MTV Exhumes '120 Minutes'
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:59:59
MTV is resurrecting the alt rock program 120 Minutes, which will return to MTV2 as an on-air monthly show beginning later this year. Original host Matt Pinfield will also return, in a true blast from the past. The show also have an web component, which will be a weekly online show, called 120 Seconds, beginning this morning, March 18th, on MTV Hive, which is viewable here. MTV Hive is the new pure music play, experience and online destination for music fans. WRXP/New York radio personality Pinfield will host both the new on-air and online versions of the show, which he hosted at its inception in 1995.
"I've always loved working with MTV and its passionate staff. I am elated and proud to be part of bringing back one of the most influential and longest running music shows in the network's history," stated Pinfield. "Everywhere I go, people from all over the world-talk about how much 120 Minutes shaped their musical tastes and how much they missed it. The show helped expose, and ultimately, break new artists. MTV's historical role in breaking artists of all genres can never be underestimated. I'm looking forward to the exciting present and future of 120 Minutes and 120 Seconds!"
Did you watch the original 120 Minutes? Are you stoked for its return to the airwaves and its intro into the web space?