120 Minutes returning to MTV with original host Matt Pinfield

I recently tweeted that I wished MTV would play more indie music like that of the Woodies on mtvU. Even though I doubt my request was heard by any decision makers, I have some great news to report for music lovers, The network know more for Jersey Shore and Teen Mom as of late will be adding 120 Minutes back to the lineup. Keep reading for all the details!
The news comes from Entertainment Weekly (via ShockYa). Not only will the classic indie-alt music show return, so will it’s original host. Matt Pinfield will host the show which airs on MTV2. A new 120 Minutes webseries will air on

120 Minutes aired “120 Minutes began on March 10, 1986.For the first ten years of 120 Minutes, viewers could see artists as varied as The Jesus and Mary Chain,Bronski Beat, New Order, The Replacements, The Verve, James, Slowdive, Weezer, Robyn Hitchcock, Oasis, Blur, Butthole Surfers, Radiohead,KMFDM, Kate Bush, Ramones, XTC, Morrissey, The Smashing Pumpkins, Kitchens of Distinction, They Might Be Giants, and Hüsker Dü. Nirvana’s music video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” received a world premiere on 120 Minutes, but soon proved so popular that the channel began to air it during its regular daytime rotation. For a time in the mid-1990s, a companion program called Alternative Nation aired every weeknight on MTV”

There have been a number of other hosts for the show, including J.J. Jackson, Kevin Seal, Downtown Julie Brown, David Holmes, and others. The last host before the show was cancelled was Jim Shearer. There have been a number of spin-off shows with cool alternative music, such as Subterranean and VH1 Classic 120 Minutes. The show also spawned such albums as “Never Mind the Mainstream: The Best of MTV’s 120 Minutes” volumes 1 and 2.
I love alternative and indie music, so this is awesome news to me. I grew up in the 80’s and am a huge fan of New Wave. Many of todays best indie bands have been majorly influenced by the bands that I grew up listening to. What are your thoughts of this news?

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