Behind the Music

Behind the Music

1997 - 2014, Biopic, Other, Other
Profiles of well known musical artists.
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Episode Guide

  • Behind the Music - Judas Priest (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Judas Priest

    Judas Priest.

  • Behind the Music - John Lennon (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    John Lennon

    John Lennon's life from childhood to superstardom.

  • Behind the Music - Genesis (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:


    Genesis serves as a springboard for Phil Collins' and Peter Gabriel's solo careers.

  • Behind the Music - Duran Duran (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Duran Duran

    Members of Duran Duran become 1980s teen idols but succumb to personal demons.

  • Behind the Music - Heart (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:


    Rock band Heart has endured since the mid-'70s.

  • Behind the Music - Motley Crue (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Motley Crue

    Motley Crue barely survives its hedonistic lifestyle.

  • Behind the Music - Michael Hutchence (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Michael Hutchence

    Michael Hutchence, lead singer of INXS, dies of an apparent suicide.

  • Behind the Music - Green Day (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Green Day

    Green Day.

  • Behind the Music - Fleetwood Mac (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Fleetwood Mac

    Members of Fleetwood Mac discuss the band's success and internal conflicts.

  • Behind the Music - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Lynyrd Skynyrd endures after the death of several members.

  • Behind the Music - Hall and Oates (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Hall and Oates

    Hall and Oates.

  • Behind the Music - Boy George (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Boy George

    Boy George reveals his struggles through the '80s.

  • Behind the Music - Def Leppard (Season 1 Episode 34)
    Season 1 Episode 34:

    Def Leppard

    Def Leppard reflects on the death of guitarist Steve Clark; footage of their families and fans.

  • Behind the Music - Meat Loaf (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf's early success led to virtual obscurity and a recent comeback.

  • Behind the Music - Linda Perry (Episode 285)
    Episode 285:

    Linda Perry

    Linda Perry discusses her abusive childhood and turning her angst outward, as well as finding success as a songwriter.

  • Behind the Music - Ludacris (Episode 284)
    Episode 284:


    Ludacris discusses his struggle for notoriety and his alcoholic father.

  • Behind the Music - Gym Class Heroes (Episode 283)
    Episode 283:

    Gym Class Heroes

    Gym Class Heroes find success in spite of significant challenges.

  • Behind the Music - Toni Braxton (Episode 282)
    Episode 282:

    Toni Braxton

    Toni Braxton discusses the ups and downs of her career.

  • Behind the Music - Nicole Scherzinger (Episode 281)
    Episode 281:

    Nicole Scherzinger

    Nicole Scherzinger discusses her lifelong drive to be successful.

  • Behind the Music - Pink (Episode 280)
    Episode 280:


    Pink discusses career success and how motherhood has changed her life.

  • Behind the Music - Carrie Underwood (Episode 279)
    Episode 279:

    Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood discusses sudden fame and 'American Idol.'

  • Behind the Music - Ne-Yo (Episode 278)
    Episode 278:


    Ne-Yo's start in the industry, heartbreaks, relationships and love of fatherhood.

  • Behind the Music - Train (Episode 277)
    Episode 277:


    Train forms in San Francisco, then finds success after a 2-year hiatus.

  • Behind the Music - Brandy (Episode 276)
    Episode 276:


    Brandy gets her start in the church choir and finds success in music and acting.

  • Behind the Music - Nas (Episode 275)
    Episode 275:



  • Behind the Music - Akon (Episode 274)
    Episode 274:


    Akon struggles to forge an identity in America after his start in Senegal, Africa.

  • Behind the Music - T-Pain (Episode 273)
    Episode 273:


    Uma análise de histórias pessoais da banda T-Pain.

  • Behind the Music - The Game (Episode 272)
    Episode 272:

    The Game

    The Game becomes a successful rapper in the west coast in spite of his start as a young gangbanger from Compton.

  • Behind the Music - Pitbull (Episode 271)
    Episode 271:


    The career of rapper Pitbull.

  • Behind the Music - Ricky Martin (Episode 268)
    Episode 268:

    Ricky Martin

    Ricky Martin recounts his early days with the Latin pop group Menudo; his days as a soap opera star; his decision to come out as a gay man; and how he balances his life as a father of twin boys and as an international performer.

  • Behind the Music - Adam Lambert (Episode 267)
    Episode 267:

    Adam Lambert

    Adam Lambert has a unique take on pop music.

