Former host Matt Pinfield returns — only it’s now on MTV2
Hey, man, is that alternative rock? Well, turn it up, dude!
New episodes of "120 Minutes," the seminal weekly celebration of so-called "post-modern" music that MTV launched in 1986 and cancelled in 2003, will return to MTV2 starting Saturday, July 30, at 1 a.m. ET (10 p.m. PT), the network announced Thursday.
New York–area radio personality Matt Pinfield, who hosted "120 Minutes" from 1995 to '99, will return to steer the monthly program, which will air in the same time slot on the last Saturday of every month. In fact, the show will now be called "120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield."
While exploring undersung bands will still be the focus of the series, Pinfield said in a press release that he will "now be expanding outside the alternative-music universe to feature a myriad of emerging artists and sounds from a variety of genres."
Translation: Expect to hear some hip-hop.
The debut episode will feature interviews with musicians Dave Grohl, PJ Harvey, Danger Mouse, Kings of Leon, Das Racist, Sleigh Bells, Lupe Fiasco, Black Angels, Theophilus London and Fitz and the Tantrums.
For reasons yet unclear, "Garden State" actor/director Zach Braff is also involved, so you might want to prepare yourself for hearing the following words: "The Shins — you gotta hear this one song, it'll change your life, I swear."
If you somehow can't figure it out from the title, each episode of "120 Minutes" is two hours long.
This news also provides us with the opportunity to post a video of Morrissey performing on the show. Thank you, MTV.