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[via press release from Discovery]


(New York, NY) - Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline the previously announced CHOPPER LIVE: THE REVENGE on Tuesday, December 11th at 9pm ET/PT. Lynyrd Skynyrd joins an already extensive list of Discovery talent participating in this major television event, including AMERICAN CHOPPER stars Paul Teutul Senior and Paul Teutul Junior, OUTLAW GARAGE star Jesse James, and FAST 'N LOUD stars Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman.

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem "Sweet Home Alabama" having sold over two million ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to multiple generations. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to build on the legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida with their most recent album, Last of a Dyin' Breed, debuting at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200, making it their highest charting album since 1977. The band will be performing the title track from the new album as well as their hit "Sweet Home Alabama" during the show.

Last year, Paul Jr. beat out his father Paul Sr. and nemesis Jesse James to take the title and the honor of ultimate bike builder when he won Discovery's first ever AMERICAN CHOPPER LIVE. This year, all three are back - plus FAST 'N LOUD stars Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman - to duke it out in an incredible four way bike build-off. In this two-night special, fans will to vote on their favorite bike after seeing the four finished products during our regularly-scheduled AMERICAN CHOPPER on Monday, December 10th at 9pm ET/PT. The following evening at 9:00pm ET/PT, CHOPPER LIVE: THE REVENGE will air from Las Vegas's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for what's sure to be a night that will go down in Discovery history.

AMERICAN CHOPPER is produced for Discovery Channel by Pilgrim Studios. Craig Piligian, Ralph Wikke, Mitch Rosa and Mike Nichols are executive producers for Pilgrim Studios, and Christo Doyle is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.1 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [november 2012]  


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