Nirvana, Alice In Chains, & Oasis To Kickstart ‘MTV Classic’ Channel


As reported yesterday, Monday will see the rebranding of VH1 Classic as “MTV Classic”, a network dedicated to airing content from the golden years of MTV, including Unplugged, Beavis and Butthead, Daria, and Total Request Live.

Taken from Time Warner Cable’s schedule for the first day of the new network, you can expect to see a 90’s-heavy first day of programming following the “MTV Hour One” special at noon (all times EST). Want to have some extra fun while watching? Get started with mobile bingo.

12:00 – MTV Hour One

1:00 – The TRL Decade

2:00 – Nirvana Unplugged

3:00 – Erykah Badu Unplugged

3:30 – Bob Dylan Unplugged

4:30 – Neil Young Unplugged

5:00 – Aerosmith Unplugged

5:30 – Oasis Unplugged

6:30 – The Cure Unplugged

7:00 – R.E.M. Unplugged

8:00 – Alice in Chains Unplugged

9:00 – Nirvana Unplugged

10:00/10:30 – Daria

11:00/11:30 – Beavis and Butt-head

12:00/12:30 – Aeon Flux

In addition, “Classic Videos” will air in the A.M. on what appears to be a daily (or semi-daily) basis, and there will be a programming block titled “90’s Nation”.

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  • Ishmael

    The golden years, truly.

    • Wam Meesly

      VH1 Classic, check your channel line up.

    • Toad Wallop

      You can watch any of the things on that list right know, without dozens of bullshit commercials. You are on the internet, unless you only have it on your phone, or have really shitty internet speeds.

  • Hwang Sunghyeop

    Very thanks. It was truly Rock N Roll.

  • Wam Meesly

    This is incredible! Also this is the first I am hearing of it. The concept is great, everyone, from artists to network executives will make money from this, but why did it take so long to happen? And I am excited to see the daily programming, for the first day I either will be unable, or do not have any interest in half of what I see, sort of makes me question who the target audience is for this schedule.

  • Felonious Punk

    “MTV Classic”

    Are you fucking kidding me with this shit? It’s bad enough there’s a need for an “MTV Classic” channel to begin with, but immediately jumping the shark by including TRL — the NADIR of MTV as it was known — is inexcusable.

    Fuck MTV, Viacom, Clear Channel and every other pussy involved with this. Burn in hell, you cunts.

    • nomad

      They’re just cashing in on 90’s nostalgia, which is popular right now. I doubt it will last. In time, it will be replaced by their usual terrible dating reality shows, etc.

      • Felonious Punk


        In a few weeks, one of the Clear Channel think tanks will decide for everyone that Teen Mom definitely constituted MTV Classic and that’s all you’ll see

        What a fucking joke.

    • Beefcake

      Tell us how you really feel mate and don’t hold back this time ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Bram

    Very cool concept. If only they played some videos from today’s rock bands

  • Beefcake

    Do you mates hear that? If you listen closely, it sounds like a massive go of back peddling, quickly followed by -SMACK- into a brick wall with the inclusion of TRL. All the important shite they’re shoveling (unplugged, etc.) can easily be downloaded – I mean borrowed – from the Internet.

    • Felonious Punk

      Exactly, mate. These fucking idiots are about eight years too late now that you can find virtually any music video your heart could desire on YouTube or Vevo, make your own playlists, contribute a shitty comment below the vid, etc.

      Internet > MTV

      It’s really not that hard to see..

      • Beefcake

        I take it one step further and rip videos from YouTube with a nifty little program named YouTube-DL ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Felonious Punk

          Oh shit, you do that too? ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Toad Wallop

        Cable? What!? You guys hit the nail on the head. I have absolutely no need for cable television. I work nights, and the nights the shows I like are on cable, I just come home and hit Pirate Bay. Somebody already has it taken from their DVR, edited of commercials, and made into a torrent. If it’s not there, I start up my Kodi media center, and stream it from there. Though you do have to know how to add the source to the media center, but you only need to do that once. Internet killed cable a few years ago.

        • Felonious Punk

          lol same here

          I always go straight for the Australian uploaders. They’re usually spot on about uploading stuff the moment it’s done airing. I was watching this past season of Game of Thrones hours before anybody in the U.S. was getting it ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Toad Wallop

            I’m pretty sure in another 25 years, everything will just be on the internet, and cable won’t be an option. I stopped using cable altogether in 2010 or 11, somewhere in there. It wasn’t really ready 10 years ago, but the net has expanded a lot since then.

  • Chris ruiz

    Why only 90’$ there’s alot ov good rock from 2000’$ too……ya better have some fucking metal music too. And I’m not talking like bullshit that metal show ….. Frontiers Records nuclearblast records century media have a bunch of cool bands. Ya gotta think outta the 90’s box.

  • This is cray cray

    What about Headbangers?. That was an awesome show !

  • Mike

    That will be great. Really though it’s not the whole 90’s but just ’90 to ’95. And really more like ’85-’95. But my point is that the first half of the nineties and the second half are two distinct eras, the latter being the beginning of the crap era of culture that we’re still in.