1. Behind The Music Remastered 2010 Alice Cooper: Originally, there was a band called Alice Cooper led by a singer named Vincent Damon Furnier. Under his direction, Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood, and huge boa constrictors, all coordinated by the heavily made-up Furnier. By that time, Furnier had adopted the name for his androgynous on-stage personality. While the visuals were extremely important to the group’s impact, the band’s music was nearly as distinctive. Driven by raw, simple riffs and melodies that derived from ’60s guitar pop as well as show tunes, it was rock & roll at its most basic and catchy, even when the band ventured into psychedelia and art rock. After the original group broke up and Furnier began a solo career as Alice Cooper, his actual music lost most of its theatrical flourishes, becoming straightforward heavy metal, yet his stage show retained all of the trademark props that made him the king of shock rock.
2. Behind The Music (Original) “Episode 102” 2010 Meatloaf: For more than 40 years Meat Loaf has entertained and impressed audiences with his distinct singing style and enthusiastic acting. Known for his outrageous live performances, Meat Loaf hit it big with ‘Bat Out of Hell.’ Unfortunately, his stream of good luck took a turn and brought him on an emotional roller-coaster ride.
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