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Rock On The Range 2016: Deftones, Comedy Tent Lineup And ‘That Metal Show’ Cast Reunion

Rock On The Range 2016: Deftones, Comedy Tent Lineup And ‘That Metal Show’ Cast Reunion

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Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in America–has announced additions to the 10th Anniversary festival experience May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Deftones, along with The Shrine and Adam Watt, join the incredible music lineup, which features three days of music on three stages, with the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for the full festival lineup.

Deftones’ Chino Moreno says, “Rock On The Range has always been a show we enjoy playing, and to be a part of the 10th year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow. See you all in May.”

The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature some of rock’s favorite comedians including Grammy nominated Jay Mohr, Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, Craig Gass, and Bethany Dwyer, plus Columbus’s top comedy talent.

In addition, Saturday night’s festivities at Rock On The Range will include a live version of “That Metal Show” (based on the VH1 Classic program) starring hosts . The live show will feature interviews with various ROTR bands, a “Stump The Trunk” segment, and typical “That Metal Show” commentary from Trunk, Jamieson and Florentine.

Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine proclaim, “Hey Rangers! Get ready for the rock reunion of a lifetime! No, not Guns N’ Roses…the three of us are reuniting for a special ‘That Metal Show’ live on stage for Rock On The Range’s 10th anniversary. Hope to see you all at America’s #1 rock festival!”

Another new element to ROTR is the Craft Beer Village, which will feature top breweries from the region.

To celebrate the festival’s 10th year, Rock On The Range 2016 will feature an exhibit area for all patrons to enjoy, showcasing theRock On The Range Photography Collection, highlighting the last 10 years.

Fans are encouraged to buy tickets now at www.RockOnTheRange.com and save. Ticket prices will increase on Monday, February 22 at Noon EST. At that time, Weekend GA Field tickets increase to $229.50 (plus fees) and Weekend Stadium GA tickets increase to $159.50 (plus fees).

VIP, Hotel and Camping Packages, as well as Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Packs are now SOLD OUT. However, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge upgrades are still available to all GA Field ticket purchasers, while supplies last. Upgrades include access to the newly located VIP Tent with LED screens, seating areas, heating/air conditioning, premium cash bar, free WiFi, access to charging stations and lockers, dedicated VIP bathroom, and early entrance to the festival. VIP Lounge upgrades will also include easier access and private walkway to the Monster Energy Main Stage area from the VIP Tent.

Tickets for Rock On The Range have sold out in advance for three years in a row, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival. Die-hard fans annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus for this festival, making it the largest of its kind in North America.

Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience, and Bud Light.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com
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Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson To Unleash ‘Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 6’

Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson To Unleash ‘Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 6’

'Terrorizing Telemarketers: Vol. 6'

‘Terrorizing Telemarketers: Vol. 6’

Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson have returned for the sixth installment of Terrorizing Telemarketers. The album features 17 cringe-worthy cuts that leave telemarketers, insurance agents, loan officers, and more wrestling with the frustration of unknowingly speaking with two of comedy’s masters of prank calls. Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 6 will be available digitally on December 4th via Metal Blade Records. CDs will be available exclusively at both comedians’ live performances.

Visit metalblade.com/terrorizingtelemarketers to listen to “In a Pickle” and to pre-order your digital copy.

Jim Florentine comments: “It’s been 7 years since we released our last Telemarketer CD. When you record calls, you really have to have nothing going on in your life and sit home and wait for the phone to ring. Well, obviously, Don and I still have no hobbies, so we bring you ‘Terrorizing Telemarketers Vol 6‘.”

Don Jamieson adds: “Everyone hates telemarketers, and thusly, should own a copy of ‘Terrorizing Telemarketers Vol. 6‘. While you’re all at work or on the Do Not Call list, Jim and I have nothing going on in the daytime and are on the Please Call list. Thanks to Metal Blade for endorsing our nonsense.”

Jim Florentine’s resume includes the massively successfully Comedy Central series “Crank Yankers,” where he voiced the popular characters Bobby Fletcher and Special Ed. Don Jamieson and Florentine both earned Emmy Awards during their stint as writers/performers for HBO’s “Inside the NFL”.

