Monday, July 13, 2009

TRIBUTE TO STEVIE NICKS - SERIES PREMIERE LOGO NETWORK

Logo Launches 'NewNowNext Icons' Honoring Timeless Music Legends With a Tribute to Stevie Nicks

"NewNowNext Icons" Joins the "NewNowNext Music" Franchise with Its Premiere Featuring Grammy Award-Winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Stevie Nicks

"NewNowNext Icons: Stevie Nicks" Will Air on Logo July 19, 2009 at 12 AM Midnight ET/PT and LOGOonline.com

NEW YORK, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, announced today the launch of a new series of specials, "NewNowNext Icons," focusing on the timeless music legends that have reached icon status in the eyes of the LGBT community and the greater world of pop culture. The special premieres with an intimate interview by award-winning music artist and visionary Stevie Nicks airing July 19 at 12 AM Midnight ET/PT and LOGOonline.com.

In the premiere of this half-hour special, "NewNowNext Icons," Stevie Nicks discusses various aspects of her career as a solo artist and part of legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac. Nicks also opens up about her own inspirations, future projects and her thoughts on why the LGBT community has embraced her music and persona. Throughout the special, hit music videos including "Landslide," "Gypsy" and "Stand Back" will be featured demonstrating her impact in music and popular culture. Dubbed the "reigning queen of Rock and Roll" by Rolling Stone Magazine, Nicks recently released her "Live in Chicago" DVD celebrating her first live recorded performance since 1985, as well as the recent release of her new CD "The Soundstage Sessions." Along with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie has produced over forty Top 50 hits and has sold nearly 120 million albums.

The newest show in the "NewNowNext" family takes on these legends with hosted spots, music videos, and archival footage including rarely seen interviews from the MTV and VH1 vaults. "NewNowNext Icons" brings the "NewNowNext" franchise to full circle. As modern up-and-coming artists on Logo's "NewNowNext Music" and "NewNowNext Pop Lab" attribute their inspiration to pop culture icons, "NewNowNext Icons" offers an intimate and unique point of view from the icons themselves on why their legendary status is synonymous with their work and persona. Past hosts of "NewNowNext Music" and "NewNowNext Pop Lab" including Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Lilly Allen, Lady GaGa, Del Marquis of "Scissor Sisters," La Roux and Fischerspooner represent the upcoming icons of tomorrow. "NewNowNext Icons" will consist of a series of specials premiering throughout the year highlighting the rare few that have reached such superstardom as headliners such as Stevie Nicks.

"NewNowNext Icons: Stevie Nicks" will premiere July 19 at 12 AM ET/PT and LOGOonline.com. For more information about "NewNowNext Icons", go to LOGOonline.com and NewNowNext.com.

ABOUT LOGO

Logo is the world's leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment gay and lesbian-themed network, from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in more than 39 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LOGOonline.com, TripOutGayTravel.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, 365gay.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com. Logo's content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.

ABOUT MTV NETWORKS

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.

CONTACT:
Michael Barrett
212-654-3060
michael.barrett@logostaff.com

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