That Metal Show

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  • 2008
  • 14 Seasons
  • 8.4  (505)

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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Seasons
Blackie Lawless/Frankie Banali
12. Blackie Lawless/Frankie Banali
May 9, 2015
Catch up with Blackie Lawless and Frankie Banali on That Metal Show
Taime Downe/Mark Slaughter/Andy Biersack
11. Taime Downe/Mark Slaughter/Andy Biersack
May 2, 2015
Mark Slaughter, Faster Pussycat's Taime Downe, and Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack join the boys for a rock n' roll power hour. Judas Priest founding member K.K. Downing dials up the Metal Modem. Guest musician Mike Orlando.
Frankie Banali
10. Frankie Banali
May 9, 2015
Ace "The Spaceman" Frehley returns to TMS as a Hall of Famer to talk Kiss, the induction and the future. Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner joins to discuss his storied career. Nita Strauss shreds as guest guitarist.
Ace Frehley and Mark Farner
9. Ace Frehley and Mark Farner
April 25, 2015
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 and Zakk Wylde
8. Slayer and Zakk Wylde
April 11, 2015
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.
Joe Satriani; Jim Breuer; Artie Lange
7. Joe Satriani; Jim Breuer; Artie Lange
April 4, 2015
Fozzy's Chris Jericho, Soulfly's Max Cavalera and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan pack the house for another rowdy super-guest episode. "The Duke" Rich Ward tears up the second stage as guest musician.
The Winery Dogs; Vinnie Paul
6. The Winery Dogs; Vinnie Paul
March 28, 2015
Ed, Don & Jim meet with New York American rock band, The Pretty Reckless.
Jamey Jasta, Joey Vera, John Bush
5. Jamey Jasta, Joey Vera, John Bush
March 21, 2015
Ed, Don & Jim meet with Jamey Jasta, lead vocalist in Hatebreed and sludge metal band Kingdom of Sorrow. Later joins Joey Vera and John Bush of metal band, Armored Saint.
Marky Ramone/Darryl McDaniels/Gary Holt
4. Marky Ramone/Darryl McDaniels/Gary Holt
March 14, 2015
Ed, Don & Jim meet with Marky Ramone, Darryl McDaniels, and Gary Holt.
Dave Lombardo; John 5
3. Dave Lombardo; John 5
March 7, 2015
Drummer king Dave Lombardo sits down with Ed, Don & Jim to discuss his new projects and clears the air on Slayer. John 5 pulls double duty as a guest on set and shredder on the musician stand. Motörhead dials the Metal Modem.
Anthrax
2. Anthrax
February 28, 2015
Anthrax take over TMS as Charlie, Frank and Scott catch up with the boys and talk new music. Joey Belladonna dials in on the Metal Modem. Alex Skolnick tears it up on guitar as guest musician.
Geddy Lee
1. Geddy Lee
February 21, 2015
TMS is BACK! Ed, Don and Jim welcome back Geddy Lee to celebrate 40 years of Rush. Dream Theater's John Petrucci shreds on guitar.
Description

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.

That Metal Show is a series that is currently running and has 14 seasons (130 episodes). The series first aired on November 15, 2008.

Where to Watch That Metal Show

That Metal Show is available for streaming on the VH1 Classic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch That Metal Show on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 15, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (505)