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One of two VH1 music biography series...this one profiles those artists not qualified to be "Legends", but have made enough contribution to be merited a subject of "Behind The Music". This series documents the ups & downs and personal & professional lives of the artists in question. Subjects have included Milli Vanilli, Jefferson Starship, Gloria Estefan, M.C. Hammer, and Selena. Written by hiphats <hiphats@aol.com>

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In the Metallica episode, it is stated that Reload was released in early 1998, when it was actually released in late 1997. See more »

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Enjoyable but became very predictable
24 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I really enjoyed this show, I found one thing about it quite amusing; with the exception of Ted Nugent and Jim Croce, they could have filmed one synopsis, or template, with a place-holder that said "Insert artist name here." Seems every famous rock star from the 60s and 70s has almost the same story - they have talent and as a result they get very rich and famous in their early 20s. They begin using drugs, as a result they lose their families then eventually their band breaks up. Fueled by that, they sink further into chemical dependency and almost die. Then they meet a new wife, go through treatment, make up with their old friends, put their band back together and are now struggling desperately to re-capture the fame and prestige they once had. It fits for most artists and I find that quite amusing. An amazing testament to the power the record companies and promoters had in the 1970s. Very enjoyable to watch just the same.


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