  • Behind the Music - Mary J. Blige (Episode 266)
    Episode 266:

    Mary J. Blige

    The life and career of Mary J. Blige.

  • Behind the Music - Enrique Iglesias (Episode 265)
    Episode 265:

    Enrique Iglesias

    Enrique Iglesias experiences both highs and lows in his career.

  • Behind the Music - Ice Cube (Episode 264)
    Episode 264:

    Ice Cube

    Associates discuss how Ice Cube has become the modern day Renaissance man.

  • Behind the Music - Missy Elliott (Episode 263)
    Episode 263:

    Missy Elliott

    Missy Elliott changes the face of hip hop.

  • Behind the Music - Miranda Lambert (Episode 262)
    Episode 262:

    Miranda Lambert

    At a young age, Miranda Lambert becomes determined to make country music.

  • Behind the Music - Nelly (Episode 261)
    Episode 261:


    Nesse episódio de Behind The Music, Nelly conta histórias nunca antes contadas plublicamente e pela primeira vez fala sobre seu relacionamento com Ashanti, que também é entrevistada.

  • Behind the Music - Fantasia (Episode 258)
    Episode 258:


    Fantasia Barrino overcomes odds with her rise to fame.

  • Behind the Music - Usher (Episode 257)
    Episode 257:


    Usher becomes a popular R & B artist and an actor after being discovered at a local talent show.

  • Behind the Music - Jennifer Lopez (Episode 256)
    Episode 256:

    Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez openly discusses her career and her life.

  • Behind the Music - Jennifer Hudson (Episode 255)
    Episode 255:

    Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson finds success in spite of an early elimination from 'American Idol.'

  • Behind the Music - Courtney Love (Episode 254)
    Episode 254:

    Courtney Love

    Rocker Courtney Love discusses her music career, acting and being a mother.

  • Behind the Music - Eve (Episode 253)
    Episode 253:


    Eve discusses her rocky rise to fame as a successful female rap artist.

  • Behind the Music - Christina Aguilera (Episode 252)
    Episode 252:

    Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera's road to super stardom was not an easy one.

  • Behind the Music - DMX (Episode 251)
    Episode 251:


    DMX overcomes a violent childhood and experience with the juvenile justice system to find success as a rapper.

  • Behind the Music - 50 Cent (Episode 250)
    Episode 250:

    50 Cent

    Growing up in the violence of Jamaica in Queens, N.Y., Curtis Jackson decides to chase his dream.

  • Behind the Music - T.I. (Episode 249)
    Episode 249:


    T.I. is dropped from his label and busted, then decides to mentor troubled youth.

  • Behind the Music - Bret Michaels (Episode 248)
    Episode 248:

    Bret Michaels

    Bret Michaels.

  • Behind the Music - Bobby Brown (Episode 247)
    Episode 247:

    Bobby Brown

    Bobby Brown's career, from his days with the New Edition to his time as a solo artist.

  • Behind the Music - Pink (Episode 246)
    Episode 246:


    Pink uses her troubled childhood to fuel her earlier music, and hopes to continue breaking new ground.

  • Behind the Music - Lil Wayne (Episode 245)
    Episode 245:

    Lil Wayne

    Having struggled at an early age, Lil Wayne uses rap as his ticket to a better life.

  • Behind the Music - New Kids on the Block (Episode 244)
    Episode 244:

    New Kids on the Block

    In spite of being driven to break up by the pressures of superstardom, New Kids on the Block reunite in 2008.

  • Behind the Music - Nick Lachey (Episode 243)
    Episode 243:

    Nick Lachey

    Nick Lachey.

  • Behind the Music - Pantera (Episode 242)
    Episode 242:


    Pantera saves the heavy metal genre from extinction when grunge becomes big.

  • Behind the Music - Ratt (Episode 241)
    Episode 241:


    Ratt finds success but gets torn apart by excessive partying.

  • Behind the Music - Kid Rock (Episode 240)
    Episode 240:

    Kid Rock

    Kid Rock.

  • Behind the Music - New Edition (Episode 239)
    Episode 239:

    New Edition

    New Edition members use music to escape turmoil in the projects, then find success.

  • Behind the Music - RHCP (Episode 238)
    Episode 238:


  • Behind the Music - Backstreet Boys (Episode 237)
    Episode 237:

    Backstreet Boys

    Backstreet Boys.

  • Behind the Music - LL Cool J (Episode 236)
    Episode 236:

    LL Cool J

    LL Cool J's celebrity spans music, television and movies.

