Breaking the Band

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  • 2018
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.9  (88)

Breaking the Band is a riveting documentary series that delves into some of the most iconic rock bands in the world, exploring their meteoric rise to fame, the intense creative clashes that precipitated their breakups, and the impact they left on the music industry.

Hosted by Dee Snider, Linda Papadopoulos, and Eddie Trunk, the show features candid interviews with band members, managers, producers, and industry insiders, as well as rare archival footage and exclusive photos that offer an intimate glimpse into the lives and careers of some of rock's biggest names.

Each episode of Breaking the Band showcases a different band, highlighting their highs and lows, triumphs and tragedies, and the personal and professional relationships that shaped their sound and style. The narration is accompanied by immersive reenactments of key moments and events, including recording sessions, concerts, and behind-the-scenes drama.

Over the course of the series, viewers will learn the untold stories behind the seminal bands that defined the rock and roll landscape, from Pink Floyd and Guns N' Roses to The Doors and Van Halen. Through interviews with band members who were there firsthand, fans will discover the tensions and inner workings that ultimately led to the group's demise.

Breaking the Band also takes a critical look at the impact these bands had on society at the time of their debut and the lasting legacy they left in their wake. Not only did these bands change the face of music, but they also became symbols of counterculture, rebellion, and artistic expression, inspiring generations of musicians and fans alike.

Beyond just recounting the events of the past, Breaking the Band also draws parallels to modern-day music, examining how the artists of today are influenced by the bands that came before them. Each episode offers a unique perspective on the music industry, exploring the business side of the industry, the creative process of making music, and the emotional toll that fame and success can take on an artist.

With its thrilling pacing, expert interviews, and insightful analysis, Breaking the Band is a must-see for any music fan. Whether you're a die-hard fan of classic rock or discovering these iconic bands for the first time, Breaking the Band offers something for everyone, shedding new light on the stories behind the music we know and love.

Breaking the Band is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on June 10, 2018.

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Breaking the Band is available for streaming on the Reelz website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Breaking the Band on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon Prime, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    June 10, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (88)