HBO to Launch New Music Series

HBO is giving viewers an advance look at its new music series Off the Record with host Dave Stewart on November 24 with an episode featuring Bono and The Edge from U2.

Featuring top music stars from a wide range of genres in intimate conversations, the series will kick off its regular run in January. Each edition of the new series will be shot before an audience of fellow musicians and fans, and spotlight performers from the worlds of rap, rock, soul, folk, punk, country and blues. Artists will discuss the songs and performers who influenced them, as well as explain their own work. Episodes will also feature music videos, concert footage and even home movies.

Host Dave Stewart is one-half of the Eurythmics, along with Annie Lennox. One of the show’s executive producers is Jimmy Iovine, who is chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. Executive producer Howard Klein is an executive producer of The Office and was an executive producer of HBO’s Carnivale. Executive producer Jonathan Prince was the creator and an executive producer of the series American Dreams.