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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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An episode about The Temptations was announced for March 1999 but was pulled before the airdate. It is believed that it was pulled either because of the popularity of NBC's The Temptations (1998) or because of the lawsuit filed against the film's producers by members of the group's family. See more »

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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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One of my favorite shows!
8 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

BEHIND THE MUSIC instantly became one of my favorite shows when it first aired in 1997. It's a fascinating and entertaining look at musicians rise and fall from fame. However, there have been some episodes where I've changed the channel. It depends on the musician or band. If I like their music, I'll watch it. If I don't like their music, I'll turn it off. Overall, it's still an amazing show.


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