If you’ve noticed that an unusually large number of famous musicians have been dying lately, you’re not alone. Dan Rather has noticed, too, and will be hosting a special on the topic.
The AP reports that Rather’s special, airing June 7 on AXS-TV, will focus on five musicians who have died in the past 13 months: Prince, David Bowie, Natalie Cole, B.B. King and Merle Haggard.
Rather, who has been conducting celebrity interviews for AXS for a few years now for his series “The Big Interview,” will include his own interview with Haggard as part of the hourlong special.
“The special also features interviews with Prince’s friend Andre Cymone, Bowie’s childhood friend George Underwood, King’s drummer T.C. Coleman and Cole producer David Foster,” the report adds.