Don Jamieson dates:
Nov. 11 – Point Pleasant, NJ – Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
Nov. 13 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room – with Jim Florentine and Eddie Trunk
Nov. 14 – Syracuse, NY – Palace Theatre – with Jim Florentine and Eddie Trunk
Nov. 25 – Bristol, PA – Broken Goblet Brewing
Dec. 19 – Toms River, NJ – 10th St. Live
Dec. 23 – Point Pleasant, NJ – Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
Dec. 26 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz – That Metal Show annual Christmas Party
Dec. 31 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Funny Stop Comedy Club
Jan. 13-16 – Kansas City, KS – Stanford and Sons Comedy Club
Feb. 22-26 – Miami, FL / Bahamas – Monsters of Rock Cruise

Jim Florentine dates:
Nov. 13 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room – with Don Jamieson and Eddie Trunk
Nov. 14 – Syracuse, NY – Palace Theatre – with Don Jamieson and Eddie Trunk
Nov. 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Bell House
Nov. 19-21 – St. Louis, MO – Funnybone
Nov. 25 – Bristol, PA – Broken Goblet Brewing
Nov. 27 – Sayreville, NJ – VFW Jernee Mill Rd
Nov. 28 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Laugh it up Comedy Club
Dec. 4 – Westport, CT – Bistro B
Dec. 5 – New Haven, CT – Sports Haven
Dec. 9 – Bensalem, PA – Parx Casino
Dec. 10-12 – Plano, TX – Hyenas Comedy Club
Dec. 18-19 – Providence, RI – Comedy Connection
Dec. 31 – Mount Pocono, PA – Mount Airy Casino
Jan. 8-9 – Boca Raton, FL – Boca Black Box Comedy Club

Jim Florentine online:
http://www.jimflorentine.com
https://twitter.com/Mrjimflorentine
https://www.facebook.com/JimFlorentine

Don Jamieson online:
http://www.donjamieson.com
https://twitter.com/realdonjamieson
https://www.facebook.com/donjamiesonofficial

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THAT METAL SHOW: Andy Biersack, Taime Downe & Mark Slaughter Guest On This Week’s Show!

THAT METAL SHOW: Andy Biersack, Taime Downe & Mark Slaughter Guest On This Week’s Show!

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Episode 11 of season 14 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” is the second-to-last new episode of the current season. Returning to the show this week is Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe and making their TMS debuts are Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack and Slaughter’s Mark Slaughter. The guests sit down together with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine in a roundtable type setting; something the show has done a couple of times this season and has found to generate great conversations. Taime discusses his time in Faster Pussycat, working on a new album, and getting Eddie drunk on the recent Monsters Of Rock cruise. Andy talks about his love for “That Metal Show”, their recent appearance opening for Ozzy at Monsters Of Rock in Brazil, and unveils the new artwork and release date of their first-ever live DVD. Mark talks about being a member of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion and of course his band, Slaughter, as well as the release of his first solo album. Mark actually gives the entire audience a download card of the new release.  The all-new episode of “That Metal Show” airs this Saturday at 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT on VH1 Classic.

The episode also features the debut of Mike Orlando from Adrenaline Mob as the guest musician. Mike has appeared as a guest in the past but this is the first time he has played on the show. Mike talks about being on tour with Adrenaline Mob, the recent passing of drummer AJ Pero, the latest benefit show for AJ’s family, and a completed album he has in the can with AJ on drums.

Taime, Andy, and Mark “Put It On The Table” and realize when asked what the first song they ever learned was they all have a serious Kiss connection and appreciation. Eddie struggles through “Stump The Trunk” this week marking the return of Ms. Box Of Junk Jen after he went three for three last week. This week’s “Take It Or Leave It” centers on the recent trend of band’s airing their grievances in public evidenced by the recent statements from Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward of Black Sabbath. They all agree that social media, and the ease for artists to share their sides of the story, is best for the fans.

Checking in via “Metal Modem” this week is founding Judas Priest member, KK Downing. KK fills the panel in on what he’s been doing since leaving Priest, talks about some upcoming projects, and unveils his new cologne line, “Metal for Men”. This week’s “Throwdown” pits the legendary Judas Priest releasesBritish Steel against Screaming For Vengeance. When the panel deadlocks, they reach out to KK on the modem to give the definitive answer. No one argues with one of the creators of both albums when KK makes his pick.

“That After Show” this week talks about everyone’s pre-show rituals and warm-ups as Mike Orlando joins the panel. They reminisce about the most hammered they have ever been while performing and Andy recounts the time he broke his ribs during a promo performance in Los Angeles. Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app as well as the new “That After Show” segment.

