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Black Star Riders, Visigoth, King 810 And The Pretty Reckless Are ‘That Metal Show’s Picks Of The Week

Black Star Riders. [Photo: Getty Images]

Black Star Riders. [Photo: Getty Images]

That Metal Show is back and season 14 is in full swing as hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson have been welcoming some of hard rock and heavy metal‘s biggest and best. However, the boys love of music extends way beyond everyone they can fit into the show, so each week they’ve been sharing their ‘Pick Of The Week,’ to cast the spotlight on some of their favorite current acts and releases. Check out this week’s picks, which include everything from Black Star Riders classic hard rock to the ultra aggro sounds of trouble makers King 810. Read more…

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‘Rock Icons’ Sam Dunn Explains Why Interviewing Ted Nugent Is Like Trying To Cage A Wild Animal

All season long Rock Icons director / producer Sam Dunn will be giving us his personal epilogues for each episode. This week the show profiles legendary Motor City Madmen Ted Nugent, who these days is as known for his outspoken political views as for his ’70s riff rock and blazing lead guitar. Find out why Dunn thinks interviewing The Nuge is akin to trying to cage a wild animal and what he appreciates about the rocker even though the two of them “don’t really agree on much” in this exclusive online video.

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‘That After Show’ With TMS Guests Dave Lombardo And John 5

This year on That Metal Show we’re doing things a little differently and thinking up exciting new ways to bring you the best coverage of all things heavy metal and hard rock. One of those things is That After Show, where we keep the cameras rolling after the regular broadcast is over and let the TMS boys and their guests talk about, well, whatever the f**k they want to talk about. This week hear  former Slayer member and thrash metal drumming legend Dave Lombardo and famed Telecaster shredder, and current Rob Zombie guitarist, John 5 shoot the breeze about music and a life in metal. Read more…

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Dave Lombardo Discusses The Possibility Of A Reunion With Slayer Next ‘That Metal Show’


This Saturday on That Metal Show, the boys welcome thrash metal drumming legend Dave Lombardo. In it Eddie Trunk asks if there’s any chance of him ever reuniting with his former band Slayer, and while there’s nothing in the works, he doesn’t rule out the possibility. “Let’s just say, If you ever see me on stage again with Slayer, you’ll know everything’s resolved.” In addition, he discusses his current project PHILM and his earliest drumming influences. Read more…

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Garth Brooks Talks About How Rock Band Kansas Changed His Life In Preview Of New Documentary

On March 20th VH1 Classic and Palladia will air the new documentary Kansas: Miracles Out Of Nowhere, about the American progressive rock band which topped the charts in the 1970s. In this exclusive preview, find out how Kansas‘s blend of cutting edge musicianship and heartland appeal inspired country legend Garth Brooks to pursue a life in music. Read more…

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‘Rock Icons’ Talks Music And Politics With Controversial Rocker Ted Nugent Next Episode


Ted Nugent.

Depending on your perspective, the name either conjures images of a loin cloth clad rocker ripping ferocious leads out of his hollow-body Gibson Byrdland or a conservative loudmouth taking no prisoners with his pointed political views. While it’s true, The Nuge can easily offend, you will also meet few people who talk as passionately about the trans-formative magic of rock n’ roll as the Motor City Madman. This week Rock Icons  profiles the man himself and explores his life in music and his commitment to making himself heard, whether with a wall of amps or as a television commentator. Read more…

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Miss Box Of Junk Explains How She Gets Motivated To Stay Healthy And Fit

Have you ever wondered what makes Miss Box Of Junk motivated to stay healthy and look good for the That Metal Show faithful? Well that’s what TMS viewer Frank was thinking about when he submitted the question for this week’s ‘Ask Jennifer’ segment.  Hear Miss Box Of Junk, A.K.A. fitness trainor Jennifer Gottlieb, explain how working good and eating right makes her feel great and look good in those skintight leather pants of hers.  Read more…

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Alex Skolnick From Testament Combines Classic And Modern Sounds On ‘That Metal Gear’

Every week Ed, Don and Jim welcome the biggest and best names in hard rock and heavy metal on That Metal Show, and we catch up with TMS’ shred-tastic musical guests in That Metal Gear. This week we caught up with one of the finest guitarist to emerge from the ’80s thrash metal scene, Alex Skolnick of Testament. As a player he combines technical finesses with raw power and combines classic and modern influences in both his playing and his gear selection. Read more…