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 News Rock 21/05/2008

'NOW That's What I Call Classic Rock!' To Be Released On June 3, 2008

HOLLYWOOD, CA. (Top40 Charts/ EMI Music/ Sony BMG Music Entertainment/ Universal Music Group) - The world's best selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music! is back with a new CD and digital release presenting classic rock's top artists and hits in one spectacular package. NOW That's What I Call Classic Rock!, to be released June 3, features 20 smash hits from The Who, Jimi Hendrix Experience, David Bowie, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Queen, Rush, George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Foreigner, Styx, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Heart and many more. VH1 Classic will co-promote the NOW That's What I Call Classic Rock! release with premiere of "VH1 Classic Presents: NOW Classic Rock" on May 31 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

NOW That's What I Call Classic Rock! is packed with huge genre-defining hits that steered rock music's evolution from the late '60s through the early '80s, including The Who's "My Generation," Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Fire," Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising," Boston's "More Than A Feeling," Foreigner's "Cold As Ice," Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band," Queen's "We Will Rock You," Heart's "Barracuda," Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water," George Thorogood and The Destroyers' "Bad To The Bone" and several other legendary smash hits.

In conjunction with the new release, VH1 Classic will premiere "VH1 Classic Presents: NOW Classic Rock," a one-hour special hosted by Mark Goodman, on May 31 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The special will feature videos for several songs from the NOW release, including Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," Kansas' "Carry On My Wayward Son," Boston's "More Than A Feeling," Heart's "Barracuda," George Thorogood and The Destroyers' "Bad To The Bone," David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel," Cheap Trick's "Surrender," Queen's "We Will Rock You," and Kiss' "Rock And Roll All Nite."

NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol 28, also in stores on June 3, presents 20 of today's huge chart-topping songs from top pop, R&B and country artists, including Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne featuring Static Major, Chris Brown, John Mayer, Trace Adkins, Daughtry and many others in one must-have release.

The NOW That's What I Call Music! series is a compilation joint venture from EMI Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and the Zomba Label Group. The series debuted in the United States in 1998 after the NOW brand had become an enormous, multi-platinum international success for nearly 20 years. To date, the NOW series has generated sales of over 200 million albums worldwide, and has sold over 67 million copies in the United States since its debut, remaining the only non-soundtrack, multi-artist series to reach No 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the '60s, '70s, '80s and the early '90s, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Madonna and many more. Learn more at

NOW That's What I Call Classic Rock! (CD & digital album):
1. We Will Rock You - Queen
2. Barracuda - Heart
3. Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood and The Destroyers
4. Spirit Of The Radio - Rush
5. My Generation - The Who
6. Fire - Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. More Than A Feeling - Boston
8. Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas
9. Renegade - Styx
10. Cold As Ice - Foreigner
11. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
12. We're An American Band Grand Funk Railroad
13. Mississippi Queen - Mountain
14. Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
15. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
16. The Joker - Steve Miller Band
17. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
18. Surrender - Cheap Trick
19. Show Me The Way (live) - Peter Frampton
20. Rock And Roll All Nite (live) - Kiss

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