  • Behind the Music - George Michael (Episode 234)
    Episode 234:

    George Michael

    George Michael finds success with Wham and in a solo career in spite of struggles, heartache and loss.

  • Behind the Music - Guns N' Roses (Episode 233)
    Episode 233:

    Guns N' Roses

    Guns N' Roses reinvent the metal scene, rise to stardom, then allow ego and turmoil to break them up.

  • Behind the Music - Cindy Lauper (Episode 226)
    Episode 226:

    Cindy Lauper

  • Behind the Music - TLC: The Final Chapter (Episode 224)
    Episode 224:

    TLC: The Final Chapter

    In the past five years, TLC endures ego clashes, illness, motherhood and death.

  • Behind the Music - Britney Spears (Episode 221)
    Episode 221:

    Britney Spears

    Britney Spears.

  • Behind the Music - Spice Girls (Episode 220)
    Episode 220:

    Spice Girls

    The Spice Girls become media icons in Britain and America.

  • Behind the Music - Eminem (Episode 219)
    Episode 219:


  • Behind the Music - Matchbox Twenty (Episode 218)
    Episode 218:

    Matchbox Twenty

    Matchbox Twenty.

  • Behind the Music - Top Gun (Episode 217)
    Episode 217:

    Top Gun

    Tom Cruise stars in 'Top Gun.'

  • Behind the Music - Cyndi Lauper (Episode 216)
    Episode 216:

    Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper sacrifices commercial success to pursue her artistic convictions.

  • Behind the Music - Updates and Fresh Takes (Episode 215)
    Episode 215:

    Updates and Fresh Takes

    Rod Stewart; Ricky Martin; Sheryl Crow; P. Diddy.

  • Behind the Music - Raunchiest Revelations (Episode 214)
    Episode 214:

    Raunchiest Revelations

    Red Hot Chili Peppers' fans; Poison groupies; the Go-Gos; Motley Crue.

  • Behind the Music - Near-Death Experiences (Episode 213)
    Episode 213:

    Near-Death Experiences

    Tina Turner; Dave Mustaine; Nikki Sixx.

  • Behind the Music - Heartbreaks and Breakups (Episode 212)
    Episode 212:

    Heartbreaks and Breakups

    Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal; Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham; Sean Combs and Jennifer Lopez.

  • Behind the Music - Riches to Rags (Episode 211)
    Episode 211:

    Riches to Rags

    M.C. Hammer; TLC; Willie Nelson; Dee Snider.

  • Behind the Music - Most Shocking Moments (Episode 210)
    Episode 210:

    Most Shocking Moments

    Ozzy Osbourne; Lisa Lopes; Leif Garrett.

  • Behind the Music - Boyz II Men (Episode 209)
    Episode 209:

    Boyz II Men

    Boyz II Men find success.

  • Behind the Music - Black Sabbath (Episode 208)
    Episode 208:

    Black Sabbath

  • Behind the Music - Hootie and the Blowfish (Episode 207)
    Episode 207:

    Hootie and the Blowfish

    College friends perform for fun and become the successful Hootie and the Blowfish.

  • Behind the Music - 2 Live Crew (Episode 206)
    Episode 206:

    2 Live Crew

    Controversial rap group 2 Live Crew.

  • Behind the Music - Bob Marley (Episode 205)
    Episode 205:

    Bob Marley

    Bob Marley.

  • Behind the Music - Megadeath (Episode 204)
    Episode 204:



  • Behind the Music - Foreigner (Episode 203)
    Episode 203:



  • Behind the Music - Garbage (Episode 202)
    Episode 202:



  • Behind the Music - Sheryl Crow (Episode 201)
    Episode 201:

    Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow.

  • Behind the Music - Anthrax (Episode 199)
    Episode 199:



  • Behind the Music - Busta Rhymes (Episode 198)
    Episode 198:

    Busta Rhymes

    Rapper Busta Rhymes.

  • Behind the Music - The Cult (Episode 197)
    Episode 197:

    The Cult

    The Cult.

  • Behind the Music - Sublime (Episode 195)
    Episode 195:



  • Behind the Music - P. Diddy (Episode 193)
    Episode 193:

    P. Diddy

    Puff Daddy rises to fame after the death of the Notorious B.I.G.

  • Behind the Music - Lindsey Buckingham (Episode 192)
    Episode 192:

    Lindsey Buckingham

    Lindsey Buckingham.

