Iconic Music Series Continues with the Launch of 'Unplugged: Train' on VH1.com August 12th

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August 4th, 2010

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Iconic Music Series Continues with the Launch of Unplugged: Train on VH1.com August 12th

Premieres on VH1 September 17th at 11PM* and Palladia September 18th at 9PM*

NEW YORK, Aug. 4  -- Grammy Award-winning group Train is the latest to join the roster of VH1's iconic series, Unplugged. "Unplugged: Train" launches on VH1.com on August 12th with exclusive interviews from the group, a Starburst contradiction "fun" cover, and an intimate performance including acoustic versions of some of the group's smash hits from their latest album, Save Me San Francisco, including "Hey, Soul Sister," "If It's Love," "Marry Me," and their sophomore hit "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)." Unplugged: Train will air on VH1 "Friday Night Alright" on Friday, September 17th at 11PM* and on Palladia Saturday, September 18th at 9PM*.

Train (Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, and Scott Underwood) have been an unstoppable tour de force since their 1998 debut. Train has had many albums starting in 2001 with their multiplatinum LP, Drops of Jupiter, followed by the 2003 album My Private Nation and their current album, Save Me, San Francisco. Throughout their career, they have had multiple chart topping singles including: "Meet Virginia," "Calling All Angels," and "Hey, Soul Sister," to name a few. For more information please go to: www.trainline.com.

Starburst continues the line-up as the exclusive partner for VH1's Unplugged. Starburst will continue to sponsor their campaign "Contradictions in Music" with performers covering songs by other artists during their Unplugged sessions. The brand will be featured alongside each episode on CMT.com, MTV.com and VH1.com.

New episodes will launch over the next several months on Unplugged.CMT.com , Unplugged.MTV.com  and/or Unplugged.VH1.com. In addition to each episode living online, one performance from each episode will be added to the music video rotation on each linear network.

Over the years the award-winning "Unplugged" series has welcomed artists and bands including Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, REM, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam and Nirvana. For archived performances from these and many other artists visit www.MTVMusic.com.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 95 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

Palladia, MTV Networks' high-definition music channel, launched in January 2006 and features original music-based programming for a variety of music genres, including hip hop, rock, country, pop, reggaeton, soul and more, as well as HDTV acquisitions and original content from MTV Networks Music Group's MTV, VH1, and CMT family of services.  The channel has grown to 28 million households and is available on major U.S. carriers including Comcast, Cox, Verizon FiOS, Time Warner, Dish, DIRECTV, Charter, AT&T u-Verse and Insight.

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