Thursday, September 6, 2012
ESPN, Rolling Stones team up for 'MNF'
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones have teamed up with ESPN for "Monday Night Football."
ESPN will commemorate the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary on Monday nights throughout the NFL season with "Legend to Legend," a unique collaboration with the Universal Music Group that will combine "Monday Night Football" highlights with classic tracks from the legendary band featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.
ESPN is licensing 16 Rolling Stones tracks, spanning four decades, from the early 1970s release of "Exile on Main St." through the mid-2000's "A Bigger Bang." The songs will be a mix of popular hits and deep cuts, including "It’s Only Rock ’n Roll," "Hot Stuff" and "One Hit (To the Body)." Four songs will be selected per month and will be used for four weeks at a time on ESPN’s "Monday Night Countdown" pregame show (6:30 p.m. ET), in teases within the "Monday Night Football" game telecast (8:30 p.m. ET), and in a postgame highlight segment on "SportsCenter."
"Legend to Legend" will debut Sept. 10, when ESPN kicks off the 43rd season of "Monday Night Football" with two games at a special time: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens (7 p.m. ET) and San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders (10:15 p.m. ET).