via press release:
MTV2’S 120 Minutes With Matt Pinfield Returns Saturday, August 27th
with Liam Gallagher, Arcade Fire, Death Cab for Cutie, Mumford and Sons, Big Boi, Donald Glover and More
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NEW YORK, NY – (August 25, 2011) – MTV2’s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield, the re-invention of MTV’s prolific music series, will air a new episode on Saturday, August 27th at 1 AM ET/ PT (check local listings), featuring exclusive interviews with Beady Eye (featuring Liam Gallagher), The Kills, Emily’s Army, The Cool Kids, Arcade Fire, Big Boi, Death Cab for Cutie, Mumford and Sons, Donald Glover, as well as surf rock band Wavves and Atmosphere.
Fans will also see music videos from Sleeper Agent, Bjork, Best Coast, Foster the People, Warpaint, Yuna and more. Matt Pinfield, 120 Minutes’ most beloved and respected host, returns to provide music fans with an unfiltered look at today’s hottest alternative and indie artists, as well as emerging artists spanning multiple genres including hip-hop and rock through exclusive interviews and music videos.
New episodes of MTV2’s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield will air the last Saturday of every month at 1 AM ET/ 10pm PT and will be available online at 120.MTV2.com. In addition, music fans will be treated to a 120 Seconds, the web companion series, exclusively on MTV’s newly launched pure music website, MTV Hive, as well as bonus footage from the new episode, as well as great moments and performances from many classic 120 Minutes episodes.
About Matt Pinfield
Critically acclaimed music personality and host, Matt Pinfield, started his career working as an on-air talent and Music Director at WRSU-FM, the official radio station of Rutgers University. In a ten year stint that began in 1984 as a radio DJ on WHTG-FM 106.3, the Jersey shore alternative rock radio station, Matt received the Gavin Award in 1992 and 1993 for National Commercial Alternative Music Director of the Year. Pinfield then kicked off his television career hosting MTV’s 120 Minutes in 1995, joined the MTV Music and Talent department and hosted a variety of MTV shows and over 100 MTV specials during his time at MTV. In 2001, Matt became Vice President of A & R and Artist Development for Columbia Records, signing and overseeing the making of albums by many gold and platinum acts. In 2005, Matt was asked by The Rolling Stones to host their international radio interview for Premiere networks that featured all four band members interviewed together for the first time in over 35 years. In 2006, Pinfield returned to Television as host of VH1’s VSpot Top 20 Countdown, HDNet‘s Soundoff with Matt Pinfield as well as co-starring as himself on Nickelodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band. Beginning in 2008, Pinfield took over as morning drive DJ on New York radio station WRXP 101.9 FM and was honored that same year at the Rock and Roll hall Of Fame in Cleveland where he spoke about his history and accomplishments in the music industry.
MTV2 is a man’s best friend, available in nearly 80 million homes and with the highest concentration of males 12-24 and 12-34 on TV today. A vibrant mix of music, lifestyle and action sports programming, MTV2 has reflected the habits and behavior of young people since its launch in 1996. MTV2 is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About MTV Hive:
MTV Hive, www.mtvhive.com, is MTV’s newly launched standalone pure music destination curated for passionate music fans whose deep connection to the music has no boundaries. Hive takes fans onstage, backstage and offstage – and closer to their favorite artists – via exclusive and original editorial, interviews, videos, mp3s, innovative products, live concerts and beyond. Hive, quite simply, is an immersive, deep and boundless celebration of music. MTV Hive is part of MTV Music Group’s network of sites including MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com.