This extended Behind the Music details the tumultuous life and career of hard rock pioneer Dave Mustaine and his band, Megadeth. Kicked out of Metallica, the band he co-founded, in 1982, the guitarist/vocalist got his reve... more »nge by forming Megadeth. His mission statement for his new group: "...to be the fastest, utmost furious heavy metal band ever." But if anybody embodied the philosophy "live hard, play hard" it was Mustaine, who battled heroin addiction for nearly 10 years. Five lineups, 16 trips to rehab, one near-death experience, and more than 20 million albums later, Megadeth have more than made their mark in metal. Also included: "too hot for MTV/VH1" version of the video for "Moto Psycho."« less
Worth the money...extended version of VH1 special.
Chris J. Hudson | San Antonio, TX, United States | 02/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Megadeth since the 80's. So when VH1 aired an episode of "Behind The Music" devoted to Megadeth, I watched and even recorded it. I knew that the show was released commercially by the band on dvd, but initially didn't see any point in buying it because I'd taped it off of VH1. However I found out later that the dvd features an extended version of the show, and has some extra stuff, so I decided to buy the dvd. I'm really glad I did! First of all, the "Behind the Music" episode has a lot of footage that must've got cut to fit the show into VH1's time requirements. The extra footage is really good and gives a lot more background about the band. Also included as a bonus feature on the dvd is some extra interview footage with various people. You also get the "Moto Psycho" music video too. I also really liked the layout of the dvd menus. Very nicely done, with a different Megadeth song playing at each menu. If you're even hesitating about buying this, DON'T! If you're a Megadeth fan at all, you won't be dissapointed."
Megadeth is back!
Anders | Gothenburg, Sweden | 10/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With a new studio album, an upcoming live album and this DVD, Megadeth is back with a vengeance! This DVD is an extended version of VH1's Behind The Music. The TV-show mostly featured the earlier albums, but here you get it all, inc. the uncensored video of "Moto Psycho". High improvement over earlier videos released by the band, such as "Rusted Pieces".
A must for everyone who loves Megadeth or thrash metal in general!Minus: Only released in the US and Canada. Zone-free player required."
Doesn't do the band justice
Chelle | 05/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Megadeth has reigned in my mind and heart as the absolute best that music has to offer, therefore, I was seething with anticipation for this Behind the Music segment. I watched what originally aired on VH-1 and was bitterly disappointed. The extras on this dvd are somewhat mollifying, but still it lingers.For years, more than I can remember now, I was(and still am) enthralled with Dave Mustaine. His intelligence and lyrical mastery far surpassed that of his peers. And the music itself, well, I can't explain the genius of the speed, the melody, and the control that he/they have over it all. But instead of showing the almost palpable intensity and intelligence that Mustaine emanates, the show fell back on the drug abuse and excess that would make of Megadeth little more than another hair band. I knew, just as any other fan would know, that there was trouble in the band with sobriety, but where Mustaine and the boys decided to move on, the show did not. Perhaps I watched this with wishful expectations. I wanted the band to be honored, as they have never been give their due, and felt that the concentration was too heavily focused on the chaos rather than the balance.I'm giving this dvd four stars because it is a must for any Megadeth fan despite what I see as its failings(which is just my opinion.)And the extras are really great. Since MTV has give their videos no air time, it's wonderful to be able to see them at all. If you love the band as much as I do, if you want to see them praised, I wouldn't recommend watching this with the same mindset that I did. Perhaps then more enjoyment could be taken from it."
Awestruck by intensity!
Ian Liddell | Herndon, VA USA | 10/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Welcome to the long awaited video biography of the most notorious band in heavy metal history, Megadeth! Surviving many obstacles and numerous tragedies, this band arose from the ashes to become a great force in the realm of rock music.
This extended DVD takes you through the complete life of Megadeth and the band's creator, Dave Mustaine. With commentary from ex band members, former managers, family members, and special appearances by Lars & James of Metallica, and Alice Cooper. The bonus footage includes a discography, several behind the scenes interviews, and the unedited version of Megadeth's latest music video assault, Moto Psycho.
I highly recommend you buy this extraordinary and long deserved tribute DVD today! I have always been a fan of the VH-1 Behind The Music specials, but this one definately takes the cake. This special was so popular, VH-1 granted Megadeth permission to make this extended, unedited version of the critically acclaimed Megadeth Behind The Music, by far the most entertaining music documentary I have ever seen. You can buy it right here ...! You will not be disappointed. Infact this documentary is not only for Megadeth fans, it is something that anyone can and will appreciate. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be in awe of the awesome power that is and will always be...Megadeth.Ian Liddell"
MEGADETH - BEST BAND ON PLANET
Amy Lynn | Pennsylvania United States | 06/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd was awsome. Any megadeth fan needs this dvd. It covers the history of megadeth starting with the earliest years when mustaine was kicked from metallica to the most recent years . IT HAS AWSOME EXTRAS. THIS IS A GEM. AND DAVE MUSTAINE IS A GREAT TALENT. He is intelligent, cool and his lyrics are the most thought provoking intelligent amazing lyrics ive ever heard. I met him - his personality is awsome and his attitude. He is a great man and he has been through some hard times but has done many good things with his life and career also that came outa it. He can sing with the passion ive never heard anyone else sing with , he can write like a genius, he can play guitar as good as anyone in metallica and he is a force in metal. He is one of a kind- even through all the line ups of band members over the years the band never lost its power and skill and its because of mustaine and ellefson and thier amazing talents. Dave mustaine is brilliant and i hope megadeth gets back together in the future."