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R.I.P., VH1 Classic.
MTV has announced that beginning Monday, Aug. 1, VH1 Classic will officially morph into MTV Classic. The newly-rebanded network will feature “an eclectic mix of fan-favorite MTV series” from the ’90s and ’00s, including Laguna Beach, Beavis & Butt-head, Cribs, Jackass, Punk’d, and Clone High.
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The launch date was not chosen randomly. August 1 marks 35 years to the day that MTV first debuted.
“MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance,” said Sean Atkins, »
We can finally chill. MTV is not only getting back in the music television business, it is bringing back the classic MTV Unplugged TV series. Created by Jim Burns and Robert Small, the acoustic music series premiered November 26, 1989 and ran through 1999, before being cancelled, or at least ending as a regularly scheduled series. From 2000 to 2014, MTV has put out occasional MTV Unplugged specials.
Below, watch as MTV looks back at Nirvana's iconic MTV Unplugged appearance. Recorded on November 18, 1993, only a few months prior to his death, the episode would prove to be one Kurt Cobain's last television performances. Other performers featured on MTV Unplugged through the years include Paul McCartney, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, Alice in Chains, and George Michael. More recently, the MTV Unplugged specials have featured artists including Jay Z, Adam Lambert, »
Tuesday marked the 22nd anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death at age 27, a grim milestone that didn’t go unrecognized by his daughter, Frances Bean. Cobain, 23, took to Instagram on Tuesday to pay tribute to her father, who took his own life on April 5, 1994. She also paid tribute to former Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley, who died on the same date in 2002 at age 34. Also Read: Frances Bean Cobain Seeks to Protect Nirvana Frontman's $450 Million Fortune in Divorce Filing “Rest in peace, you two beautiful souls,” Cobain wrote, accompanied by side-by-side photos of Cobain and Staley. In light »
- Tim Kenneally
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