Behind The Music (partially found VH1 documentary series; 1997-2014)

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The show's logo.

Status: Partially Found

Behind The Music was a musical documentary series that ran on VH1 from 1997 to 2014 becoming one of VH1's longest running programs. Created by Jeff Gaspin and Gay Rosenthal and narrated by Jim Forbes, the show profiles mostly famous musicians, locations, DJ's, years and movies that had a cultural impact on the music industry. All of the show's 244 episodes would only be aired once and never again, causing a lot of the show's episodes to be lost to time.

Lost Episodes

The VH1 website still lists the show and all its episodes, but they are not viewable. Whenever you click on an episode, some text appears that says "This Video Is Currently Unavailable Due to current rights and restrictions, this video is unavailable, but feel free to check back later. In the meantime, why not watch something else?". Although the episodes are not viewable on VH1's website, it does help on listing all the episodes and their subjects.[1]

The studio master of the Aerosmith episode was available on YouTube [2] but as of the writing of this article, it is blocked worldwide and the Australian version is the only version avalible.

Found Episodes

On December 9, 2019, the Notorious B.I.G. episode (the one that aired in 2001 before the updated version in 2009) was uploaded to YouTube by user reelblack.[3]

Cancelled Episodes

The show has very few episodes that were cancelled. The most notable one is the one on Scott Weiland (lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver). It was announced back in March 2009 that Weiland was one of the first artists to sign on to the series alongside Lil Wayne.[4] While Lil Wayne's episode aired on September 10th, 2009, Weiland's episode never aired or was possibly never made. In March 2018, three years after Weiland's death, his Wildabouts band mate Doug Grean revealed that VH1 didn't interview him enough for the episode, hence why it was never completed.[5] It didn't say who else VH1 interviewed for the cancelled episode like his bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots or Velvet Revolver. It's unknown how far production on the episode went before it got canned.


Metallica episode.
Genesis episode.
Ratt episode.
Iggy Pop episode.
Alice Cooper episode.
Ted Nugent episode.
George Michael episode.
Creed episode.
Clip from the Andy Gibb episode.
Opening of the Billy Joel episode.
Jim Croce episode.
Guns N' Roses episode.
Clips from the Steppenwolf episode.
Journey episode.
Australian version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers episode.
Australian version of the Aerosmith episode.
Blind Melon episode from season 5.
MC Hammer episode.

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