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Plot:
Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Enjoyable but became very predictable See more (16 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 91)
Jim Forbes ... Narrator / ... (144 episodes, 1997-2013)
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Series Directed by
Michael McNamara (7 episodes, 1998-2001)
Shawna Foster (4 episodes, 2005-2009)
Fred Peabody (3 episodes, 2000)
Lou Wirth (2 episodes, 1997)
Jonathan Brandeis (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Amy Goldberg (2 episodes, 2011)
Alan Ravenscroft (2 episodes, 2013)

James Flint (unknown episodes)
Will Harper (unknown episodes)
Christian Santiago (unknown episodes)
Paulina Williams (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Brad Bernstein (7 episodes, 2004-2013)
Doug Rittenhouse (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Lisa Cole (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael McNamara (5 episodes, 1998-2001)
Sean Gottlieb (5 episodes, 2009-2011)
Shawna Foster (4 episodes, 2005-2009)
David Story (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Fred Peabody (3 episodes, 2000)
Jonathan Brandeis (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Greg Heller (unknown episodes)
Aliyah Silverstein (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
George Moll .... executive producer (169 episodes, 1997-2006)
Mark Sadlek .... post producer (99 episodes, 1997-2001)
Jill Fox .... coordinating producer / co-ordinating producer (56 episodes, 1998-2000)
Paul Barrosse .... supervising producer / producer (56 episodes, 1999-2001)
John Berkson .... coordinating producer (49 episodes, 1998-1999)
Nicholas Caprio .... line producer / supervising producer (38 episodes, 1997-2000)
Julee Margulies Metz .... associate producer / segment producer (13 episodes, 1997-2001)
Daniel Bowen .... producer (12 episodes, 1997)
Jason Goodman .... producer (10 episodes, 1997-1999)
Ann Suckow .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1999-2002)
James Canniffe .... producer (8 episodes, 1998-2001)
Shawna Foster .... producer / assistant producer / ... (8 episodes, 1999-2012)
Doug Rittenhouse .... producer (8 episodes, 1999-2002)
Mary Wharton .... producer / supervising producer (8 episodes, 2011-2014)
Michael McNamara .... producer (7 episodes, 1998-2001)
Rakeda L. Ervin .... research associate producer / segment producer (7 episodes, 1999-2004)
Jeff Gaspin .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1998-2001)
Gay Rosenthal .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1998-2001)
Meg Ruggiero Ovikian .... segment producer (6 episodes, 1998)
Alex Castino .... associate producer / producer (6 episodes, 1999-2004)
Wesley Jones .... line producer / segment producer (6 episodes, 2000-2010)
Lisa Cole .... producer (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein .... producer (6 episodes, 2004-2012)
Paul Gallagher .... supervising producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1998-2003)
Christopher Meindl .... producer (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Leah Horwitz .... talent producer (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kimberly Tolman .... associate producer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Brad Bernstein .... producer (5 episodes, 2004-2013)
Charles Dalaklis .... producer (4 episodes, 1997-1999)
Natalia Garcia .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Matthew Lahey .... associate producer / segment producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sara Tekula .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shana Bourne .... associate producer / segment producer (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Peter Worsley .... associate producer / supervising producer / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2013)
Sheri Maroufkhani .... co-producer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jonathan Denbo .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Erica Hanson .... producer (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
David Story .... producer (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Fred Peabody .... producer (3 episodes, 2000)
Matthew Beighley .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dan Masek .... segment producer / associate producer (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Ashley Greer .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Scott Firestone .... producer (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Joss Crowley .... assistant producer / associate producer (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Geoff Kempin .... executive producer / executive producer: Eagle Media Productions (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Rick Krim .... executive producer / executive producer: remastered version, VH1 Classic (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Jay Moran .... coordinating producer: remastered version, VH1 Classic / producer (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Alan Ravenscroft .... producer / supervising producer: Eagle Media Productions (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Lee Rolontz .... executive producer / executive producer: remastered version, VH1 Classic (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Terry Shand .... executive producer / executive producer: Eagle Media Productions (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Ben Zurier .... executive producer / executive producer: remastered version, VH1 Classic (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Tony Dimond .... field producer (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Camilla Granasen .... associate producer / segment producer (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Cynthia Hsiung .... associate producer / research producer (2 episodes, 1998)
Suzanne Murarik .... associate producer / segment producer (2 episodes, 1998)
Rick Qualliotine .... coordinating producer (2 episodes, 1998)
Natalie Aaron .... segment producer / associate producer (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Justin Sturken .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2000-2006)
Mike Riley .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jennifer Bresnan .... producer (2 episodes, 2000)
Chrissy Shannon .... associate producer / segment producer (2 episodes, 2000)
Christopher Martin .... producer (2 episodes, 2001-2011)
Jennifer Wagman .... producer (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Amy Goldberg .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Pam Widener .... associate producer / segment producer (2 episodes, 2012)

