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[08/18/10 - 07:10 AM]
VH1 Classic Brings the Heat This September
Upcoming events include "Back To School" Weekend, "RUSH Hashanah" and "VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time."

[via press release from VH1]

VH1 Classic Brings the Heat This September

VH1 Classic Celebrates the Jewish New Year with 'RUSH Hashanah' September 8 @ 7 PM* and 'Back to School' Labor Day Weekend

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 -- As summer comes to an end, VH1 Classic turns up the heat giving viewers 24-hours of RUSH for "RUSH Hashanah," a Labor Day weekend of "Back to School" classics hosted by Carrie Keagan and "VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time" countdown.

"Back To School" Weekend begins Saturday, September 4 @ 1 PM*

Getting ready for the school year will be a little easier this Labor Day weekend with a full schedule of your favorite movies and music on VH1 Classic beginning Saturday, September 4 at 1 PM*. Carrie Keagan hosts this weekend dedicated to "Back To School" with movie classics "Footloose" (Kevin Bacon) and "Back to School" (Rodney Dangerfield). Then, rock out to your favorite classic videos with the premiere of "Back To School Video Countdown" and a countdown of the "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs" and "100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s."

Full schedule below:

* "100 Greatest hard Rock Songs" airs Saturday @ 1 PM

* "Back To School Video Countdown" premieres Saturday @ 6 PM

* "Footloose" airs Saturday, September 4 @ 8 PM

* "100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s" airs Sunday @ 3 PM

* "Back To School" airs Sunday @ 8 PM

"RUSH Hashanah" begins Wednesday, September 8 @ 7 PM*

When sundown hits, RUSH comes out to play this Rosh Hashanah. VH1 Classic celebrates the Jewish New Year with "RUSH Hashanah" starting at sundown on Wednesday, September 8 at 7 PM* for 24-hours straight. Tune in to the award-winning VH1 Rock Doc "RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage," for an up close and personal look at the Canadian musicians and jam to their "RUSH In Rio" concert. Take an in-depth look at Classic Albums "2112" and "Moving Pictures" premiering at 9:30 PM ET/PT and get even more RUSH when "That Metal Show" hosts Eddie, Don and Jim sit down with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

"VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time" begins Monday, September 20 @ 8PM*

It's the definitive countdown of music--from rock to pop to rap to metal. This 5-hour special will rank the biggest of the big: Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Madonna, Jay Z, Led Zeppelin, Beyonce and The Rolling Stones are just some of the names being considered to be named the "Greatest Artist of All Time." Who better to crown number one than VH1? Determined by a poll of musicians and music experts, the series will premiere over four consecutive nights at 8PM. The countdown will include special, rarely-seen performance footage along with brand new, totally original interviews with music's most famous faces. For decades there have been countless arguments about the greatest artists ever. Now VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of All-Time" is out to settle them for once and for all.

Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90s including The Beatles, The Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Madonna and many more. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.

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