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AXS TV Salutes the Godfathers of Southern Rock Lynyrd Skynyrd May 5

AXS TV pays tribute to Southern Rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band with a Saturday Stack special event packed with classic concerts, insightful interviews, heartfelt documentaries and more on Saturday, May 5 starting at 1p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

The festivities begin with a star-studded salute to the enduring legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, as the band rocks Atlanta with an unforgettable evening featuring roaring renditions of “Travelin’ Man,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Free Bird,” joined by special guests such as Peter FramptonGregg AllmanCharlie DanielsCheap Trick, and many more in Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans. And, at 3pE, Gone With The Wind: The Remarkable Rise And Tragic Fall Of Lynyrd Skynyrd takes viewers behind the scenes of the band’s incredible career and the plane crash that brought it to a startling end with rare photos, archived footage, and interviews with the people who knew them best.

Then, at 6pE, music legends come together to honor the incomparable Gregg Allman in the 2014 concert event All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman, featuring performances by Eric ChurchRobert RandolphBrantley GilbertDr. JohnVince Gill, and Martina McBride. The night continues at 9pE with the 2016 documentary The Allman Brothers Band: After The Crash, the inspiring story of how the band persevered in the face of great tragedy to become one of rock’s most enduring acts; followed by encore broadcasts of Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans at 11pE, and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman at 1aE.

The block comes to a close at 4aE with an unforgettable episode of The Big Interview, that  finds the late Southern Rock pioneer Gregg Allman sitting down withDan Rather for an exclusive conversation that offers priceless insight into his personal life and GRAMMY-winning career. During the interview, Allman discusses The Allman Brothers Band’s historic success and their performance at the landmark Summer Jam festival, as well as his brother’s tragic death, his sobriety, and how he overcame stage fright, headlined by a soulful rendition of the Allman Brothers staple “Oncoming Traffic.”

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