  • Behind the Music - Aerosmith (Episode 191)
    Episode 191:



  • Behind the Music - Aaliyah (Episode 190)
    Episode 190:


    Aaliyah's promising career as a pop singer and movie actress was cut short on August 25, 2001, when she died in a tragic plane crash.

  • Behind the Music - Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs (Episode 188)
    Episode 188:

    Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs

    Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs.

  • Behind the Music - Blind Melon (Episode 187)
    Episode 187:

    Blind Melon

    Blind Melon finds success, then loses the voice.

  • Behind the Music - Hair (Episode 186)
    Episode 186:



  • Behind the Music - Twisted Sister (Episode 185)
    Episode 185:

    Twisted Sister

    Twisted Sister.

  • Behind the Music - REO Speedwagon (Episode 184)
    Episode 184:

    REO Speedwagon

    REO Speedwagon.

  • Behind the Music - Pat Benatar (Episode 183)
    Episode 183:

    Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar.

  • Behind the Music - Neil Diamond (Episode 182)
    Episode 182:

    Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond.

  • Behind the Music - Notorious B.I.G. (Episode 180)
    Episode 180:

    Notorious B.I.G.

    The turbulent life of rapper Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., and why a former LAPD detective claims he was forced to drop his investigation into Smalls' unsolved shooting death.

  • Behind the Music - Rick Nelson (Episode 179)
    Episode 179:

    Rick Nelson

    Rick Nelson.

  • Behind the Music - 1994 (Episode 178)
    Episode 178:


    Music from 1994.

  • Behind the Music - 1987 (Episode 177)
    Episode 177:


    Music from 1987.

  • Behind the Music - 1981 (Episode 176)
    Episode 176:


    Music from 1981.

  • Behind the Music - Blues Traveler (Episode 175)
    Episode 175:

    Blues Traveler

    Blues Traveler.

  • Behind the Music - Crazysexycool (Episode 174)
    Episode 174:


  • Behind the Music - 1975 (Episode 173)
    Episode 173:


    Music from 1975.

  • Behind the Music - 1972 (Episode 172)
    Episode 172:


    Music of 1972.

  • Behind the Music - Megadeth (Episode 171)
    Episode 171:



  • Behind the Music - Billy Idol (Episode 170)
    Episode 170:

    Billy Idol

    Billy Idol.

  • Behind the Music - Salt 'n' Pepa (Episode 169)
    Episode 169:

    Salt 'n' Pepa

    Salt 'n' Pepa.

  • Behind the Music - Saturday Night Fever (Episode 168)
    Episode 168:

    Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever.

  • Behind the Music - Huey Lewis and the News (Episode 166)
    Episode 166:

    Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News.

  • Behind the Music - Doobie Brothers (Episode 165)
    Episode 165:

    Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers.

  • Behind the Music - Journey (Episode 163)
    Episode 163:



  • Behind the Music - Grease (Episode 162)
    Episode 162:



  • Behind the Music - Queen (Episode 160)
    Episode 160:


  • Behind the Music - Rod Stewart (Episode 159)
    Episode 159:

    Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart.

  • Behind the Music - 2000 (Episode 158)
    Episode 158:


    The year 2000.

  • Behind the Music - Everclear (Episode 157)
    Episode 157:



  • Behind the Music - John Lennon: The Last Years (Episode 156)
    Episode 156:

    John Lennon: The Last Years

    John Lennon's last five years of life are chronicled through archival footage and interviews with Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon and Lennon himself.

  • Behind the Music - Creed (Episode 155)
    Episode 155:



  • Behind the Music - Snoop Dogg (Episode 154)
    Episode 154:

    Snoop Dogg

    Snoop Dogg.

  • Behind the Music - Brian Setzer (Episode 153)
    Episode 153:

    Brian Setzer

    Brian Setzer.

  • Behind the Music - Mary J. Blige (Episode 152)
    Episode 152:

    Mary J. Blige

    Hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige sings about abusive relationships and drug addiction arising from real-life experiences.

  • Behind the Music - Badfinger (Episode 151)
    Episode 151:



  • Behind the Music - Tiffany (Episode 150)
    Episode 150:



  • Behind the Music - Sinead O'Connor (Episode 149)
    Episode 149:

    Sinead O'Connor

    Sinead O'Connor.

  • Behind the Music - Geri Halliwell (Episode 148)
    Episode 148:

    Geri Halliwell

  • Behind the Music - Tori Amos (Episode 147)
    Episode 147:

    Tori Amos

  • Behind the Music - Chicago (Episode 146)
    Episode 146:



  • Behind the Music - Beck (Episode 145)
    Episode 145:


    Beck Hansen rewrites the rules of pop music.

