MEGADETH TO BE PROFILED ON VH1'S "BEHIND THE
MUSIC" ON APRIL 22;
Metal masters Megadeth will be the subject of a new episode of VH1's
Broadcast times for "Behind the Music" are 11 a.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern. "Rock Show" is scheduled for its normal air time of midnight Eastern.
VH1's "Behind the Music" documentary series is enormously popular and critically acclaimed. The series has become such a cultural touchstone that it's already been parodied by U.S. television comedy classics "Saturday Night Live" and "The Simpsons."
Megadeth's colorful history is indeed appropriate for the "Behind the Music" focus. Vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine was a founding member of Metallica before he was fired in 1982. He then formed Megadeth, a technically dazzling and lyrically challenging quartet that has earned seven Grammy Award nominations. But Megadeth's career hasn't been smooth and hassle-free despite critical accolades and sales of 20 million albums worldwide. Several personnel changes have occurred, with Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson the only constants. Add to that Mustaine's decade-long struggle with heroin addiction, and a recipe for disaster seemed obvious. Fortunately, Mustaine beat his addiction and never lost sight of his musical vision. Megadeth's story truly is a fascinating one.
Mustaine and Ellefson will discuss the "Moto Psycho" video and the band's Sanctuary Records-based rebirth on "Rock Show."
"Behind the Music," "Rock Show" and the upcoming
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