A&E has announced new “Biography” specials offering viewers a backstage pass to the celebrated careers of some of hard rock’s greatest legends – Bret Michaels, Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, and Sebastian Bach.

Produced by Banger Films in association with A+E Factual Studios, the specials will feature exclusive interviews with the artists and those closest to them.

Beginning June 16 at 9pm ET, the nostalgia inducing specials will go behind-the-scenes to the artists’ journeys to fame, legendary careers, and iconic music that defined the genre then and now.

“Biography: Bret Michaels” kicks off the series, chronicling how a boy from small-town Pennsylvania and Type-1 Diabetic became a pop culture icon, philanthropist, and one of the most recognizable faces in America.

Premiering June 23 at 9 pm ET, “Biography: Dee Snider” shares the untold story of how Snider went from a high school choir boy to one of the most recognized faces in hard rock.

Premiering June 23 at 10 pm ET, “Biography: Alice Cooper” explores the highs and lows of an incredible journey and genre defining artist. Shock rock, hard rock, amazing rock – Alice Cooper and his pioneering group have been described as the founders of it all.

Premiering June 30 at 9 pm ET, “Biography: Sammy Hagar” traces Hagar’s path to fame, beginning as a poverty-stricken child, to the lead singer of the band Montrose, to launching a successful solo career, and ultimately joining Van Halen.

Premiering June 30 at 10 pm ET, “Biography: Sebastian Bach” outlines how a small-town kid from Canada became the ultimate bad boy of hard rock.

All specials will be available on demand and to stream on the A&E App and aetv.com

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