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Behind the Music Season 5 Episodes

28 Episodes 2001 - 2002

Episode 1

Pat Benatar

Sun, Aug 5, 2001 60 mins

Rocker Pat Benatar is profiled via interviews with the singer, band mates, family members, peers and industry insiders. Also: performance clips and personal photos.

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Episode 2

REO Speedwagon

Sun, Aug 12, 2001 60 mins

REO Speedwagon's drive to the top of the record charts is chronicled via interviews with the band's members, including singer Kevin Cronin and former lead guitarist Gary Richrath. Founded in the late 1960s, REO logged countless miles on the rock circuit before finding success with "Keep On Loving You" in 1980. A string of radio-friendly hits ("Take It on the Run," "Can't Fight This Feeling") followed. Also detailed: how Richrath's inability to curb his partying lifestyle led to his dismissal from the band.

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Episode 3

Twisted Sister

Sun, Aug 19, 2001 60 mins

Glam-metal band Twisted Sister is profiled via interviews with the five members from the band's heyday, clips from their videos and concerts and footage of singer Dee Snider testifying at Senate hearings on music censorship.

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Episode 4

Hair

Sun, Aug 26, 2001 60 mins

A chronicle of "Hair," the late-1960s stage musical that later became a theatrical film. Interviews include Treat Williams, Milos Forman, Diane Keaton, Michael Butler, James Rado, Galt McDermott and Bertrand Castelli.

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Episode 5

Blind Melon

Sun, Sep 9, 2001 60 mins

A profile of the rock band Blind Melon includes the journals of Shannon Hoon, who died of a drug overdose, home-video footage he shot of himself and his bandmates, band interviews and comments from members of Hoon's family.

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Episode 6

Judas Priest

Sun, Sep 23, 2001 60 mins

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Episode 7

Sean Combs

Sun, Oct 7, 2001 60 mins

A profile of hip-hop impresario Sean Combs details his career successes and his often controversial personal life through interviews, newsreel footage and video clips.

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Episode 8

Aaliyah

Sun, Oct 14, 2001 60 mins

A profile of R&B singer Aaliyah, who died at age 22 in a plane crash in August 2001. Included are interviews with the singer, members of her family, her boyfriend and her choreographer.

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Episode 9

Sinead O'Connor

Sun, Oct 21, 2001 60 mins

This look at Sinead O'Connor features interviews in which the Irish singer discusses the abuse she suffered during her childhood, her ambivalence about stardom and the struggle to reconcile her love of God with her problems with the Catholic Church.

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Episode 10

Lindsey Buckingham

Sun, Nov 11, 2001 60 mins

A profile of Fleetwood Mac guitarist-singer Lindsey Buckingham, featuring interviews, performance clips and archival footage.

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Episode 11

Mary J. Blige

Sun, Nov 18, 2001 60 mins

A profile of the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, featuring interviews with the singer, performance clips and newsreel-type footage.

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Episode 12

Salt 'n' Pepa

Sun, Apr 8, 2001 60 mins

A profile of rap's first female stars, Salt 'n' Pepa, featuring interviews with front women Cheryl James and Sandra Denton, deejays Pam Green and Dee Dee Roper, producer-manager Hurby Azor and Queen Latifah.

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Episode 13

Sublime

Sun, Dec 9, 2001 60 mins

A profile of the ska band Sublime, which scored its first hit single and CD shortly after lead singer Brad Nowell scored his last dose of heroin and OD'd. Included: interviews with the surviving band members and Nowell's family.

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Episode 14

The Cult

Sun, Jan 20, 2002 60 mins

A profile of Ian Astbury's heavy-metal band the Cult includes interview clips and archival footage.

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Episode 15

Hall & Oates

Sun, Jan 27, 2002 60 mins

This look at Daryl Hall and John Oates features interviews with the duo, their families and manager Tommy Mottola, plus video and concert clips. Songs include "Sara Smile" and "She's Gone."

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Episode 16

Busta Rhymes

Sun, Feb 17, 2002 60 mins

A portrait of rap star Busta Rhymes emerges from interviews with Rhymes, family members, bandmates and such fellow artists as Chuck D., Q-Tip, Sean Combs, Lenny Kravitz, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Rah Digga.

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Episode 17

Anthrax

Sun, Mar 10, 2002 60 mins

A profile of Anthrax, a seminal speed-metal band that was among the first to fuse rap and metal. Included: interviews with band members and archival clips.

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Episode 18

Sheryl Crow

Sun, Mar 17, 2002 60 mins

A profile of Sheryl Crow, featuring interviews with the singer, members of her family and fellow musicians, including Stevie Nicks and Don Henley. Also: archival clips.

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Episode 19

Garbage

Sun, Apr 7, 2002 60 mins

The band Garbage is profiled via clips and interviews with band members.

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Episode 20

Foreigner

Sun, Apr 28, 2002 60 mins

Foreigner is profiled. Formed in 1976, the British hard-rock group delivered such hits as "Hot Blooded," "Waiting for a Girl like You" and "I Want to Know What Love Is."

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Episode 21

Boyz II Men

Sun, Aug 25, 2002 60 mins

A profile of R&B singing group Boyz II Men includes interviews with group members and those close to them. Also: archival clips.

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Episode 22

Bob Marley

Sun, Jun 30, 2002 90 mins

The musical legacy of reggae icon Bob Marley is evoked in joyful performance clips and in interviews with Marley, members of his family, those he recorded with and famous fans.

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Episode 23

Updates and Fresh Takes

Sat, Aug 31, 2002 30 mins

Updates and fresh takes on artists profiled on the series who've had noteworthy ups or downs since their episode first aired.

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Episode 24

Riches to Rags

Tue, Aug 27, 2002 30 mins

A look at episodes that explore riches-to-rags stories, including falls from grace by TLC, MC Hammer and Willie Nelson, along with Dee Snider of Twisted Sister.

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Episode 25

Most Shocking Moments

Wed, Aug 28, 2002 30 mins

A look at some of the most shocking moments in the series' first five years, including an infamous incident involving Ozzy Osbourne and a dove, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC burning down her boyfriend Andre Rison's mansion and Leif Garrett confronting his past in the person of someone he'd wronged 20 years ago.

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Episode 26

Near-Death Experiences

Fri, Aug 30, 2002 30 mins

A look at near-death experiences from the series' first five years, including close calls for Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Tina Turner.

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Episode 27

Raunchiest Revelations

Mon, Aug 26, 2002 30 mins

A look at the raunchiest revelations in the show's five-year history includes tawdry tidbits about a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, Poison groupies, the Go-Go's and a notorious videotape made by Motley Crue's Tommy Lee.

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Episode 28

Heartbreaks and Breakups

Thu, Aug 29, 2002 30 mins

This look at heartbreaks and breakups from the series' first five seasons includes the end of romances between Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal of No Doubt; Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac; and Jennifer Lopez and Sean Combs.

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