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Behind the music documentary

Behind the music documentary which was recently shown on VH1 in the US has been posted on Youtube. Act fast before Powers That Be(tm) take it down.
All in all, I must say it’s rather well done, considering the enormity of the task of covering the 45-year history of the band in 45 minutes. Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice, Simper, Hughes, Coverdale, Derek Lawrence, Michael Bradford, Joe Satriani, and Lars Ulrich were interviewed for the film, with some interview footage from archives (obviously, in case of Jon Lord).

Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov for the info.

16 Comments to “Behind the music documentary”:

  1. 1
    Mark After Dark says:


  2. 2
    LRT says:

    I don’t know, it seemed like almost all of the small stuff was wrong. Can’t believe the easy stuff is so hard. Nice of them to grab them during recording time to interview them, without it there wouldn’t be much to appreciate really.

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    Drdp says:

    It could have EASILY been 2 hours long or in the case of airing commercials……. 90 minutes!

  4. 4
    ron says:

    Great episode. Covered most important major periods of the band except JLT and Slaves and Masters.

    You can see the entire episode here in the USA on the Behind the Music site:


  5. 5
    Jim says:

    Good little documentary, but all seemed a bit rushed at the end. Not enough focus on what’s happening now.

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    I saw the episode on TV. It mostly contained footage from old interviews from elsewhere except at the end when they centered on the present MK and the release of Now What. That was GREAT! Overall quite condensed and rushed. Needed at least another half hour to do this iconic band of more than 45 years justice. One thing I found troubling was that they actually made no reference to MK5….JLT. They did mention Satriani stepping in briefly before Morse took the helm. Hard to fathom how they missed the JLT era which actually produced an album…… If he see’s this, he will be livid.

    Nice exposure for the band though. ‘Storytellers’ should be next along with ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ and ‘That Metal Show’.


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    Anatole says:

    They left the Joe Lynn Turner Period out! =)
    Well done!

    Anyway, a great documentary, totally enjoyable and (almost) fresh thanks to the new interviews!

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    Mike says:

    I liked it. Great to see Deep Purple portrayed in this way for a broader audience. The interviews were great.

  9. 9
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    The Joe Lynn Turner era didn’t work for me. But it shouldn’t have been omitted from this TV show altogether.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    During S & M his voice often sounded shot, dont know why.
    Did they tour too much?

    JLT can and could sing heavy rock easily, but appearantly people are deaf or just dont give albums he is on a listen.

    I went to Rainbow shows, Odyssee live with Malmsteen, OTR.
    The man can sing!!!
    And his voice still holds up in general.

    It is a shame he does have no Ritchie or Yngwie to work with.

    He did a one off with Schenker but appearantly Joe is too expensive for MS or the latter one prefers to cross his music with Brave heart vocals.

    MS had lots of singers in his band that are not exactly top noth.
    Only Barden en Bonnet really stood out.
    And Mogg was wonderful match for him.

    JLT on board.
    Vielleicht das nachstes mal Michael? : )

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    Kidd Purple says:

    Thought it was well done for the time frame allowed . Anyone in the states seen Now What!? on the shelves yet?

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    Joe T Vermont says:

    When Roger talks about the “Ritchie or Him” moment, the pain is still quite evident on his face, even after all of those years! All in all, a good doc. Heck, any purple doc that plays on American TV is a good thing.

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    Chris Mallinson says:

    Enjoyed the documentary,agree with everyone that the end seemed very rushed. Like it or not JLT should really have got a mention.
    Clearly as its a US (and very well made) documentary it gave little insight into how big Purple were,and are, outside the US.
    The doc even neglecting to mention that in 72/73 they were the biggest selling band in the world,knocking the Stones ,Zeppelin etc into a cocked hat.Led Zep have always had a bigger profile for a number of reasons in the States and the UK,but the rest of Europe,south america and the far east regards Purple in a much higher regard than is generally acredited to them in the US and the UK,a German TV program based on a poll of most influential rock bands in history put Purple at number 1,and Zep at number 24.

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    jimmie carabineris says:

    im surprised you did not even mention the rod evans bogus deep purple incident in 1980 in the behind the music episode

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Like I stated, they needed another 30 minutes at the least to do proper justice to this band. There have been many 90 minute episodes of Behind the music. Of course they were covering much more important artists such as ‘Biggie Small’, ‘2 Pac’, ‘Madonna’, etc…….. Much more worthy?!

    Need I say more????


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    jim says:

    the video is no longer available
    youtube SUCKS !

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