2/6. Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson showcases classic, contemporary and obscure hard rock and metal. Tonight he chats to heavy metal guitar pioneer Tony lommi and singer Ronnie James Dio - two Black Sabbath members now performing under the name Heaven and Hell. They discuss the release of the compilation album Black Sabbath - the Dio Years, and reminisce about the drink, drugs and voodoo dolls of their early career.
2/7. Stuart Maconie recalls critical moments in popular music. He journeys back to two particularly disturbing and gruesome events in August 1969, when members of Charles Manson 's clan - the so-called "Family" - murdered Roman Polanski's pregnant actress wife
Sharon Tate and several guests at her home near Beverly Hills. Two more murders followed the next evening. A frustrated rock star. Manson claimed he'd received messages from songs on the 1968 double LP, The Beatles. The motiveless deaths triggered a further atrophying of America's innocence and optimistic spirit.
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