The real story behind 1980s sensations The Go-Go's | How to watch the Showtime documentary

Part hardcore punkers, part American sweethearts, The Go-Go’s ruled the airwaves in the early 1980s with hits like “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed.” But behind the scenes things weren’t so pretty, as Showtime’s new documentary The Go-Go’s reveals tonight, Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 p.m. ET. You can also watch it on fuboTV (7-day free trial).

In one whirlwind year, the five-member group – Charlotte Caffey (lead guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Belinda Carlisle (lead vocals), Gina Schock (drums), Kathy Valentine (bass and vocals) and Jane Wiedlin (guitar and vocals) – went from playing grungy L.A. dive bars to headlining Madison Square Garden. And that was far from their only feat. As the first all-female band with a number one record (and the first to write their own music and play their own instruments), The Go-Go’s paved the way for many other girl groups.

But, as so many other rock legends have learned, stardom often comes with a dark side. This documentary includes interviews with the band’s members, reflecting on their rocket-like rise to fame – and the drugs, drinking and artistic clashes that brought it crashing back to Earth.

And there’s bonus news for Go-Go’s fans: The band just released their first new recording in nearly 20 years, “Club Zero,” on UMe.

What channel is Showtime on?

You can find which channel Showtime is on by using the channel finders here: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV and Dish.

Where can I watch The Go-Go’s if I don’t have cable?

You can live stream it on fuboTV (7-day free trial, then $54.99/month). FuboTV is a streaming service that offers access to your favorite TV shows, live sports events and much more.

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