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"Behind the Music" Returns With Specials on Lennon, Metallica

January 14, 2010 12:00 AM ET

After VH1 relaunched Behind the Music in 2009 with specials on Lil Wayne and 50 Cent, the long-running documentary series will head to VH1 Classic in 2010 with eight new half-hour specials dedicated to some of the biggest artists in rock history. Behind the Music Remastered will feature episodes on John Lennon, Metallica, Genesis, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Judas Priest. While all of these artists have previously been featured on BTM, the Remastered series will pick up where those episodes left off with new interviews and footage from the past decade. Behind the Music Remastered will premiere on VH1 Classic on Saturday, February 6th.

Want to look back at these artists' career right now? Check out our galleries:

Metallica: Three Decades of Metal Mayhem
Genesis: Photos From "Chapter & Verse"
John Lennon's New York Years

 

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