VH1 CLASSIC’S “THAT METAL SHOW” REACHES MILESTONE 100th EPISODE THIS SATURDAY

VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming "That Metal Show" returns this week with the show's milestone 100th episode. The show is hosted by radio/TV personality Eddie Trunk and comedian/TV personalities Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. The guests for this week's episode are Kill Devil Hill/Pantera bassist Rex Brown and legendary front man Sebastian Bach. A sneak peek of the 100th episode is available online and can be viewed at http://on.vh1.com/sneak1203. The episode features Brown discussing his Pantera years while promoting his recently released book "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera." Sebastian Bach joins in on the conversation while promoting his latest DVD/CD "Abachalypse Now." The episode also features a "Metal Modem" session with Danko Jones, the always-popular "Stump the Trunk" and another "TMS Top 5" as the guys argue over the Top 5 Comeback Albums. The episode airs at 11:00PM EST/PST and will be available online the following Monday.


"Wow, congrats to the entire TMS team for reaching our 100th episode," exclaims host Jamieson. "To all of our fans worldwide, a big horns up for making our metal dreams come true!"


The Season 12 premiere of "That Metal Show" debuted to record numbers for 2013. The Season 12 premiere aired on Saturday June 1st and was the cable channel's highest rated telecast of 2013 to date. The premiere welcomed former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted to the show for the first time. The episode garnered a 143% increase in viewership over the Season 11 premiere that debuted last August 2012. Also appearing on the season premiere was guest drummer Carmine Appice, a "Metal Modem" segment with Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta and the Season 12 return of "Stump The Trunk" to name a few.


The remaining episodes for Season 12 guests and airdates are:


6/22 – Jake E. Lee and Rick Allen

6/29 – Queensrÿche (Scott Rockenfield & Todd La Torre) and Dave Mustaine

7/6 – Rob Zombie & John 5 and Tom Keifer

7/13 – Scott Gorham & Ricky Warwick and Neil Fallon

7/20 – Blue Öyster Cult (Buck Dharma) & Kix (Steve Whiteman & Brian Forsythe)


"That Metal Show" premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since then 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 hard rock and heavy metal including members of Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Metallica, Pantera, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Queensrÿche, and Heart. Fans can also catch the complete season 11 and bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com.


That Metal Show is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams are Executive Producers for VH1 Classic.


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 (11.11.11) and Metal Evolution, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal. Because when it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.


Bob Zerull
Managing Editor/Contributor for Zoiks! Online
Owner of ZPNetwork - A Podcasting Network
 
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