  • Behind the Music - Smashmouth (Episode 144)
    Episode 144:


  • Behind the Music - Barenaked Ladies (Episode 143)
    Episode 143:

    Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies.

  • Behind the Music - Cat Stevens (Episode 142)
    Episode 142:

    Cat Stevens

    Singer/songwriter Cat Stevens.

  • Behind the Music - Ice-T (Episode 141)
    Episode 141:



  • Behind the Music - Public Enemy (Episode 140)
    Episode 140:

    Public Enemy

  • Behind the Music - Styx (Episode 139)
    Episode 139:


    The rise and fall of Styx.

  • Behind the Music - Peter Frampton (Episode 138)
    Episode 138:

    Peter Frampton

    Peter Frampton.

  • Behind the Music - The Dixie Chicks (Episode 137)
    Episode 137:

    The Dixie Chicks

    The Texas trio became the first country band to top the pop charts.

  • Behind the Music - Enrique Iglesias (Episode 136)
    Episode 136:

    Enrique Iglesias

    Latin vocalist Enrique Iglesias.

  • Behind the Music - Faith Hill (Episode 135)
    Episode 135:

    Faith Hill

    Country singer Faith Hill has crossover pop success.

  • Behind the Music - Queen Latifah (Episode 133)
    Episode 133:

    Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah has success as rapper, actress and talk-show host.

  • Behind the Music - The Bangles (Episode 132)
    Episode 132:

    The Bangles

    The Bangles form in the 1980s and become an all-girl supergroup.

  • Behind the Music - The Monkees (Episode 130)
    Episode 130:

    The Monkees

    The Monkees, a 1960s manufactured pop group, star in a television series.

  • Behind the Music - AC/DC (Episode 129)
    Episode 129:


    Australian rock band AC/DC forms in the 1970s.

  • Behind the Music - Bon Jovi (Episode 128)
    Episode 128:

    Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi becomes an '80s supergroup.

  • Behind the Music - The Go-Go's (Episode 127)
    Episode 127:

    The Go-Go's

    The Go-Go's pioneer early 1980s girl groups.

  • Behind the Music - Ricky Martin (Episode 126)
    Episode 126:

    Ricky Martin

    Latin singer Ricky Martin finds cross-over success.

  • Behind the Music - 1992 (Episode 125)
    Episode 125:


    The music scene of 1992; Seattle bands; Los Angeles riots; farewell to hair bands; presidential hopeful Bill Clinton plays the saxophone on television.

  • Behind the Music - Rock & Roll High School (Episode 124)
    Episode 124:

    Rock & Roll High School

  • Behind the Music - 1970 (Episode 123)
    Episode 123:


    Musical and social currents of 1970; with Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney.

  • Behind the Music - 1984 (Episode 122)
    Episode 122:


    The music scene of 1984.

  • Behind the Music - 1977 (Episode 121)
    Episode 121:


    An eclectic group of bands finds popularity in 1977; includes Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Sex Pistols.

  • Behind the Music - Behind the Life of Chris Gaines (Episode 120)
    Episode 120:

    Behind the Life of Chris Gaines

    Garth Brooks forges a rock persona.

  • Behind the Music - No Doubt (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    No Doubt

    No Doubt combines ska with punk.

  • Behind the Music - The Police (Episode 118)
    Episode 118:

    The Police

    The Police serves as a springboard for Sting's solo career.

  • Behind the Music - Oasis (Episode 117)
    Episode 117:


    Oasis succeeds despite feuding brothers as frontmen.

  • Behind the Music - Elton John (Episode 116)
    Episode 116:

    Elton John

    Elton John struggles personally during his musical successes.

  • Behind the Music - Tina Turner (Episode 115)
    Episode 115:

    Tina Turner

    Tina Turner overcomes an impoverished childhood and an abusive marriage.

  • Behind the Music - Anniversary Special (Episode 114)
    Episode 114:

    Anniversary Special

    Kathy Griffin reviews the series' great moments and gives updates on featured musicians; celebrity testimonials.

  • Behind the Music - Flashdance (Episode 113)
    Episode 113:



  • Behind the Music - Alan Freed (Episode 112)
    Episode 112:

    Alan Freed

    Disc jockey Alan Freed is credited with coining the phrase 'rock 'n' roll.'

  • Behind the Music - Run-D.M.C. (Episode 111)
    Episode 111:


    Run-D.M.C. inspires a generation of rappers and hip-hop artists.