Season 14 has showcased some of the biggest names in music. This season featured Rush’s Geddy Lee, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Frank Bello/Charlie Benante/Scott Ian of Anthrax, John 5, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Dave Lombardo formerly of Slayer and now with Philm, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, punk rock legend Marky Ramone, rap icon Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Gary Holt of Slayer/Exodus, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera, Ace Frehley and Mark Farner. Next weeks’ final episode of Season 14 welcomes Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of Overkill, Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot, and Billy Sheehan from The Winery Dogs/Mr. Big as the guest musician.

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week, Season 14 was no exception showcasing the talents of Alex Skolnick of Testament, John 5 of Rob Zombie/John 5 Trio, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, Frank Hannon of Tesla, the berserker Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, double-neck shred-master Michael Angelo Batio, Rich Ward of Fozzy, Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, Nita Strauss from Alice Cooper, and Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob.

“That Metal Show” first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution”, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.

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THAT METAL SHOW: This Week’s Episode To Feature Ace Freely, Mark Farner And Nita Strauss

THAT METAL SHOW: This Week’s Episode To Feature Ace Freely, Mark Farner And Nita Strauss

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Episode 10 of season 14 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” marks the return of Kiss original guitarist Ace Frehley and the debut of former Grand Funk Railroad singer and guitarist Mark Farner. Ace chats with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine about Kiss’s long overdue induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, being on stage with his former band mates, and his frustrations with the original Kiss lineup not performing together at the ceremony. Mark Farner shares stories of the early Grand Funk Railroad days, even telling about a time they opened for Led Zeppelin and how he was blown away watching them perform. He says it is still one of the best performances he has ever seen to this day.

The episode also features the debut of Nita Strauss from Alice Cooper as the guest musician. Nita is only the second female musician to grace the second stage. Nita tears it up on the guitar and also talks about playing with Alice Cooper, being discovered while performing the national anthem at an LA Kiss football game, and the solo album she is currently working on.

This week’s “Rank” segment finds Frehley creating the definitive list of the Kiss albums he performed on. He jokingly states that he couldn’t rank certain albums higher because his recollection of recording them was a blur. Eddie continues to impress the panel during this week’s “Stump The Trunk” and this week’s “Throwdown” puts the debut Led Zeppelin album against the debut Black Sabbath album. The panel is split but the audience declares a clear-cut winner between the two. The “TMS Top 5” takes a week off but “Take It Or Leave It” returns, as the topic is the recent announcement of the retirement of Twisted Sister.

Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app as well as the new “That After Show” segment.

Season 14 has showcased some of the biggest names in music. This season featured Rush’s Geddy Lee, Frank Bello/Charlie Benante/Scott Ian of Anthrax, John 5, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Dave Lombardo formerly of Slayer and now with Philm, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, punk rock legend Marky Ramone, rap icon Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Gary Holt of Slayer/Exodus, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera. With 2 episodes remaining this season, Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat, Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides, and Mark Slaughter will appear on the penultimate episode.

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week, Season 14 of “That Metal Show” finishes with TMS alum Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob making his TMS musical debut and Billy Sheehan returning to dazzle the crowd with his unmatched bass playing skills. Previous Season 14 performers included Alex Skolnick of Testament, John 5 of Rob Zombie/John 5 Trio, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, Frank Hannon of Tesla, the berserker Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, double-neck shred-master Michael Angelo Batio, Rich Ward of Fozzy, and Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders.

“That Metal Show” first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution”, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.

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THAT METAL SHOW: This Week’s Episode To Feature Epic Jam Session With Kirk Hammett and Michael Schenker

THAT METAL SHOW: This Week’s Episode To Feature Epic Jam Session With Kirk Hammett and Michael Schenker

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Episode 9 of season 14 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” marks another first for the critically acclaimed talk show. Ever since Kirk Hammett first picked up the electric guitar he dreamed of jamming one day with Michael Schenker. Well TMS makes it happen and the world’s most recognized heavy metal guitarist, Kirk Hammett, jams live on stage with UFO/Scorpions guitar legend, Michael Schenker, during this week’s episode. Hammett flew in for the sole purpose of appearing alongside his guitar idol on the show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. As Hammett states in two recent tweets this week on his twitter account, “Today I was in fanboy hero worship mode w/ @MW Schenker Thanks @ThatMetalShow!” and later adding, “Still wrapping my head around yesterday. Jamming w/ my guitar idol Michael Schenker, it was a mind bending, a truly inspirational experience!”. During the interview, both Kirk and Michael discuss their current projects, and Hammett updates us on the status of the next Metallica project.  During the “TMS Top 5” where the hosts discussed their Top 5 Michael Schenker UFO-era Songs, Hammett includes his Top 6 picks as well.

