had 17 top 40 hits, a successful acting career, and of course, nobody can resist singing along to one of the most iconic songs of all time, his hit "Jessie's Girl". This Thursday on MIXTAPE the teen idol will share the songs that inspired him to turn into a Grammy(R) winning rock & roll superstar. From his first guitar to his first band, Zoot, and from Rolling Stones to Sound City, we'll learn about the entire career of Rick Springfield through the songs that he loves! He'll share stories plus shred along with some epic slide guitar to the tracks that helped change his life.
REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin & Dave Amato
2. REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin & Dave Amato
September 19, 2019
Over the course of their over 50 year long career, REO Speedwagon has sold millions of albums, charted with numerous Top 40 hits, and has remained a popular band with tours across the world. This Thursday on AXS TV, two of its members, Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato, will share their own personal MIXTAPE with you! The two will talk about what songs inspired them to write hits of their own, pushed them to put on some of the best live shows in rock & roll, and persevering over 50 years after their formation. They'll also play a never recorded song, "Whipping Boy", and a rockin' acoustic rendition of REO Speedwagon's unforgettable hit, "That Ain't Love."
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1. Foreigner's Mick Jones & Kelly Hansen
September 12, 2019
Since the mid-70s, Foreigner has been rocking across the world, earning #1 hits in multiple countries and a ranking as one of the world's best-selling bands of all time with more than 80 million records sold. This Thursday, we're sitting down with one of the bands founding members, Mick Jones, and current vocalist, Kelly Hansen, who has been singing with the band since March of 2005. The two will talk about Jones' early adventures in the music industry with The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, plus share insider secrets about Foreigner's most famous songs and their time together on the road.
  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (11)