  • Behind the Music - Decision 2000: Favorite Diva (Episode 110)
    Episode 110:

    Decision 2000: Favorite Diva

    Viewers pick their favorite diva's episode of 'Behind the Music.'

  • Behind the Music - Decision 2000: Favorite Episodes (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    Decision 2000: Favorite Episodes

    Viewers pick their favorite episodes of 'Behind the Music.'

  • Behind the Music - Decision 2000: Favorite Bad Boy (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Decision 2000: Favorite Bad Boy

    Viewers pick their favorite bad boy episode of 'Behind the Music.'

  • Behind the Music - Decision 2000: Favorite '90s Artist (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    Decision 2000: Favorite '90s Artist

    Viewers pick their favorite '90s artist episode of 'Behind the Music.'

  • Behind the Music - Decision 2000: Favorite '80s Artist (Episode 106)
    Episode 106:

    Decision 2000: Favorite '80s Artist

    Viewers pick their favorite '80s artist episode of 'Behind the Music.'

  • Behind the Music - Decision 2000: Favorite Teen Idol (Episode 105)
    Episode 105:

    Decision 2000: Favorite Teen Idol

    Viewers pick their favorite teen idol episode of 'Behind the Music.'

  • Behind the Music - Quincy Jones (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Quincy Jones

    Producer/musician Quincy Jones produces big-name acts.

  • Behind the Music - Leif Garrett: Popped-Up Version (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:

    Leif Garrett: Popped-Up Version

    (Popped-up version) Leif Garrett becomes a teen idol, but drug abuse leads to a near-fatal accident.

  • Behind the Music - Russell Simmons (Episode 102)
    Episode 102:

    Russell Simmons

    Artist/producer Russell Simmons manages Run-D.M.C. and creates Def Jam records.

  • Behind the Music - Celine Dion (Episode 101)
    Episode 101:

    Celine Dion

    Singer Celine Dion rises from poverty to become an international superstar.

  • Behind the Music - The Partridge Family (Episode 99)
    Episode 99:

    The Partridge Family

    'The Partridge Family' cast isn't as harmonious as on-screen.

  • Behind the Music - Barry White (Episode 97)
    Episode 97:

    Barry White

    Soul singer Barry White overcomes a troubled childhood to become 'The Love Man.'

  • Behind the Music - 1999 (Episode 95)
    Episode 95:


    The year in music and related events; includes Woodstock '99, MP3, the Columbine shootings.

  • Behind the Music - Dr. Dre (Episode 94)
    Episode 94:

    Dr. Dre

    Rapper/producer Dr. Dre brings gangsta rap to the masses through Death Row Records.

  • Behind the Music - Alanis Morissette (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    Alanis Morissette

    Singer Alanis Morissette becomes a rock 'n' roll icon.

  • Behind the Music - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    A successful stage version of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' leads to a movie with a cult following.

  • Behind the Music - Thin Lizzy (Episode 91)
    Episode 91:

    Thin Lizzy

    Irish rock band Thin Lizzy influences a generation of rock musicians.

  • Behind the Music - Sting (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:


    Sting finds success both with the Police and as a solo artist.

  • Behind the Music - Glen Campbell (Episode 89)
    Episode 89:

    Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell is a leading country artist in the 1960s and '70s.

  • Behind the Music - Goo Goo Dolls (Episode 88)
    Episode 88:

    Goo Goo Dolls

    The Goo Goo Dolls arise from the Buffalo, N.Y., music scene.

  • Behind the Music - Peter Tosh (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    Peter Tosh

    Jamaican musician Peter Tosh's jealousy over former band mate Bob Marley's success.

  • Behind the Music - Bad Company (Episode 86)
    Episode 86:

    Bad Company

    British rock band Bad Company finds success under the guidance of Led Zeppelin.

  • Behind the Music - Donny & Marie (Episode 85)
    Episode 85:

    Donny & Marie

    Brother/sister teen idols Donny and Marie Osmond.

  • Behind the Music - Bay City Rollers (Episode 84)
    Episode 84:

    Bay City Rollers

    Scottish pop band the Bay City Rollers were 1970s teen idols.

  • Behind the Music - Woodstock (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:


    Those who promoted the 1969 Woodstock Festival; Joel Rosenman; John Roberts; Michael Lang; Artie Kornfeld.

  • Behind the Music - Melissa Etheridge (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:

    Melissa Etheridge

    Interviews trace the career of rock star Melissa Etheridge.