The episode features the debut of Damon Johnson from Black Star Riders as the guest musician who discusses the new Black Star Riders record and his time playing with Thin Lizzy. Johnson wows the crowd by showcasing his lap steel guitar playing abilities and lives up to the challenge of playing in front of Hammett and Schenker, leaving them impressed with his abilities. Johnson also tweeted about his experience on the show on how he felt watching the guitar legends play, “Not a bad way to spend a Tuesday afternoon…”

This week’s “Rank” segment finds Hammett ranking his favorite Metallica albums in order. Kirk even declares if bassist Cliff Burton had been alive for the…And Justice For All recording Cliff’s bass lines would have been heard throughout the album, a common complaint about that album. Eddie fights through another “Stump The Trunk” segment this week, but Ms. Box Of Junk Jen makes a few appearances. This week’s “Throwdown” puts UFO’s legendary live album Strangers In The Night against Thin Lizzy’s Live And Dangerous. The hosts, guests, and audience are split evenly down the middle when the dust settles after the two-minute debate.

Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app as well as the new “That After Show” segment, which discusses the intricacies of Michael’s style of playing guitar, and Kirk Hammett tells the story of purchasing the legendary Peter Green Les Paul guitar, which was once owned by Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy fame, and now we know that Kirk keeps this prize by the entrance of his house so it is always close when he gets home.

Season 14 marks the return of some notable faces in hard rock/heavy metal and contains a large group of first timers as well. Some Season 14 guests will include “That Metal Show” alumni Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot, along with first-time appearances for Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides.

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week Season 14 of “That Metal Show” will continue the trend with TMS album Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob making his TMS musical debut. Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens will be joining the show for the first time as well as this week’s Damon Johnson from Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders. Season 14 of “That Metal Show” consists of 12 all-new episodes and is shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting athttp://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/.

“That Metal Show” first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution”, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.

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THAT METAL SHOW: This Week’s Episode To Feature Kerry King, Zakk Wylde and Lzzy Hale!

THAT METAL SHOW: This Week’s Episode To Feature Kerry King, Zakk Wylde and Lzzy Hale!

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Episode 8 of season 14 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” is the heaviest show of the season as Kerry King of Slayer returns.  Kerry sits down with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine to discuss the upcoming Slayer album, getting the rust off for the upcoming summer tour, and even reveals some information about material for another record exclusively on the show.

The second guest on the episode welcomes Lzzy Hale of Halestorm to the set for the first time. Lzzy appeared on the show last season via the Metal Modem and talks about the new Halestorm album. They recorded the new album in a church in Nashville all playing together live, something they have never done before.

The episode features the debut of Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society as the guest musician. Zakk has been asked to perform on “That Metal Show” every season and finally in season 14, he obliged. Zakk wowed the crowd with playing abilities while showcasing his new custom audio equipment, Wylde Audio. In a first for the show, Zakk played out the final segment of the show with an extended off-the-cuff solo arrangement.

One of the episode highlights comes in the “Stump The Trunk” segment this week. The audience questions Eddie again, but this time also comes under fire with questions from Zakk himself, Joe Hottinger from Halestorm, and even Ed’s own mother gets a stump in.  “Take It Or Leave It” returns this week with the hosts debating the recent announcement of Skid Row’s new singer and they offer up their favorite new releases in the “Pick Of The Week.” The “TMS Top 5” looks at the Top 5 Zakk Wylde Songs and tracks like “Miracle Man,” “No More Tears,” “In This River,” and “Stillborn” all find their way in to the discussion.

Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app as well as the new “That After Show” segment, which discusses the guests’ love of sports and the weirdest thing they have ever seen from the stage on tour.

Season 14 will mark the return of some notable faces in hard rock/heavy metal and contain a large group of first timers as well. Some Season 14 guests will include “That Metal Show” alumni Kirk Hammett, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot. This season will also first-time appearances for Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides.

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on “That Metal Show,” Season 14 continues the trend. Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob is a TMS alum who will be making his TMS musical debut. TMS first timers will be Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens. Season 14 of “That Metal Show” consists of 12 all-new episodes and is shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/.

“That Metal Show” first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution”, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.

