There’s no denying the power of a well-written song.  With an irresistible melody, punching bass-line, and catchy lyrics, a good song can bring down the whole house!

For many artists, it also becomes part of their signature repertoire, something that Viacom UK’s Story of the Songs goes on to explore.  The series does a deep dive into the songs that made the careers of artists such as Céline Dion and Madonna.  For its second season, Story takes a look at the songs of some of the greatest metal bands in rock history: Mötley Crüe, KISS, Alice Cooper, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, and more.

Atlantic sat down with cinematographer Toby Phillips in Portland, OR as he talked about some of the many rock ‘n’ roll hall-of-famers featured in the Story series.  Viacom UK’s producer conducted the interview, with our very own one-man-band, armed with a Sony FX9 package plus lighting, grip and sound packages. He sent a live feed from his camera to the UK over Zoom, and afterwards the footage was uploaded directly to Viacom.

Check out The Story of the Songs on REELZ today!

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