  • Behind the Music - Natalie Cole (Episode 81)
    Episode 81:

    Natalie Cole

    Nat 'King' Cole's daughter Natalie finds success.

  • Behind the Music - Quiet Riot (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:

    Quiet Riot

    Heavy metal band Quiet Riot finds success in the 1980s.

  • Behind the Music - Poison (Episode 79)
    Episode 79:


    The band Poison finds popularity, then faces adversity.

  • Behind the Music - Weird Al Yankovic (Episode 78)
    Episode 78:

    Weird Al Yankovic

    Weird Al Yankovic is known for his song parodies.

  • Behind the Music - Lenny Kravitz (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:

    Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz credits musical influences Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon.

  • Behind the Music - Donna Summer (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    Donna Summer

    Donna Summer's career plummets with the end of disco.

  • Behind the Music - Eric Burdon and the Animals (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    Eric Burdon and the Animals

    Eric Burdon and the Animals emerge during the 1960s British invasion.

  • Behind the Music - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers revolutionize funk and hard-core punk.

  • Behind the Music - Marianne Faithfull (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    Marianne Faithfull

    Singer/songwriter Marianne Faithfull endures a tumultuous career.

  • Behind the Music - Tom Petty (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Tom Petty

    Tom Petty sustains his success in rock 'n' roll.

  • Behind the Music - Black Crowes (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Black Crowes

    The Black Crowes emerge in the early 1990s.

  • Behind the Music - Alice Cooper (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Alice Cooper

    Performer Alice Cooper is a pioneer of shock rock.

  • Behind the Music - Julian Lennon (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Julian Lennon

    Julian Lennon seeks individuality after his father's assassination.

  • Behind the Music - TLC (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:


    Rap group TLC's meteoric rise to fame was followed by misfortune, including bankruptcy, arson and illness.

  • Behind the Music - Cher (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:


    Cher finds solo success after separating from husband Sonny Bono.

  • Behind the Music - Vanilla Ice (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Vanilla Ice

    Rapper Vanilla Ice hopes inventing a violent background will give him validity.

  • Behind the Music - Iggy Pop (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    Iggy Pop

    Punk rock artist Iggy Pop finds mainstream success.

  • Behind the Music - Grand Funk Railroad (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Grand Funk Railroad

    Grand Funk Railroad endures through lineup changes and legal battles.

  • Behind the Music - Depeche Mode (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode emerges from '80s alternative music but nearly loses its lead singer to drug abuse.

  • Behind the Music - The Day the Music Died (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    The Day the Music Died

    Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson ('The Big Bopper') and Ritchie Valens die in a 1959 plane crash.

  • Behind the Music - Rick Springfield (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Rick Springfield

    Actor/singer Rick Springfield begrudgingly becomes an '80s teen idol.

  • Behind the Music - Leif Garrett (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Leif Garrett

    Leif Garrett becomes a teen idol, but drug abuse leads to a near-fatal accident.

  • Behind the Music - Bette Midler (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Bette Midler

    Singer/actress Bette Midler overcomes personal tragedies.

  • Behind the Music - Lionel Richie (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Lionel Richie

    Lionel Richie finds solo success after leaving the Commodores.

  • Behind the Music - R.E.M. (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:


    R.E.M. emerges from 1980s alternative music into the mainstream.

  • Behind the Music - KC & The Sunshine Band (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    KC & The Sunshine Band

    Disco group KC & The Sunshine Band falls victim to the 1970s hedonistic lifestyle.

  • Behind the Music - Metallica (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:


    Heavy metal band Metallica endures after the death of bassist Cliff Burton.

  • Behind the Music - John Mellencamp (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    John Mellencamp

    Musician John Mellencamp discusses his paintings and near-fatal heart attack.

  • Behind the Music - Stevie Nicks (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks battles drug addiction after finding success with Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist.

  • Behind the Music - John Denver (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    John Denver

    John Denver finds success in the '70s but dies in a 1997 plane crash.

  • Behind the Music - Takin' It to the Street (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Takin' It to the Street

    Cross-culture of street musicians.

  • Behind the Music - Shania Twain (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Shania Twain

    Country singer Shania Twain becomes a crossover pop success.

  • Behind the Music - Steppenwolf (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:


    'Born to Be Wild' is a 1970s success for the band Steppenwolf.

  • Behind the Music - 1968 (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:


    The music of 1968; Grace Slick; David Crosby; James Brown; Aretha Franklin.

