MEGADETH Episode of VH-1 Behind The Music
Over One Hour of Unreleased Footage
The story of legendary heavy metal pioneers Megadeth is too shocking, vibrant, amazing, unsettling and ultimately redeeming to completely tell in a one-hour documentary. VH-1's enormously popular television series Behind the Music episode about vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine and company was broadcast in April 2001.
However, Megadeth's career will be traced much deeper on the DVD and VHS home video of Behind the Music, which is set for release on October 9th, 2001, and features more than one hour of previously unaired footage. The uncensored video for Megadeth''s single "Moto Psycho" from 2001's The World Needs a Hero on Sanctuary Records is also included.
For nearly two decades, Megadeth's fiercely original style of music has mesmerized rock fans and critics alike and yielded sales of 20 million albums worldwide and seven Grammy Award nominations. Mustaine started the band in 1982 after he was fired from Metallica, and along with bassist David Ellefson, they have weathered five lineups, the current one featuring guitarist Al Pitrelli and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso.
The ravages of hard living battered the band, particularly Mustaine, who fought heroin addiction for 10 years, but Megadeth still created classic albums like Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?, Rust in Peace and Countdown to Extinction. Fifteen trips to rehab and one near-death experience are part of this frightening chapter of Megadeth's story, but so is survival and a relentless, clear focus on what's important -- the music itself.
The U.S. leg of Megadeth's world tour for The World Needs a Hero storms on at the following: