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Fuse Raises Roof On Foo Fighters Concert

Foo Fighters next week will mark their first-ever show at Madison Square Garden. And for those who can’t be there, Fuse will present the performance the same night in high-definition and commercial-free.

The concert special, Fuse Rocks the Garden: Foo Fighters, is scheduled for Feb. 19 at 11 p.m. (ET) The sold-out show marks the first collaboration between Fuse and the “world’s most famous arena” since the network became a division of Madison Square Garden, L.P., which is owned by Cablevision Systems Corp.

In addition to the concert show, Fuse will introduce three other shows next week. Leading into the edited version of the Foo Fighters show at 10 p.m. is 10 Great Reasons in which guilty musical pleasures, whether a love of hair metal or an affinity for songs by pop princesses, are explored. Fuse has ordered eight, 30-minute installments.

Debuting Feb. 21 at 10 p.m., Live Through This tells the stories about musicians who chased things to the edge and then mounted comebacks. First up: Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and his walk and death. A half-dozen, 30-minute installments are on tap.

Talking Metal is a way for devotees to get their genre fill Fridays at midnight. Bred from  podcasts on iTunes, the show is hosted by ultimate metal geeks Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy and features exclusive interviews and field packages. Follow the hosts as they rock out with members of Guns N’ Roses, get tangled up with Slayer’s Kerry King’s (Slayer) snakes, and strum chords with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine. The first of six episodes debuts Feb. 22.

“A passion for music is at the heart of Fuse,” said Fuse president Eric Sherman in a statement. “Fuse is tapping into viewers’ passion for music by providing both original long-form programming and music specials that appeal to every fan. From close brushes with death to concerts from the world’s most famous arena, viewers will find a variety of new music programming on Fuse.”