  • Behind the Music - Jan & Dean (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Jan & Dean

    Jan & Dean find success in the '60s, along with the Beach Boys.

  • Behind the Music - Madonna (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:


    Madonna struggles through the New York club scene to become a pop star.

  • Behind the Music - Gloria Gaynor (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Gloria Gaynor

    1970s disco-singer Gloria Gaynor.

  • Behind the Music - Blondie (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:


    Blondie finds success in the early '80s after emerging from the new-wave music scene.

  • Behind the Music - Harry Chapin (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Harry Chapin

    Harry Chapin dies in an auto accident.

  • Behind the Music - Bonnie Raitt (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Bonnie Raitt

    Bonnie Raitt's early roots in the blues and current success in rock 'n' roll.

  • Behind the Music - Robbie Robertson (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Robbie Robertson

    Robbie Robertson reflects on his career with The Band.

  • Behind the Music - Culture Club Reunion (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Culture Club Reunion

    Culture Club's Boy George discusses his relationship with band member John Moss, his drug addictions and the band's upcoming reunion tour.

  • Behind the Music - Tony Orlando (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Tony Orlando

    Tony Orlando discusses his success and his past tragedies.

  • Behind the Music - Keith Moon (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Keith Moon

    Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, is remembered by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend.

  • Behind the Music - Studio 54 (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Studio 54

    The nightclub Studio 54 was at the center of the '70s hedonistic era.

  • Behind the Music - Gloria Estefan (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Gloria Estefan

    Gloria Estefan discusses her fame, family and near-fatal accident.

  • Behind the Music - Deborah Harry/Blondie (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Deborah Harry/Blondie

  • Behind the Music - David Cassidy (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    David Cassidy

    David Cassidy abandoned his music career at the height of his fame.

  • Behind the Music - Joe Cocker (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker's career takes off after performing at Woodstock in 1969.

  • Behind the Music - Ted Nugent (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Ted Nugent

    Ted Nugent discusses his music career and his conservative political views.

  • Behind the Music - Ozzy Osbourne (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Ozzy Osbourne

    Ozzy Osbourne discusses his days with Black Sabbath and his solo career.

  • Behind the Music - Jefferson Airplane/Starship (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Jefferson Airplane/Starship

    Jefferson Airplane's original members recall their early success.

  • Behind the Music - David Crosby (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    David Crosby

    David Crosby discusses his career and family.

  • Behind the Music - Willie Nelson (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson's rise to stardom in country music.

  • Behind the Music - Gladys Knight (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Gladys Knight

    The career of Gladys Knight; with Little Richard; Dionne Warwick.

  • Behind the Music - Selena (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:


    Tejano music singer Selena Quintanilla Perez is murdered by the president of her fan club.

  • Behind the Music - Rick James (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Rick James

    Rick James' musical success and troubles with the law.

  • Behind the Music - Jerry Lee Lewis (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Jerry Lee Lewis

    Scandal and drug addiction plague Jerry Lee Lewis' music career.

  • Behind the Music - Sonny Bono (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Sonny Bono

    Sonny Bono's music career and his transition to politics.

  • Behind the Music - The Carpenters (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    The Carpenters

    Brother and sister singing duo Karen and Richard Carpenter.

  • Behind the Music - The Mamas & the Papas (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    The Mamas & the Papas

    The Mamas & the Papas discuss their fame and the death of Mama Cass.

  • Behind the Music - Jim Croce (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Jim Croce

    Jim Croce's success came mainly posthumously.

  • Behind the Music - Andy Gibb (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Andy Gibb

    Andy Gibb's early stardom and his problems with drugs and relationships.

  • Behind the Music - Lilith Fair (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Lilith Fair

    The making of Lilith Fair.

  • Behind the Music - Billy Joel (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Billy Joel

    Billy Joel's tumultuous rise to fame.

  • Behind the Music - Teddy Pendergrass (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Teddy Pendergrass

    Teddy Pendergrass scores a comeback after an accident leaves him paralyzed.

  • Behind the Music - The Image Makers (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    The Image Makers

    Photographers' influence on the music industry.

  • Behind the Music - Nowhere to Hide (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Nowhere to Hide

    Musicians and stalkers.

  • Behind the Music - MC Hammer (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    MC Hammer

    MC Hammer's swift rise to fame and descent into bankruptcy.

  • Behind the Music - Milli Vanilli (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Milli Vanilli

    Milli Vanilli's rise to fame and the aftermath of their decline.

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