Long live this awesome project

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You didn’t have to do it, but you did. You stepped up to the plate to help The 120 Minutes Archive, this thing that I’ve been running for the past 11 years, live to see another day. Thanks to you, the project is now funded through 2015.

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Lou Reed: Take no prisoners

Lou Reed

The great Lou Reed has died at 71. The 120 Minutes Archive remembers him the best way we know how, by looking back at his stint hosting an early episode of MTV’s 120 Minutes in 1986. Join us by watching these video clips from the show.

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Date set for 120 Minutes premiere

Logo: MTV2's 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield

It’s official: 120 Minutes is coming back on MTV2, and this time, the name of the series is 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield. The resurrected series will premiere very late (1 a.m.) the night of Saturday, July 30, and will also be available online. Here’s the full text of the press release as published on the MTV Press website.

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120 Minutes to debut in July

Matt Pinfield at Bonnaroo Music Festival

MTV’s recently resurrected alternative music series, 120 Minutes, is tentatively set to premiere on MTV2 the last Saturday night in July, according to returning host Matt Pinfield. In an interview at Bonnaroo Music Festival with The Weekly Feed, the podcast from Louisville’s WFPK radio station, Pinfield talked about the process that brought back 120 Minutes and what to expect when the show premieres.

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MTV brings back 120 Minutes

Matt Pinfield

MTV announced it will resurrect the legendary alternative music video series, 120 Minutes, and bring back its most recognizable host, Matt Pinfield, for another run. The series that originally ran on MTV from 1986 to 2000 and on MTV2 from 2001 to 2003 will return later this year to MTV2 as a special monthly program hosted by Matt Pinfield. It will be joined by a new weekly web feature, 120 Seconds.

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The archive meets social media

Message boards and blog comments are so Web 1.0. It’s time The 120 Minutes Archive got with the times, so we’ve integrated Twitter throughout the site. Plus, we’ve published some updates to the archive and a new cover story.

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More adds and loose ends

Believe it or not, we’re still alive! There’s not very much to add to The 120 Minutes Archive right now, but we have some corrections and one additional classic episode. In this latest update, we also talk about the current state of MTV and its sister channels, and how you can stay on top of new music.

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Another year, another update

Well, here we are, it’s 2009, and The 120 Minutes Archive is still alive and kickin’. We welcome in the new year with an amazing 17 new episodes into the vault, our largest update in a long time. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

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The ghost of MTV2 lingers on

It’s been over a year since Jim Shearer (or anyone) has hosted the show, but we’ve learned some sort of program named Subterranean is still airing on MTV2. What does the ghost of Subterranean look like these days? Plus, a new cover story and some other odds and ends at The 120 Minutes Archive.

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Summer gold, new and old

On this Memorial Day, 2008, we unofficially welcome the summer and take a look at some of the season’s best new music according to us, including Santogold, as you can see over there. Also, we made a pretty big deal about Pitchfork.tv a few months ago, so we’ll see if the service has lived up to the hype. Plus, it just wouldn’t be an update without a new batch of 120 Minutes playlists.

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