Dedicated music fans around the world want much more than what is available to them. Enter The Professor Of Rock – featuring the definitive visual history of pop music and compelling stories behind hundreds of the most important songs and albums from the 1950s to the present day, straight from the artist’s mouth.
Featuring the most in-depth artist interviews, with stories behind the biggest songs, Professor Of Rock provides the most intimate insight into the music that changed lives forever. From the most listened to radio song in history, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, to the biggest selling digital rock song of all time, “Don’t Stop Believin’”, every episode is meticulously curated, and presented in a mini-documentary style, in both long and short form content.
Professor Of Rock gives you an inside view of the creative genius of the greatest artists in the history of popular music including Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Journey, Heart, the Byrds, the Animals, Jane’s Addiction, Van Halen, Smashing Pumpkins, Toto, Panic! At the Disco, Train, and many more. It also includes commentary from the songwriters and players who were vital in the musical DNA of icons such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Prince, Janet Jackson, and Madonna. It’s a place where anyone, anywhere, anytime can view and connect with the soundtrack of their lives, while breaking down the barrier between artist and fan.
Created and hosted by Adam Reader, ‘The Professor Of Rock,’ (as The Beach Boys dubbed him), is a passionate super fan with an encyclopedia-like knowledge of popular music. His passion and genuine curiosity is able to uncover the most interesting facets of an artist’s creative process that the world hasn’t seen since the early days of Dick Clark and Casey Kasem. See Adam’s story here.
“A song is literally a time machine that can take us back to the memories we yearn to experience again and again ,” says Reader. “ Songs represent who we are and where we’ve been. This isn’t just programming, nor is it just entertainment – it’s musical anthropology! Each piece of content is part Ted Talk and personal genealogy, mixed with history, spirituality, pop culture and humanity.”
“The Professor’s approach is iconic – his look, his personality, his knowledge and his passion make him uniquely qualified to curate the history of rock and roll,” says Neal Schon, founder/guitarist/songwriter of Journey. “He doesn’t tell the tired, scandalous, critic’s version of it, he’s the voice of the people, the fans. I see this as the future in preserving the true art in music, conserving the history for the coming generation to experience visually.”
Grammy-Award-winning artist, Kenny Loggins adds: “The Professor will gradually be seen as the rock n’ roll scholar and authority of our era. He seems to know everything about everyone. But even better than that, when he does an interview he actually listens to the answers. It’s like having a conversation with your best friend. I look forward to the evolution of the Professor Of Rock.”
Peter Katsis, partner at Deckstar Artist Management who manages artists such as Jane’s Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins and Culture Club says, “I know that all my artists are tired of the ‘click bait’ type of content we are all asked to be part of these days. It feels like a breath of fresh air to be involved with folks that really care about music, and stand truly committed to telling the real stories. That’s what the Professor Of Rock programming is all about.”
Music is truly the universal language, and Professor Of Rock is the destination that invites everyone into that conversation. Check out a promo here.
Professor Of Rock is available exclusively on Vudu, with new episodes to be released every week.
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