It's been about 17 years since MTV gradually pulled the switch on their popular '90s concert series, MTV Unplugged, but the show is officially back -- and features all-new talent!
The network aired its first episode on Nov. 26, 1989. It was hosted by singer-songwriter Jules Shear and featured performances by Squeeze, Syd Straw and Elliot Easton. As the series continued, it became known for showcasing stripped-down, acoustic performances from bands and artists like Nirvana, Lauryn Hill, KISS, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey and Pearl Jam, many who later released their Unplugged sessions as an album. The show was a place where music lovers could go to connect with their favorite musicians in an eclectic, more intimate setting. For viewers at home, the show was taped in a way that made it feel like you were right there, up close and personal in a room with your music icons.