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Guitar Center Sessions Updates on New Episodes Featuring The Smashing Pumpkins, Goo Goo Dolls, OneRepublic and Talib Kweli

May 14, 2013

YellowBrix

Guitar Center Sessions announced it returns this May on DirecTV with ten new episodes from the live performance and interview television series, and also marks the show's 50th episode.

According to a release, the up-coming episodes spotlight a diverse range of notably influential artists including The Smashing Pumpkins, Goo Goo Dolls, OneRepublic, Fitz & The Tantrums, Talib Kweli and more, providing music content for music fans of all types. The first episode will air on Friday, May 17, at 9 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT exclusively on DIRECTV's Audience Network (channel 239).

Guitar Center Sessions showcases exclusive live performances by noteworthy artists captured in hi-definition at Guitar Center's Hollywood location. Each episode also features interviews conducted by music journalist and taste maker Nic Harcourt, offering a behind the scenes view into the careers of music icons and the inspirations behind their music.

"Today, more than ever before, any artist, established or up and coming, is working within a new convoluted paradigm full of challenges," said show host Nic Harcourt. "The new episodes of Guitar Center Sessions feature a truly diverse group of artists, all sharing the ups and downs of their careers in the interviews and delivering blistering performances on stage."

"We are incredibly proud of what we have accomplished in just 50 episodes of this series, and will continue to strive to provide music fans with enticing content that they can't find anywhere else," said Dustin Hinz, Director of Music Marketing and Artist Relations for Guitar Center. "With such limited quality music programming available, Guitar Center Sessions aims to provide musicians with a world-class television platform that exposes their music to the masses, while nourishing and inspiring music enthusiasts and fans across the globe."

More information:

www.guitarcenter.com

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