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 this week with an all new episode that welcomes Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed alongside John Bush and Joey Vera of Armored Saint. Jamey Jasta talks about the upcoming Hatebreed tour, the podcast he hosts, recounts how a recent tour they did with Black Label Society was one of the best he has ever done, and even gives a compilation CD to each member of the audience. John Bush and Joey Vera talk about their forthcoming seventh album Win Hands Down, their upcoming tour with Saxon and recall memories from their time in Anthrax.
The episode also features shred guitar maestro Michael Angelo Batio making his debut on “That Metal Show” as the guest musician. Michael amazes the crowd with his double neck, v-shaped guitar and demonstrates why he is one of the fastest guitar players on the planet. He also fills the hosts in on his upcoming career retrospective Shred Force 1: The Essential Michael Angelo Batio, which is slated for release next month. Jason Becker also checks in to the show via the “Metal Modem.” Through his interpreter he discusses working with David Lee Roth and how he developed a way to speak using his only his eyes through a computer. He also talks about his career and his ongoing love for guitar and music.
Jamey, John, and Joey candidly reveal their love of coffee and beer in the “Put It On The Table” segment. Eddie has a difficult time with “Stump The Trunk” this week with one lucky fan taking home a signature Michael Angelo Batio guitar from Dean guitars. “Take It Or Leave It” has the hosts discussing the recent surge of VIP experiences from artists at concerts, and the “TMS Top 5” tackles the Top 5 Replacement Members in Bands who weren’t singers. Notable musicians such as Kirk Hammett, Neil Peart, Adrian Smith, Jason Newsted, Zakk Wylde, and Gary Moore all become part of the discussion until the final 5 make it to the top of the board. The “Throwdown” pits the first two Dio era Black Sabbath albums against each other when Heaven And Hell goes up against Mob Rules.
Season 14 will continue to 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 Mark Tremonti of Tremonti/Alter Bridge, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Zakk Wylde, Kirk Hammett, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot. This season also marks first-time appearances for Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, who joined us last year on the ‘Metal Modem’ is going to make her first appearance as a guest on the show. More guest confirmations will be announced at a later date.
“That Metal Show” is known for having the best musicians perform each week, and Season 14 continues the trend with TMS guest musician alumnus Frank Hannon of Tesla stopping by. Former guest alums who will be making their 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 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” consists of 12 all-new episodes and is shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast the following 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 has since 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, 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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