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‘That Metal Show’ upcoming season guest list announced

by on Aug.01, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

‘That Metal Show’ upcoming season guest list announced

Eddie Truck, host of 'That Metal Show' on VH1 Classic has announced the upcoming season's lineup of guests. Check out the full season below:

8/11: David Draiman of Disturbed, Russell Allen, Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, Mike Portnoy on drums. (this show was a sneak preview as well during the recent marathon but makes it official premiere)

8/17: Bobby Blotzer of Ratt, Stephen Riley & Phil Lewis of LA Guns, Steve Stevens on guitar.

The following shows will be the 6 new that will be added that we tape starting this weekend. Premiere dates TBA:

Geoff Tate & Zakk Wylde

Joey Kramer & Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick

Steve Harris of Iron Maiden

Anne & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Lita Ford

Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony

King Diamond, Mark Tremonti

In addition, we have 3 returning guitar greats to play in the above 6 shows; John 5, Doug Aldrich & George Lynch. Former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld will appear in a Guest Top 5.

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New season of ‘That Metal Show’ debuts on VH1 Classic this Saturday night

by on Mar.29, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

New season of ‘That Metal Show’ debuts on VH1 Classic this Saturday night

The new season of 'That Metal Show' debuts this Saturday night at 11PM ET/PT on VH1 Classic, with another great lineup of guests. The season premier features Lars Ulrich, Robb Flynn and Mike Portnoy. Co-host Eddie Trunk has posted on his site that there are some changes to the schedule. VH1 Classic will only be televising 8 of the 10 new shows shot for the first run. The episodes with David Draiman/Adrenaline Mob & Bobby Blotzer/LA Guns will now be included with season 11, debuting sometime this Summer.

Here's the lineup of guests for this season:
Mar. 31 - Lars Ulrich, Robb Flynn, Mike Portnoy
Apr. 7 - Alice Cooper, Jack Russell, Brian Tichy
Apr. 14 - T&N (George Lynch, Mick Brown, Jeff Pilson), Slash, Brian Tichy
Apr. 21 - Adrian Smith, Michael Schenker
Apr. 28 - Lemmy, Robert Mason & Jerry Dixon (Warrant), Michael Schenker
May 5 - Michael Schenker, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Frank Hannon
May 12 - Billy Duffy & Ian Astbury (The Cult), Doro, Frank Hannon
May 19 - Vinnie Paul, Tommy Shaw & JY (Styx), Steve Stevens

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‘Metal Evolution’ documentary series to be released on DVD March 27

by on Mar.24, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

‘Metal Evolution’ documentary series to be released on DVD March 27

VH1 Classic and CreateSpace, an, Inc. company, have announced the exclusive DVD release of Metal Evolution, the biggest and most comprehensive documentary series ever made on the genesis of heavy metal and hard rock, via and on March 27. Metal Evolution is VH1 Classic's top-rated 2012 series to date. The three-disc set, featuring all 11 episodes of the show hosted by noted metal aficionado, anthropologist and filmmaker Sam Dunn, crisscrosses the globe to bring viewers along on an intense journey through the genre's musical history, spanning more than four decades. Special features include an informative interview with Dunn from VH1 Classic's That Metal Show. The episodes are also available digitally on Amazon Instant Video.

"We are very excited to bring VH1's powerful and comprehensive documentary series to music lovers and devoted metal fans on DVD and digitally for the first time ever," said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. "Amazon's CreateSpace on Demand service makes it easy for networks like VH1 Classic to make the content that fans want readily available quickly and cost-effectively."

"Metal Evolution has been a breakthrough television series for VH1 Classic, a perfect fit for our audience of classic music experts. The series highlights the passion and intelligence on the part of the creators, performers, and fans of metal music - a genre often overlooked by critics. Our partners at Banger Films created a fascinating series with emotion, humor, and lots of really, really awesome music," said Ben Zurier, EVP VH1 Programming Strategy.

Dunn and his partner, filmmaker Scot McFayden, based Metal Evolution on the groundbreaking and much-debated 26 sub-genre "Heavy Metal Family Tree" that details the music's fascinating and complex lineage. Using this genealogical chart as a road map, each episode unleashes the very essence of metal - beginning with Pre-Metal, traveling through Early Metal, New Wave, Glam, Thrash, Grunge, Nu Metal, Shock Rock and Power Metal and arriving at the Progressive Rock of today as the explosive series finale. Along the way, Dunn interviews more than 300 of metal's most revered artists, producers and experts, including Alice Cooper, James Hetfield, Slash, Iggy Pop, Vince Neil, Dave Mustaine, Michael Anthony and Yngwie Malmsteen, as well as a pantheon of other rock idols. From the streets of Birmingham, England to the bars of Sunset Strip, from Germany's raucous festivals to soccer stadium concerts in Santiago, Chile, the filmmakers leave no stone unturned as they explore the pioneers of British and American hard rock along with the metal luminaries that rock on today.

Amazon's CreateSpace on Demand service is the perfect way for major networks such as VH1 Classic, as well as leading studios, to bring their most sought-after current content and catalog titles to DVD. Titles never go out-of-stock and are always available to fans because they are manufactured only in response to customer demand. In addition, content can be distributed through and other channels, including Amazon Instant Video, a digital video service providing more than 120,000 titles, including new release movies, TV shows the day after they air, as well as contemporary and classic videos in SD and HD.

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Watch all the episodes here:

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Happy National Metal Day…Turn It Up To 11 for Nigel Tufnel!


Happy National Metal Day…Turn It Up To 11 for Nigel Tufnel!

