"RAIDERS OF ROCK" SEEK HISTORICAL MUSIC MEMORABILIA WHEN THE ALL-NEW SERIES PREMIERES TUESDAY, APRIL 1 ON CMT
NASHVILLE - March 20, 2014 - One man's trash is two guys' treasures when RAIDERS OF ROCK premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, April 1 at midnight ET/PT on CMT. In this 10-episode series, collectors Robert Reynolds and Stephen Shutts not only track down some of music history's most personal and valuable items, but also hunt through local flea markets, attics and garage sales in search of music's most treasured finds.
From a 1960s trike owned by Elvis Presley to the last of the notorious Pink Floyd inflatable flying pigs in existence, along with items from such artists as Nirvana, the Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses and Led Zeppelin, each episode embarks upon a fun, light-hearted and often unexpected quest with the RAIDERS OF ROCK experts as they travel to different U.S. cities in search of music memorabilia.
In the first episode of RAIDERS OF ROCK, a KISS fanatic wows the guys with his over-the-top collection, and Rockology customers surprise the guys on many levels with Taylor Swift, R.E.M. and Michael Jackson pieces that may be too big to pass up. In the second episode, immediately following at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT, the guys get a lead on a trike that may have been ordered by Elvis Presley, and also visit a local prop warehouse and find some concert set pieces from recent tours of such artists as Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts.
RAIDERS OF ROCK is produced by Tom Forrest and Thom Oliphant for Taillight TV, with Jayson Dinsmore and Julia Silverton serving as executive producers for CMT.
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