Fuse, The Boss and Bonnaroo

Wanna watch clips of Springsteen’s performance on your TV? How about Nine Inch Nails, Phish and Beastie Boys? Just set your remote on Fuse and let the cable music channel do the rest.

As Bonnaroo’s exclusive television partner, Fuse is providing extensive coverage of the festival taking place just outside Manchester, Tenn., this weekend. Along with performance footage, Fuse is also bringing viewers backstage interviews, music documentaries on Bonnaroo artists and highlights from last year’s festival.

Fuse is also presenting a festival wrap-up bringing you all the highlights of this year’s festival. Called “Fuse Fest: Bonnaroo 2009,” look for it to air the Saturday following the festival – June 20 – at 9 p.m. (All times Eastern Daylight).

Plus, with Springsteen and E Street playing this year’s Bonnaroo, Fuse is loading up on Bruce content, including an airing of “Live In New York,” the video record of the band’s Madison Square Garden multi-night stand in 2000 which capped the successful E Street reunion tour. Look for it airing tonight from 8 to 10 p.m.

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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band rock New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Immediately following Springsteen tearing up MSG Fuse will air “Making of Working On A Dream,” a half-hour behind-the-scenes look at Springsteen’s latest album, including in-studio footage, never-before-heard demos and early versions of Springsteen / E Street songs. Showtime is 10:00 p.m. tonight.

On Monday, June 15 Fuse serves up a special edition of its “No. 1 Countdown” program. “No. 1 Countdown: Bonnaroo All Stars” begins at 4 p.m. and features past and present Bonnaroo artists.

Those of you remembering Bonnaroo’s past will want to be in front of your televisions Monday at 6 p.m. for “Fuse Fest: Bonnaroo 2008.” The show’s title says it all – highlights of last year’s ‘Roo including performances by Metallica, Jack Johnson, Pearl Jam, The Raconteurs and Mastodon.

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Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, Tenn.

Following the look back at last year’s Bonnaroo Fuse is presenting “Beastie Boys: Awesome, I Shot That,” a compilation of fan-shot video of the boy’s October 9, 2004 concert at Madison Square Garden.

But wait, there’s more.

There’s special online content at Fuse.tv, such as free downloadable music from this year’s Bonnaroo bands and videos from last year’s festival. And if online isn’t your preferred electronic venue for music, Fuse will also pump plenty of Bonnaroo performances through its OnDemand outlet.

Speaking of online, this year’s Bonnaroo will include the Fuse Barn, the area located in the middle of Centeroo where festival-goers can check e-mail, recharge cell phones, play music-themed games, or just chill in the shade.

“Fuse is thrilled to return to Bonnaroo as the exclusive television partner,” said Dave Weier, the cable channel’s VP of programming. “We will provide unprecedented Bonnaroo access across multiple platforms, including on-air, online and OnDemand, to provide viewers with a comprehensive festival experience.”

For more information, please click here for the Fuse.tv Web site.