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THAT METAL SHOW: This Week’s Episode To Feature Chris Jericho, Max Cavalera And Billy Corgan

THAT METAL SHOW: This Week’s Episode To Feature Chris Jericho, Max Cavalera And Billy Corgan

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As Season 14 of “That Metal Show” continues to roll on with all new episodes, VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming welcomes Chris Jericho of Fozzy, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins this week. The guests sit down together with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine in a roundtable type setting; something the show did earlier this season generating some hilarious discussions and opinions from three different genres and points of view.

The episode features the debut of Rich “The Duke” Ward from Fozzy as the guest musician. Rich demonstrates his guitar playing prowess and even crowd surfs at one point on top of an elated audience.

One of the episode highlights comes in the “Stump The Trunk” segment this week. Eddie proves his dominance yet again, but shenanigans ensue thanks to TMS alum Chris Jericho creating one of the funniest moments in the show’s history. “Put It On The Table” offers deeper insight into Chris, Max, and Billy when they each share the weirdest rumors they’ve heard about themselves. The “Throwdown” pits the two biggest MTV-era Scorpions albums against each other, Blackout against Love At First Sting and the hosts offer up their favorite new releases in the “Pick Of The Week”. Another episode highlight comes in the “TMS Top 5” as the hosts pick the Top 5 Better Live Songs (live version that is better than the recorded version) and is the probably the most agreeable they have ever been during this segment.

Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app as well as the new “That After Show” segment.

Season 14 will mark the return of some notable faces in hard rock/heavy metal and contain a large group of first timers as well. Some Season 14 guests will include “That Metal Show” alumni Kerry King of Slayer, Zakk Wylde, Kirk Hammett, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot. This season marks first-time appearances for Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides.

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on “That Metal Show,” Season 14 continues the trend. TMS alums who will be making their TMS musical debuts will be Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, and TMS favorite, the berserker, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society. TMS first timers will be Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens. Season 14 of “That Metal Show” consists of 12 all-new episodes and is shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/.

“That Metal Show” first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television. The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution”, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.  When it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.

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Jim Florentine Plays Unlicensed Therapist In “On The Couch” Web Series

Jim Florentine Plays Unlicensed Therapist In “On The Couch” Web Series

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Comedian Jim Florentine (Crank Yankers, That Metal Show) stars as an unlicensed pop-up therapist in the first season of “On the Couch”, an improvised comedy series created by Newmerica. A roster of budding comedians play versions of themselves, unwittingly seeking solace from the worst possible candidate. Jim’s unique therapeutic methods include brutal honesty, misguided advice, and zero sympathy. In the first series of 7 episodes, Jim’s patients seek guidance on such topics as divorce, career paths, religion, prostitution, moral dilemmas, cheating, and lower intestinal problems.

Series premieres Tuesday, March 17th on YouTube. Subscribe to the channel and like the FaceBook page. Check out the trailer for the web series below.

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THAT METAL SHOW: Dave Lombardo, Motörhead and John 5 To Appear On This Week’s Episode

THAT METAL SHOW: Dave Lombardo, Motörhead and John 5 To Appear On This Week’s Episode

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With Season 14 of “That Metal Show” already making history  (the Season 14 premiere was the second most watched Season Premiere in the history of the series) VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming returns with an all-new episode this Saturday at 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT. This week Philm drummer and “the godfather of double bass drumming” Dave Lombardo stops by the acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. The ex-Slayer drum maestro discusses his musical influences, how he never warms up before he performs, and that he feels better than ever now that he’s 50. The hosts ask Dave about his much publicized departure from Slayer and if he’d ever consider a possible reunion, to which Dave replies, “Let’s just say if you see me on stage with Slayer again, then all of the issues have been resolved.”

The episode also features guitar hero, John 5, making his return to the “That Metal Show” doing double duty both as an interviewed guest and as the guest musician. John 5 updates the hosts on the latest developments with his trio, John 5 & The Creatures recording with Rob Zombie and later hitting the road him, and about his long friendship with David Lee Roth and the album they recorded together that’s yet to be released.  Or,  “that’s only been heard by two people.  Dave and John.”

Dave Lombardo and John 5 both get candid when they “Put It On The Table” this week and they both even have the same answer for one of the questions. Eddie regains his dominance with “Stump The Trunk” and “Take It Or Leave It” has the guys discussing the latest trend of musicians having multiple side projects. The “TMS Top 5” discusses the hosts’ Top 5 Best Side Projects, and it’s Marilyn Manson vs. Rob Zombie for the battle of the better showman in the “Throwdown.”

