(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Cyndi Lauper will be the next legendary artist to be honored on "Decades Rock Live" for VH1 Classic and World Productions. The innovative new live concert series features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today's hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. Lauper will be joined by special guests Scott Weiland, Shaggy, Ani DiFranco, The Hooters and Pat Monahan of Train for the November 11 concert at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal.
The only live concert series of its kind, the program is scheduled to premiere on VH1 Classic on November 18 at 8pm. The debut episode, honoring Bonnie Raitt, will include the artist herself as well as Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Keb Mo and Alison Krauss.
The series is taped at Trump Taj Mahal's high definition television studio, The Decades Rock Arena (temporarily renamed from Mark Etess Arena for the duration of the series run), in Atlantic City, NJ. Each one-hour episode will focus on a specific artist. The series will be broadcast in High Definition in 5.1 surround sound and rebroadcast on a premium HD network at a later date.
The series will be produced by Eric Sherman, senior vice president and general manager, VH1 Classic and Barry Summers, executive producer for World Productions. Co-producers are Tisha Fein (Grammy Awards) and Terry Lickona (Austin City Limits). –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner