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EVERY WEEKEND BEGINNING AUGUST 14

Experience all-new stories of your favorite bands and music icons. Go behind the scenes of Jim Morrison, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, Metallica and more with your exclusive backstage pass – only on REELZ.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

JIM MORRISON: RIDER ON THE STORM – 8 ET/PT

In July 1965 Jim Morrison ran into classmate and keyboardist Ray Manzarek on a beach in Venice California and the two decided to start a rock band. Just two short years later The Doors hit “Light My Fire” topped the Billboard Hot 100. As one of the most memorable artists of the 20th century the creative rebel brilliance of Morrison was only matched by his penchant for raw self-destruction which culminated in his untimely death at just 27 years old. Jim Morrison: Rider on the Storm explores every chapter of the mysterious rocker’s life and his search for his true identity.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15

PINK FLOYD: BREAKING THE BAND – 8 ET/PT

With their astounding 250 million albums sold Pink Floyd is among the most successful rock bands of all time but the band was nearly broken before they rocketed to success. The British rockers had always been at the center of the ‘60s psychedelic rock era with their experimental sound incorporating sound effects and playing live gigs with long and improvised sets but lead guitarist and singer Syd Barrett took it too far.

PINK FLOYD: BREAKING THE BAND – 8 ET/PT

With their astounding 250 million albums sold Pink Floyd is among the most successful rock bands of all time but the band was nearly broken before they rocketed to success. The British rockers had always been at the center of the ‘60s psychedelic rock era with their experimental sound incorporating sound effects and playing live gigs with long and improvised sets but lead guitarist and singer Syd Barrett took it too far.

GENESIS: BREAKING THE BAND – 9 ET/PT

One of the biggest bands of the 20th century Genesis sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and sold out thousands of shows. But their story is as remarkable for the band’s success as it is for their extraordinary transformation from cult progressive rockers to pop-rock superstars. Along the way power struggles saw the band fragment with lead singer Peter Gabriel and eventually drummer Phil Collins both leaving to launch massively successful solo careers.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

METAL: A HEADBANGER’S JOURNEY – 8 ET/PT

An illuminating examination of the heavy metal music subculture through the lens of anthropologist and lifelong heavy metal music fan Sam Dunn who takes viewers on a global journey asking why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned yet loved so passionately by millions of fans.

METAL: A HEADBANGER’S JOURNEY – 8 ET/PT

An illuminating examination of the heavy metal music subculture through the lens of anthropologist and lifelong heavy metal music fan Sam Dunn who takes viewers on a global journey asking why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned yet loved so passionately by millions of fans.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

WHITESNAKE: BREAKING THE BAND – 8 ET/PT

Whitesnake was the brainchild of former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale. They appeared on the English music scene in 1978 with raunchy lyrics and a big blues rock sound. Over the next 12 years Coverdale’s grit and determination went on to drive the band to become one of the biggest successes of the “Hair Metal Age”. But there were plenty of casualties on the way with a host of lineup changes as Coverdale ruthlessly searched for the winning formula.

ALICE COOPER: BREAKING THE BAND – 9 ET/PT

The band Alice Cooper rose from total anonymity to become one of the highest grossing groups in the world capturing the imagination of a generation with iconic hits including “School’s Out” and their provocative often controversial stage show. But the pressure to continue their success was immense. And when their intriguing frontman began to monopolize the spotlight it rankled the other band members.

ALICE COOPER: BREAKING THE BAND – 9 ET/PT

The band Alice Cooper rose from total anonymity to become one of the highest grossing groups in the world capturing the imagination of a generation with iconic hits including “School’s Out” and their provocative often controversial stage show. But the pressure to continue their success was immense. And when their intriguing frontman began to monopolize the spotlight it rankled the other band members.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

MICHAEL JACKSON: INSIDE HIS MIND – 9 ET/10 PT

Innocent or guilty? Man or child? Extrovert or introvert? Michael Jackson left many questions about his life unanswered. His controversial decisions involving personal relationships, child care, spending habits and drug dependency make his story one of the great riddles of pop culture and music. So who was this man and why did he operate in such strange ways with such bizarre consequences?

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28

RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE – 8 ET/PT

As one of the most influential rock bands ever Rush ranks third in consecutive gold or platinum albums after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The band’s devoted following numbers in the millions worldwide and their music is revered by generations of musicians. Now their story is the focus of Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage chronicling the group’s 40-year history in a comprehensive exploration of the extraordinary power trio, the evolution of their sound and celebrating their continuing popularity.

RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE – 8 ET/PT

As one of the most influential rock bands ever Rush ranks third in consecutive gold or platinum albums after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The band’s devoted following numbers in the millions worldwide and their music is revered by generations of musicians. Now their story is the focus of Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage chronicling the group’s 40-year history in a comprehensive exploration of the extraordinary power trio, the evolution of their sound and celebrating their continuing popularity.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29

METALLICA: BREAKING THE BAND – 8 ET/PT

With a combined fortune of more than $900 million and a band life spanning four decades Metallica are undisputed royalty in heavy metal history. Their 1991 album “Metallica” also known as “The Black Album” was certified 16x platinum and changed the course of heavy metal along with plunging the young quartet into mega stardom. But it wasn’t always an easy road. Struggles with aggression, addiction, jealousy and the death of a beloved band member have sent Metallica in and out of darkness since the band’s inception and yet they continue to thrive.

AC/DC: BREAKING THE BAND – 9 ET/PT

Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young are the heart and co-founders of Australian rock band AC/DC. The two were the youngest of eight siblings and grew up in a working-class family where rock and roll was the only life they ever knew. Both brothers had a relentless and take no prisoners attitude towards success and they shared the dream to get to the top and become guitar toting multi-millionaires. Their desire to conquer the world with their singular brand of heavy rock came before everything including family relationships and over 35 years many of those around them would be chewed up and spat out as AC/DC rose to world domination.

AC/DC: BREAKING THE BAND – 9 ET/PT

Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young are the heart and co-founders of Australian rock band AC/DC. The two were the youngest of eight siblings and grew up in a working-class family where rock and roll was the only life they ever knew. Both brothers had a relentless and take no prisoners attitude towards success and they shared the dream to get to the top and become guitar toting multi-millionaires. Their desire to conquer the world with their singular brand of heavy rock came before everything including family relationships and over 35 years many of those around them would be chewed up and spat out as AC/DC rose to world domination.