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Catch "Behind the Music Remastered: JUDAS PRIEST" February 13th at 10PM ET

  • News // » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:10AM
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VH1’s Emmy Award-nominated and critically acclaimed series “Behind The Music,” returns to continue some of these now iconic stories. This Saturday, February 13 at 10PM ET, VH1 Classic will air eight new half-hour weekly episodes of “Behind the Music Remastered” featuring some of classic rocks seminal artists including: Genesis, Mötley Crüe, Metallica, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, and John Lennon. Picking up where the original “Behind the Music” episodes left off, VH1 Classic will air brand new interviews, footage, and video clips that update the stories of several classic artists over the last 10 to 15 years.

Be sure to catch the latest episode of Behind the Music Remastered this Saturday, February 13th at 10/9C as the series chronicles the colorful history of the quintessential hard rock band of the 80s, Judas Priest. Four guys from working-class rural England, rose from the smoke of their heavy industry town in the late 70's to become pioneers of 'The New Wave of British Heavy Metal". Judas Priest washed ashore in the United States in 1977 and catapulted to popularity to become one of the biggest bands in the world. The history of Judas Priest spans 30 years and includes a well-publicized 1990 court case centered around subliminal messages; the '92 departure of the lead singer Rob Halford after twenty years with the band and his surprising 'coming out' in '98 as a homosexual man; the rebirth of Judas Priest with a new singer Ripper Owens; and the return to metal by Rob Halford with his current band, 'Halford'. In spite of everything, the band continues to rock on with the 2001 release of their latest album 'Demolition.' Includes interviews with: Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing, Ian Hill, Scott Travis, the new singer Ripper Owens, management, family and friends flesh out this hour-long documentary on 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 13th.

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