Mark Ford .... senior producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Ellie Baer .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Jay Bienstock .... producer (unknown episodes)
Seth Cohen .... producer (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Orme Erwin .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Mitch Fehr .... producer (unknown episodes)
James Flint .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Shelly Goldstein .... producer (unknown episodes)
Greg Heller .... producer (unknown episodes)
Eric Mazer .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Candace Pearson .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Aliyah Silverstein .... producer (unknown episodes)
Greg Stanuszek .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Jon Ernst (40 episodes, 1998-2001)
Gary S. Scott (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Brian Arbuckle (2 episodes, 1999-2000)

Michael Cohen (unknown episodes)
Ken Mazur (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Rudd (21 episodes, 1997-2001)
Guy Jackson (10 episodes, 1997-2005)
Jim Hunziker (10 episodes, 1997-1999)
Drew Thomas (5 episodes, 2001-2009)
Sebastian Jungwirth (4 episodes, 1998-2001)
Jimmy O'Donnell (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jeff Barnett (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mike Barnett (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Paul Gavin (2 episodes, 2001)

Rob Massey (unknown episodes)
Steve Priola (unknown episodes)
Christian Santiago (unknown episodes)
Richard Wilmot (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Peter Ochs (12 episodes, 2000-2002)
Michael Courtney (11 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jennifer Fitzpatrick (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
Lou Wirth (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
Michael Marconi (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael McNamara (6 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kabir Akhtar (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mark Sadlek (6 episodes, 2004-2009)
Jason Schmidt (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Thomas G. Olsen (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
James Gavin Bedford (3 episodes, 1998)
T.J. Mahar (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
A.J. Dickerson (3 episodes, 2000)
Tony Pellegrino (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jonathan Brandeis (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Bob Sarles (2 episodes, 1998)
Dean Holland (2 episodes, 1999)
Kinsey Beck (2 episodes, 2000-2004)
Jim Barrett (2 episodes, 2000)
Shaun Peterson (2 episodes, 2000)
Kevin Lopez (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Adam Harvey (2 episodes, 2002-2010)
Jon Menell (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Peter Iannuccilli (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Benjamin Florencio (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jeremy Kessler (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Rick Cikowski (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Brandon Dumlao (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jennifer Tiexiera (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Longfellow (2 episodes, 2013)

Craig Anglin (unknown episodes)
Bill DeRonde (unknown episodes)
Stephen Erkel (unknown episodes)
Pete Hentrich (unknown episodes)
Sven Kamm (unknown episodes)
Tod Modisett (unknown episodes)
Dan Morando (unknown episodes)
Julius Ramsay (unknown episodes)
Steven Rasch (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Ben Edwards (1 episode)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jane Greenwood (1 episode)
 
Series Makeup Department
Martin Christopher .... makeup artist: Tiffany (1 episode, 2000)
Lynn Rodgers .... makeup artist: Tiffany (1 episode, 2000)
Kathy Doss .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2001)
Noel Hernandez .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2013)
Celisse Lippincott .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2013)
Emma Montanet .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2013)
Courtney Phillips .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2013)

