Iconic musician and GRAMMY┬«Award winning producer Tim Armstrong has created a new and original series entitled Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll Theater. The debut episode premiered exclusively on VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, on October 21, 2011.

Homage to the classic American Musicals, Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll Theater will center on Armstrong as today’s punk rock Rod Serling, leading and narrating suspenseful episodes with a variety of special guest actors and musicians. Each episode will feature extensive song and dance numbers with hard-hitting rock musical songs and rousing dance numbers all wrapped in a dark edge all written by Armstrong.

The pilot episode of Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll Theater entitled “Dante,” will bring the 14th Century epic poem, Dante’s Inferno, roaring into the 21th Century with a new take on greed and corporate corruption. The episode stars AFI frontman Davey Havok, guitarist and vocalist Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, and actor Robert David Hall known for his extensive work on CSI.

Check out our exclusive interview with Tim here as he called into The Backstage Beat to talk about the series, what he has in the works and new Rancid album for 2012.

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