Motörhead checks-in from the recording studio via the “Metal Modem”. Lemmy, Phil Campbell, and MIkkey Dee update us on the new album the band is currently recording. They also tease an upcoming US tour in August that will end with the second voyage of Motörhead’s Motörboat at the end of September.  Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app as well as the new “That After Show” segment.

Season 14 will mark the return of some notable faces in hard rock/heavy metal and contain a large group of first timers as well. Some Season 14 guests will include “That Metal Show” alumni Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali. This season marks first-time appearances for punk rock legend Marky Ramone, rap icon Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Gary Holt of Slayer/Exodus, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera formerly of Sepultura and currently with Soulfly, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. Both David Coverdale from Whitesnake and Jason Becker will appear on the “Metal Modem” in different upcoming episodes. More guest confirmations will be announced at a later date.

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on “That Metal Show,” Season 14 will continue the trend with TMS alumni Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake and Frank Hannon of Tesla. TMS alums who will be making their TMS musical debuts will be Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, and TMS favorite, the berserker, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society. TMS first timers will be double-neck shred-master Michael Angelo Batio, Rich Ward of Fozzy, Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens. Season 14 of “That Metal Show” will consist of 12 all-new episodes and will be shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/.

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THAT METAL SHOW: Anthrax’s Frank Bello, Charlie Benante and Scott Ian To Appear On This Week’s Episode

THAT METAL SHOW: Anthrax’s Frank Bello, Charlie Benante and Scott Ian To Appear On This Week’s Episode

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Following last week’s highly successful return of “That Metal Show” featuring Rush’s Geddy Lee and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci (the Season 14 premiere was the second most watched Season Premiere in the history of the series) VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming returns with an all-new episode this Saturday at 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT. This week Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, and Scott Ian of Anthrax stop by the acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. The guys from Anthrax give us an update on their new album, their side projects, and share stories about their longtime relationship with Eddie. The hosts get the Anthrax guys to “Rank” their own albums, to “Put It On The Table” with answers to some serious questions, and engage in a passionate debate in the “Throwdown” when it’s Kiss Unmasked vs Kiss Dynasty. Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna checks-in from the recording studio in Los Angeles via the “Metal Modem.” Joey updates everyone on how the recording is going for Anthrax’s new album while taking a break from tracking his vocals.

The episode also features Testament’s ace shredder, Alex Skolnick, making his return to the “That Metal Show.” The guitar wizard discusses his latest acoustic solo album Planetary Coalition. He also fills the hosts in on the upcoming Testament/Exodus tour, and how much he’s looking forward to those shows. Alex even donates one of his ESP LTD signature guitars to the Box Of Junk for one very lucky and excited winner.

“Stump The Trunk” gets dramatic this week when Eddie melts down after he mishears a question. “TMS Top 5” discusses the Top 5 Cover Songs, and this week’s “Take It Or Leave It” has the guys discuss the increase of bands recording and releasing cover albums these days, which leads to another tirade from Eddie about the Grammys.

This week’s “That After Show” consists of everyone discussing what music was important to them growing up. It makes for an interesting discussion and offers unique insights into the music that inspired the guys in Anthrax to make music. Fans can watch “That After Show” as well as previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app.

Season 14 will mark the return of some notable faces in hard rock/heavy metal and contain a large group of first timers as well. Some Season 14 guests will include “That Metal Show” alumni Dave Lombardo formerly of Slayer and now with Philm, John 5, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali. This season marks first-time appearances for punk rock legend Marky Ramone, rap icon Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Gary Holt of Slayer/Exodus, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera formerly of Sepultura and currently with Soulfly, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. Both Motörhead and David Coverdale from Whitesnake will appear on the “Metal Modem” in different upcoming epsides. More guest confirmations will be announced at a later date.

 

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on “That Metal Show,” Season 14 will continue the trend with TMS alumni John 5 of Rob Zombie/John 5 Trio, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, and Frank Hannon of Tesla. TMS alums whod whill be making their TMS musical debuts will be Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, and TMS favorite, the berserker, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society. TMS first timers will be double-neck shred-master Michael Angelo Batio, Rich Ward of Fozzy, Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens. Season 14 of “That Metal Show” will consist of 12 all-new episodes and will be shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/.

“That Metal Show” first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television.  The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

 

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