Christalee .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Robin Slater .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Mara B. Waldman .... production manager (39 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jill Modabber .... executive in charge of production (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Danie Wulff .... production manager (2 episodes, 1997)
Talika Tucker .... production manager (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Matt Antrim .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Carrie Clifford .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Karen DuMont .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Jesse Gordon .... manager on-air graphics (39 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Sound Department
Gregg Hall .... sound recordist (152 episodes, 1997-2002)
Richard Gray .... sound re-recording mixer / sound mixer (129 episodes, 1997-2006)
Earl Martin .... sound re-recording mixer / sound mixer (30 episodes, 1998-2001)
Tyler Bender .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jack Norflus .... sound recordist / sound (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian Stroner .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jon Lee .... dubbing editor / sound mix (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Chris Jon Scott .... sound mixer / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1998-2009)
Gregory Clark .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1998)
John Mathie .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Keith Sasser .... sound mixer / sound mixer: Atlanta (2 episodes, 2001-2010)

Martin Birney .... sound (unknown episodes)
Christopher Coughlin .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Samuel Libraty .... sound re-recording mixer 1997-1999, 2001 (unknown episodes)
D.J. Lynch .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Richie Nieto .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Garside .... motion control (74 episodes, 1997-2001)

Adam Polanger .... motion control crew (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
William Lorton .... camera operator: super 8 (10 episodes, 1997-1999)
Stephen M. Clark .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1997-2006)
Robert Jolley .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Dan Masek .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
John Halliday .... camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Yahel Herzog .... camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 1998-2013)

Alyska Bailey .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Martin Birney .... camera operator / lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Sean Fairburn .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Matthew McNeil .... motion-control camera (unknown episodes)
Roger Mende .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Owen A. Smith .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Shawna Foster .... post-production coordinator / post-production assistant (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Yoram Tal .... colorist: Online Editor (38 episodes, 1997-2001)
Brian Szot .... post-production coordinator (31 episodes, 1997-1999)
Derek Draper .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 1998-1999)
Christine Yoo .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 1997-1998)
Daniel Gibb .... on-line editor / colorist (8 episodes, 2009-2012)
Todd Bochner .... colorist (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Carlo D'Angelo .... assistant on-line editor (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Kyle Smart .... assistant editor / edit assistant (2 episodes, 1998-2013)
Melanie Harari .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Devoe Yates .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Joe Sperandeo .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2006)
Anthony Melillo .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010)

Jason Cherella .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Pavel Dyban .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Benji Gillespie .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Grant Myers .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Tony Nagatani .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Eugene Kulikov .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Pfilbryte .... composer: additional music (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michael Blakey .... music producer (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
CMDess .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2009-2012)

Michelle Ann Owens .... song producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Leah Horwitz .... talent producer / executive in charge of music and talent / ... (115 episodes, 2000-2012)
Jamie Slomski .... titles director (30 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jim McDonnell .... footage researcher / archive clearances: Universal Media Inc., for Eagle Media Productions (22 episodes, 1998-2013)
Tami Katzoff .... production associate (13 episodes, 1998-2000)
Myka Todman .... business & legal affairs / business and legal affairs (13 episodes, 2009-2013)
Daria Scoccimarro .... production associate / production coordinator (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sara Tekula .... researcher (6 episodes, 1997-2000)
Nicole Blum .... business manager (6 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ann Suckow .... executive assistant / associate producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Cliff Crumpton .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2012)
Francisco Escobar .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Bruce Gillmer .... talent relations (2 episodes, 1998-2001)
Shawna Foster .... production assistant / researcher (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jim Berkenstadt .... researcher (2 episodes, 2000-2002)

Brian Koppel .... intern (unknown episodes, 1999)
Brian A. Alexander .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bechara 'Bicha' Gholam .... clearance coordinator (unknown episodes)
Tony Nagatani .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
William Peragine .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Jeff Roe .... symphony artist (unknown episodes)
Andrew Sipes .... researcher (unknown episodes)
John Zimmer .... symphony artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Evan Prager .... special thanks / thanks: Epic Records (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Lisa Sutton .... thanks (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Shane Stanley .... special thanks (unknown episodes)
 

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"VH1's Behind the Music" - USA (alternative title)
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An episode about Jackie Wilson was announced numerous times but never aired.See more »
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Factual errors: 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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable but became very predictable, 24 March 2005
Author: fivefids from United States

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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