Peter Frampton shot to superstardom in the 1970s after his live rock album sold a record-breaking number of copies.
The rock band Styx broke up in 1984, after being pulled in two different directions by vocalists Dennis DeYoung and Tommy Shaw.
An eclectic group of bands finds popularity in 1977; includes Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Sex Pistols.
A veteran of L.A. street violence, Grammy award-winning rap artist Ice-T caused a furor with his 1993 single "Cop Killer.".
Kathy Griffin reviews the series' great moments and gives updates on featured musicians; celebrity testimonials.
After two near-death experiences, '70s pop star Cat Stevens turns his back on the music industry and embraces the Muslim faith.
Canadian pop band Barenaked Ladies achieved stardom, propelled by their antics and high-powered shows.
Rock band Chicago survived the accidental death of singer-guitarist Terry Kath in 1978 to ride a second wave of success in the 1980s.
Teenage pop star Tiffany rocketed to fame with the hit single "I Think We're Alone Now," but her private life was a nightmare.
The group Badfinger found great success after being signed to the Beatles' Apple Records label, but financial and legal troubles left them broken and led to suicide.
Brian Setzer has pursued his musical passions for 20 years, and had a huge part in the resurgent popularity of both rockabilly and big-band swing music.
The life and times of rap artist Snoop Dogg, including his childhood in Long Beach, Calif., and the untimely death of his friend Tupac Shakur.
Creed has sold over 10 million albums in five years despite being stigmatized as a Christian rock band.
John Lennon's last five years of life are chronicled through archival footage and interviews with Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon and Lennon himself.
Musician Art Alexakis nearly died of a drug overdose at age 22 before cleaning up his act and forming the rock trio Everclear.
The year 2000 bristled with controversies, including the case against Napster, rapper Eminem's inflammatory song lyrics and other musical rows.
From Broadway to the silver screen, the musical "Grease" continues to be enjoyed by audiences worldwide.
The pop-rock band Huey Lewis & the News is comprised of six boyhood friends who are still touring after 20 years.
The band members of Journey relive the chart-topping success they enjoyed in the '80s, as well as the challenges they faced in later years.
The Doobie Brothers disbanded in 1982 after being derailed by hard drugs, but they reunited in the late 1980s.
The life and career of legendary rocker Rod Stewart, from his birth in war-torn London to his breakout hit, "Maggie May.".
A new way of marketing movies on the fledgling cable channel MTV turned the low-budget film "Flashdance" into a smash hit.
In spite of roadblocks, the film "Saturday Night Fever" became a pop phenomenon, breaking attendance records and kindling a disco dance craze.
Billy Idol chronicles his career as a rock icon with the trademark sneer and spiky hair.
Heavy-metal pioneer Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth after being kicked out of Metallica in 1982.
The idealism of the '60s gives way to cynicism as the United States pulls out of Vietnam; the White House conspires to silence John Lennon; the Rolling Stones release "Exile on Main Street.".
Music from 1975.
Blues Traveler bounces back after John Popper's emergency angioplasty and the death of 31-year-old Bobby Sheehan.
Sting, Pat Benatar, Debbie Harry, Andy Summers and others talk about the music scene in 1981 and the advent of MTV and music videos.
The music scene in 1987, including George Michael, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Poison, Whitesnake and others.
The year 1994 saw the marriage of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley, the death of Kurt Cobain, the rise of Sean "Puffy" Combs and the O.J. Simpson trial.
The career of teen idol Rick Nelson, from his rise as a pop-rockabilly musician in the '50s, to his death in a fiery plane wreck on New Year's Eve 1985.
The turbulent life of rapper Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., and why a former LAPD detective claims he was forced to drop his investigation into Smalls' unsolved shooting death. Includes interviews with Sean "Puffy" Combs, Russell Simmons, Faith Evans and others.
The punk band Green Day experienced a backlash from their "original" fans after hard work and a grueling tour schedule landed them a major label record contract.
Friends and colleagues discuss the long and industrious career of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond.