ALICE IN CHAINS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are among the artists who performed tribute sets at the second annual "VH1 Rock Honors", which was taped last night (Saturday, May 12) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. This year's celebration honors the music and influence of OZZY OSBOURNE, GENESIS, HEART and ZZ TOP.
These honorees performed live, along with additional tribute bands NICKELBACK, GRETCHEN WILSON and KEANE.
Hosted by Bam Margera ("Jackass", "Viva La Bam"), "VH1 Rock Honors" will air on VH1 Thursday, May 24 at 9 p.m Eastern. Presenters include Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Williams, Criss Angel, Taylor Hawkins and more.
All ticket proceeds from the show and post party will benefit VH1 Save The Music.
VH1.com is home to all that rocks with the launch of a dedicated "VH1 Rock Honors" VSPOT channel and site that includes exclusive interviews with this year's honorees, Box Set video compilations, photo galleries, editorial commentary, original VH1 Games and select video clips from the month's on-air rock programming slate. Check it out at Rock.VH1.com.
On May 24, VSPOT will offer an all-access pass to rock fans, as VSPOT host Mark Goodman takes viewers behind the scenes with backstage footage from the show, performer, presenter and honoree interviews and select performances from the show. Sneak peek performances from the show will be made available only on VSPOT during the week of May 21 and an additional exclusive song performed by each honoree will made available only on VSPOT beginning May 24.
VH1 Mobile puts rock music into the palm of fan's hands with one-of-a-kind "VH1 Rock Honors" wallpapers, original ringtones/ringbacks from this year's honorees and performers and must-see video clips from the show.
Last year, VH1's inaugural show honored KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST and was hosted by Jaime Pressly with tribute performances by FOO FIGHTERS, GODSMACK, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, Paul Rodgers, Tommy Lee, Slash, Scott Ian, Gilby Clarke, Rob Zombie and surprise guest Ace Frehley. Making special appearances were Kiefer Sutherland, Gina Gershon, Jaime Kennedy, Natasha Henstridge, Brittany Snow, Jim Breuer and Penn Jillette.