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  1. Metal morning in America begins with the clank of cars and guitars and the burning of draft cards, Detroit Rock City being home to the likes of Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes, The Frost, Iggy & The Stooges and the explosive MC5.......  Read Full Episode Summary »

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  2. This episode documents the beginning of the American Hard Rock movement as Sam Dunn travels to Detroit, Michigan and it features interviews with members of the MC5, Iggy Pop, and Ted Nugent.

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  3. The sneak peak of episode 2 of the acclaimed Vh1 Classic Documentary series "Metal Evolution" documents the beginning of the American Hard Rock movement and features interviews with members of the MC5, Iggy Pop and Ted Nugent.

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  1. Metal morning in America begins with the clank of cars and guitars and the burning of draft cards, Detroit Rock City being home to the likes of Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes, The Frost, Iggy & The Stooges and the explosive MC5. Meanwhile, from New York to San Fran, flower power is declared dead, as darker, heavier music is reflected in the apocalyptic sounds of Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly and the raucously loud Blue Cheer. But weirdly, the picture suddenly brightens, with the gateway boogie metal of Cactus and Mountain lifting the nation toward a golden period of multi-platinum happy metal, represented by the inspired and inspiring trinity of Kiss, Ted Nugent and "America's greatest rock 'n' roll band," Aerosmith. Once Van Halen, with ruthless efficiently but also with flair, accumulates the advantages of all of the above, the stage is set for what will become a full decade's worth of dominance for the uniquely party hardy metal of America.

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