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DirecTV Adds New 'Guitar Center Sessions' Episodes

DirecTV will strum up new episodes of its music series Guitar Center Sessions beginning this Saturday.

The series, which features exclusive performances and conversations from top music acts, will return May 28 with an episode featuring rock band Sum 41, according to company officials. Other upcoming episodes include Peter Frampton, Bad Religion, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Saint Motel, Social Distortion and Blondie.

Guitar Center Sessions airs in 2D on DirecTV's 101 Network and in 3D on the satellite distributor's n3D channel, which is sponsored by Panasonic.

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