Celebrating 35 Years With a Permanent Tribute to MTV History

by Stuart Winchester, Viacom

MTV is busting out the time machine.

You can start your day with a Rock Block, maybe a little Guns N Roses and Metallica mixed in with some U2 and Limp Bizkit. Transition into some ‘80s Rewind with The B-52s, Belinda Carlisle and The Pointer Sisters. Then maybe catch a couple classic films (Ghostbusters 2 or Revenge of the Nerds sound appealing)? Late night, you can catch some Beavis & Butt-Head and Daria, before the really late night rocks out with Metal Evolution and Headbangers Ball.

If that sounds like some sort of fantasy quest into the 1980s and 90s, it is. And it’s what MTV Classic – formerly VH1 Classic – is set up to deliver. Every. Single. Day. Aeon Flux will be back. So will MTV Unplugged, Run’s House (the net detours joyously into the early 2000s), Pimp My Ride, Cribs, Jackass, Punk’d, TRL, Road Rules, The Real World … basically everything that you think of when you flash back to those living rooms of your youth. Flatscreens and high definition and even the internet were still very far off when a lot of these first ran, but the stuff on the screen stuck with you forever. And now it’s back.

The net launched at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, with a replay of MTV’s first hour of programming in 1981.

Here’s a little preview of what you can expect as MTV Classic ramps up:

 

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