Series premieres Nov 15th on AXS TV
AXS TV’s Music’s Greatest Mysteries is an updated and truncated version of VH1’s Behind The Music. The docu-series shines a light on the unique and enigmatic stories that shaped the history of music. The six episode inaugural season premieres on Sunday, November 15th at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on AXS TV.
The premiere episode dives into The Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson and his relationship with serial killer Charlie Manson, seeking to answer if Wilson angered Manson during the summer of 1968. The second story looks at Post Malone’s infatuation with the occult and looks at the possibility that he may be cursed by the world’s most haunted object. The final story examines whether or not a failed audition as a backup singer in Reba McEntire’s band saved Faith Hill’s life at the start of her career.
I always enjoy these music docs, whether in short or long form. The show runs just short of 22 minutes, with the most attention focused on the Dennis Wilson/Charles Manson connection. Post Malone gets about five to six minutes of focus while Reba McEntire and Faith Hill get around three minutes total at the end.
My only complaint about the episodes are too short. I understand production costs, air time, etc., are the likely cause for a 30 minute block, but having longer episodes or focusing more on one to two stories per episode would maintain better pacing, in my opinion. Either way, this series has my full attention and I’m looking forward to the other stories they’re going to tell.
Upcoming episodes explore the answers to intriguing questions such as Why Did Michael Jackson And Prince Feud?, Was Elvis A Narc?, and Is Avril Lavigne Really Dead?, as well as addressing The Conspiracies Of Backmasking, The Myths Of KISS and The Sad Story Of “Friends In Low Places,” among many others. Not only are the themes meshed in history, but so are the interview locations. Legendary music venues such as The Bluebird Café in Nashville and Antone’s in Austin will be woven into the fabric of these stories.