‘Biography’ Rocks Takes a Trip Down Metal Legends Memory Lane

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, (aired December 13, 2006), 1994-2009,
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The long-running docuseries Biography takes to the stage Sundays in June (premiering June 16 on A&E) and focuses the spotlight on five hard-rock idols. Here’s a list of who is being covered and when you can catch it!

Biography: Bret Michaels

Sunday, June 16 at 9pm EST

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 17: Poison singer Bret Michaels performs during a sold-out show at the Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort August 17, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The rock group is touring in support of the new album of cover songs, "Poison'd!"

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The special monthlong celebration of rock legends kicks off with an episode illuminating the personal history of Poison frontman Bret Michaels, and how he went from a boy in small-town Pennsylvania to one of the most recognizable faces in America, all the while keeping his band together and surviving several near-death experiences (and winning a season of Celebrity Apprentice).

Biography: Dee Snider & Biography: Alice Cooper

Sunday, June 23 beginning at 9pm EST

Alice Cooper, 1975

Two back-to-back episodes beginning with Dee Snider, the face of Twisted Sister’s anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” followed by the “Godfather of Shock Rock,” Alice Cooper, who faced many personal challenges throughout his career, including a long battle with addiction.

Biography: Sammy Hagar & Biography: Sebastian Bach

Sunday, June 30 beginning at 9pm EST

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 30: Singer Sebastian Bach performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino December 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The final night of the series puts the spotlight on Sammy Hagar’s difficult path to fame from a poverty-stricken childhood with an alcoholic boxer for a father to replacing David Lee Roth as the lead vocalist of Van Halen in 1985 and eventually being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Finally, you can experience the highs and lows of Canadian bad boy rocker and Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, who continued to stay in the spotlight into the new century by playing a recurring character on the beloved comedy series Gilmore Girls.

Each documentary will feature exclusive interviews with the artists and those closest to them, as well as archival footage, and is a must-watch for music fans.