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That Metal Show has been a staple of VH1 Classic since November 15, 2008. The show is hosted by metal afficianado Eddie Trunk, and is co-hosted by Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. The talk-show format revolves around current and classic heavy metal, though sometimes verges into hard and arena rock territory. It is not uncommon for the show to address modern acts like Lamb of God or Periphery alongside classic bands such as Queen or Black Sabbath. This wide scope plays a large part in the appeal of the show to both young and old fans of the genre.

Typical segments of the show include debates between the hosts over the merits of various bands, vocalists, and instrumentalists. Top-5 debates between hosts and guests, and trivia quizes are also a mainstay of each episode.

Arguably the most important and valued segment features interviews with heavy metal musicians. Though this part of the show frequently features modern acts, much of the audience is familiar with guest artists from the seventies and eighties. These interviews are the crux of the show and have featured members of Rush, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Guns 'N Roses, Motley Crue, Van Halen and many other luminaries in the world of heavy metal.

Each eposide also features a guest guitarist who plays during commercial intros and outros. While possibly unknown to music fans outside of the metal universe, fans immediately recognize such guests as Joe Satriani, Ritchie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore and many others. This creates a unique commercial break for each episode.

The appeal of the show to the average heavy metal fan lies in the fact that many mainstream media outlets no longer give air time to many of these artists, though their careers and creative output may be at an all time high. Fans have the opportunity to hear the artists take on current projects and events.

Perhaps most appealing is the show's ability to capture the thoughts of artists during or immediately after significant events in the music world. Several episodes have featured the very last interviews with stars like Jani Lane or Ronnie James Dio shortly before their untimely deaths. Truck and company are also able to offer articulate and informed opinions on band break-ups, reunions, stylistic changes, and the state of the music industry as a whole, related to the metal genre.

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Saturdays at 11:00 PM on VH1 Classic
14 Seasons, 127 Episodes - Returning Series
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That Metal Show Full Episode Guide

  • Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett joins the boys for the hour to kick back and jam with his guitar idol Michael Schenker. You won't want to miss this special performance. Damon Johnson shreds as guest musician.

  • Slayer's Kerry King returns to the show and Halestorm's Lzzy Hale makes her TMS debut. Zakk Wylde takes the second stage for the first time as guest musician for a special closing performance you won't want to miss.

  • Ed, Don & Jim meet with New York American rock band, The Pretty Reckless.

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This Just In: Axl Rose Now Looks Like an Allman Brother (Video)

While Americans across the country are spending today honoring the soldiers who fought and died for this country, VH1 wants you to know that Veteran's Day isn't the only meaningful day-based holiday worth celebrating this November 11th. Today is also National Metal Day, and they've managed to lure the famously press shy Axl Rose into the studio to help celebrate with a special edition of "That Metal Show" tonight at 11 PM ET/PT on VH1 Classic. Yeah that's right, 11/11/11 at 11 p.

Jani Lane's Last Hurrah: VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show' Airing Final Interview (Video)

Warrant lead singer and metal legend Jani Lane passed away tragically on August 11th at the age of 47. Though an autopsy on his body was inconclusive, pills and vodka were found at the scene. Just weeks before he died, Lane recorded a candid interview with "That Metal Show," where he talked about how he became a part of Warrant and went on to record mullet-rock classics like "She's My Cherry Pie" and "Heaven." Fans of the recently deceased singer can catch one of his final interviews ever this Saturday at 11 p.

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