Next month will see CBS ‘All Access’ rebranded as Paramount+ and along with the name change will be a slew of new musical content. At a press conference on Wednesday, the platform announced that it will become a home for reboots of classic MTV and VH1 content.
The leading light for the updated format will be a docu-series starring Dave Grohl and his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl. The series is structured around a book that Virginia published back in 2017 called From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mother Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars.
The novel saw Virginia Grohl turn investigative journalist and interview a plethora of musical mothers in order to document the trials and tribulations of raising a rockstar. The six-part series will further explore those relationships, as Dave Grohl tags along with his mother as she conducts her interviews.
Also returning are classic VH1 shows like Behind the Music as well as very exciting MTV Unplugged sessions. Whilst they may not be imminent the nostalgia-fest is already steadily bubbling away for excited fans.
Yo! MTV Raps is also set to make a return 33 years after the legendry hip-hop series first aired. From these early stages, it would seem like the streaming service is simply relaunching all of the best music TV shows in history, which is certainly something to be eagerly awaited.
The Paramount+ platform is set to go live on the 4th of March, but the programming schedule is still yet to be revealed.
You can check out Nirvana’s iconic David Bowie cover for their MTV Unplugged performance, below.