Happy National Metal Day! A day to crank the Metal....up to 11! Besides watching all the great new programming on VH1 Classic to celebrate (Metal Evolution Part 1, Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth, and a new "That Metal Show" with Axl Rose and DJ Ashba of Guns N' Roses), you may be wondering, just what are the origins of National Metal Day? It actually dates back to the classic 1984 rock movie satire ‘This is Spinal Tap.’ Guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) is showing his gear to filmmaker Marty DiBergi (actual filmmaker Rob Reiner) and he points out that his Marshall amps don’t go to “10,” like most amplifiers, instead all of the dials go to “11.” It's the most famous and most used quote from the film. Check out the clip below.

When asked if the amps are louder than those used by other bands, Tufnel says “Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it?” Continuing the gag, DiBergi aks, “Why don’t you make 10 louder, and make that be the top and make that a little louder,” Tufnel pauses like a deer in headlights for a few moments, points to the amp and repeats, “These go to 11.”

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To celebrate the legendary film,, iTunes and X-Box are selling ‘This is Spinal Tap’ for $4.99 between now and Monday. In addition, VH1 Classic and PalladiaHD have airing the film throughout the week. In addition, today is also being dubbed Nigel Tufnel Day. You can keep track of the day’s festivities on Twitter and Facebook at the hashtag #GoTo11.

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Spinal Tap have released three albums: the 1984 film soundtrack, 1992′s ‘Break Like the Wind’ and 2009′s ‘Back From the Dead.’ In addition, their songs have been included in the video games ‘Guitar Hero 2,’ ‘Rock Band’ and ‘Rock Band 2.’

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National Metal Day programming on VH1 Classic: Metal Evolution, Preview Axl Rose interview on “That Metal Show” and more (video)

by on Nov.09, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

National Metal Day programming on VH1 Classic: Metal Evolution, Preview Axl Rose interview on “That Metal Show” and more (video)

VH1 Classic continues it's week of Heavy Metal programming leading up to Friday's "National Metal Day" (11-11-11) with the premiere of the first episode of "Metal Evolution" and a new "That Metal Show," featuring an exclusive interview with Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses. Ozzy Osbourne's "30 Years After The Blizzard" will air tonight and is a must see, as it was included on the recent anniversary re-release of the "Blizzard of Ozz" album and this is the first airing on commercial television. Watch a couple of preview clips of Axl with Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson and get the full TV schedule for the next few days on VH1 Classic.

Get More: That Metal Show

Get More: That Metal Show

Banger Films brings us "Metal Evolution" - 11 episodes based on the ground-breaking “Heavy Metal Family Tree”. This 26 sub-genre genealogical chart reveals the vast complex progeny of heavy metal – from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the Chart as his road map, host/producer and metalhead turned anthropologist Sam Dunn, crisscrossed the globe exploring the vast history of heavy metal across its 40+ year history and beyond. From bars and back alleys to the biggest open air festivals, Sam will visit the pioneers of British and American hard rock who laid metal’s sonic foundation, as well as the current leaders of contemporary metal. Whether you love metal, documentaries or just great stories, Metal Evolution is the ultimate examination into the history of Heavy Metal music.

Drawing on the expertise of a whole team of musicians, journalists, academics, and producers, Sam will explore the questions heavy metal fans have always wanted to ask. A highlight of the series will be Sam’s in-depth discussions with many of heavy metal’s most important and influential personalities. From Alice Cooper to Slash, Lemmy to Rob Zombie and members of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Slayer, Van Halen, Def Leppard, The Stooges, ZZ Top, Motley Crue, Poison, Rage Against The Machine, Alice In Chains, Korn, and many more, Sam Dunn will investigate the history, myths and intricacies of Metal.

Metal Evolution Teaser - 50s (VH1) from Banger Films on Vimeo.

November 9 (Eastern Time):
Metal Mania all day (Heavy Metal Videos)
11:00 PM Ozzy Osbourne: Thirty Years After The Blizzard
12:00 AM Classic Albums: Black Sabbath - Paranoid
1:00 AM Sonisphere 2011: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Motorhead
3:00 AM That Metal Show - Guests: Ace Frehley and Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)

November 10:
9:00 AM Rock Fest: nonstop rock action featuring all the timeless rockers like The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith. 11:00 AM Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same
2:00 PM VH1 Rock Docs: Lemmy
4:00 PM This Is Spinal Tap - 1999 Cut
6:00 PM Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
9:00 PM The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2
11:00 PM VH1 Rock Docs - Iron Maiden: Flight 666
1:30 AM Classic Pop-Up Video - Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue, Round and Round - Ratt, The Memory Remains - Metallica, Breaking The Law - Judas Priest, Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
2:00 AM That Metal Show - Guests: Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Uli John Roth
3:00 AM Classic Albums: Judas Priest - British Steel
4:00 AM Rock Fest

November 11 - National Metal Day
6:00 AM Sonisphere 2011
8:00 AM VH1 Rock Docs - Lemmy
10:00 AM Behind The Music Remastered - Motley Crue
11:00 AM This Is Spinal Tap
1:00 PM VH1 Classic In Concert - Iron Maiden: Somewhere Back In Time Live (2008 Tour)
2:30 PM The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2
4:30 PM Sonisphere 2010: The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria
5:30 PM Ozzy Osbourne: Thirty Years After The Blizzard
6:30 PM VH1 Rock Docs - Iron Maiden Flight 666
9:00 PM Behind The Music Remastered - Megadeth (new episode)
10:00 PM Metal Evolution Part 1 - The origins of Metal, Memphis' Sun Studios, The Kinks and more
11:00 PM That Metal Show - Axl Rose & DJ Ashba

Enjoy the Rock and thanks VH1 Classic!

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