VH1 Storytellers - Season 5

Sunday 10:00 PM on VH1 Premiered Jun 02, 1996 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • The Doors - A Celebration
    The three surviving members of the group reunite for the first time in 25 years, sharing the stage with guest vocalists. Days of The New front man Travis Meeks sings "The End", Perry Farrell does "L.A. Woman", Creed's Scott Stapp performs "Roadhouse Blues" and "Light My Fire", Scott Weiland does "Break On Through" and "Five To One", and the Cult's Ian Astbury sings "Whiskey Bar/Back Door Man".moreless
  • Smashing Pumpkins
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Episode 10
    Billy Corgan, the writer and lead singer for Smashing Pumpkins, tells all about the inspirations for some of his best songs. Taped in August toward the end of their final tour, the selections include "Today", "Thirty-Three", "1979", and "Try".
  • No Doubt
    No Doubt
    Episode 9
    The ska/pop outfit led by Gwen Stefani revisits the emotional songs written about Gwen's breakup with Tony Kanal, the group's bassist. They perform hits including "Don't Speak", "Sunday Morning", "Just A Girl", and "Ex-girlfriend".
  • Duran Duran
    Duran Duran
    Episode 8
    This band of new-wavers took full advantage of the then-new video medium. Here we see them tell anecdotes about writing and recording some of their biggest hits, including "View To A Kill", "Rio", "Hungry Like The Wolf", and "Girls On Film".
  • Bon Jovi
    Bon Jovi
    Episode 7
    The New Jersey band perform their hits, live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. After performing acounsticly at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards show, Bon Jovi was widely credited with inspiring the "Unplugged" series. That theme is continued here. Songs include "It's My Life", "Livin' On A Prayer", and "Runaway".moreless
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
    The legendary quartet play songs from their 30 year career, and throw in some solo work. Neil Young performs "After The Gold Rush" on solo organ. Graham Nash contributes "Our House". David Crosby reveals the genesis of his "Dream For Him", about a father's love for his son. Other songs include "Guinnevere", "Teach Your Children", and "Only Love Can Break Your Heart".moreless
  • Best Of Storytellers
    This episode is a collection of some of most memorable moments of the first four seasons. Presented as regular broadcast, this coincides with the April 25 CD release. Performances include: John Mellencamp "Jack And Diane"; Dave Matthews "Crush"; Jewel "Who Will Save Your Soul"; Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks "Strong Enough"; Eurythmics "Here Comes The Rain Again"; Counting Crows "Rain King"; David Bowie "China Girl"; and Elvis Costello "Just A Memory".moreless
  • Stone Temple Pilots
    Scott Weiland leads his band STP through an array of their hits, including "Plush", "Sex Type Thing", "Sour Girl", and "Interstate Love Song". Scott talks about his recent well-publicised legal and substance problems, as well as painful relationship situations, which included an abortion.
  • Pete Townshend
    Pete Townshend
    Episode 3
    Pete chats with a small audience in London about some of the misconceptions about the meanings of his lyrics. He performs some of The Who's classics, including "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Won't Get Fooled Again".
  • Don Henley
    Don Henley
    Episode 2
    Performing some of his solo smashes and Eagles' classics, Don reminisces about his childhood and life in Texas, where neighbors would gather outside in the evenings and tell stories. He took questions from the audience, in which Sheryl Crow caught him off guard. Included songs are "End Of The Innocence", "Life In The Fast Lane", and "Boys Of Summer".moreless
  • Steely Dan
    Steely Dan
    Episode 1
    Reunited after twenty years, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen host an hour of their songs, take requests from the audience, and in typically cryptic fashion divulge some of the concepts behind their music. Example: "This song is about a mythical girl or a real girl..I'm not sure which". Songs include "Peg", "Kid Charlemagne", "Bad Sneakers", "Cousin Dupree", and "Josie".moreless