This weekend we wrapped the 10th Season of That Metal Show with HellYeah (and former Pantera) drummer Vinnie Paul, Tommy Shaw, and James “JY” Young of Styx. We rocked out to legendary guitarist Steve Stevens, who stood in as our guest musician.
In past episodes of That Metal Show, the boys have argued, fought and made the tough calls on the TMS TOP 5 Front men, Guitarists, Bassists, and Drummers. But this week, our hosts paid respect to yet another league of hard rock and heavy metal musicians: the TMS TOP 5 Keyboardists. How do you choose from all of the talented musicians who man the keys? You have the triple-threat Geddy Lee (Rush), who plays bass, sings, and is the keyboardist for Rush. There’s UFO’s Paul Raymond, Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater and Black Country Communion, Michael Kenney of Iron Maiden, and Darren Wharton of Thin Lizzy, to name a few.
But when Jennifer flipped the board, Jon Lord and Don Airey of Deep Purple showed up in ALL THREE of the hosts’ lists, so it quickly became clear who would earn the top 2 spots. After much debate, the guys were able to narrow their picks down to the TMS Top 5 Keyboardists. Here’s who they came up with:
THAT METAL SHOW’s Top 5 Keyboardists:
1. Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
2. Don Airey (Deep Purple)
3. Geddy Lee (Rush)
4. Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Black Country Communion)
5. Jens Johansson
Did you miss the season finale on Saturday? Don’t worry, watch it below and leave a comment with your own list of Top 5 Keyboardists. Keep up-to-date with all things That Metal Show and “Like” us on Facebook and follow @ThatMetalShow on Twitter.