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Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Talks About His New Jaco Pastorius Documentary And The Bassist’s Influence On His Music

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People tend to think that if you play in one of the hardest and heaviest heavy metal bands of all time you must only listen to music that sounds similar to your own. However, most great musicians will tell you they draw inspiration from a wide variety of influences across the musical spectrum, regardless of genre. Such is the case with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. He first came to prominence playing with skate punks Suicidal Tendencies, then played funk metal in the spinoff group Infectious Grooves before landing a gig with Ozzy Osbourne and eventually taking over the 4-string in the biggest heavy metal band in the world. And his greatest influence is a jazz fusion bassist who is best known for his guest apperences on other artists’ albums and only released two proper solo albums before his tragic death at the age of 35. Read more…

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Golden Gods Awards Come To VH1: Guns N’ Roses Play, That Metal Show Boys Host And You Can Livestream The Whole Show!

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The cat’s out of the f***ing bag! The 2014 Golden Gods Awards is going down next week in Los Angeles and it will be hosted this year by none other than That Metal Show‘s Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson! Read more…

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That Metal Gear: Richie Kotzen – The Winery Dog Talks Telecasters And Guitar Tricks


That Metal Show is over for the season but we’ve got one last That Metal Gear we want you to see. We’ve been talking to some of the show’s most talented guests about how they got started on their instruments and what gear they use to get their sounds.

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Count Down Deep Purple And Rainbow Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s 10 Greatest Riffs In Honor Of His Birthday!

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69 years ago today one of rock’s greatest and most influential guitarists was born, Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow fame. He is arguably the first “shredder” in rock n’ roll, melding nasty blues licks with classical melodicisms and unparalleled technique, delivered with a devil-may-care attitude. Read more…

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That Metal Gear: Joe Satriani – Hear How He Tries To Keep Moving Forward As A Guitarist!

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That Metal Show might be over for the season but we’ve still got a couple more That Metal Gear’s coming your way. We’ve been talking to some of the show’s most talented guests about how they got started on their instruments and what gear they use to get their sounds. This week read an interview with one of the wizard’s of shredding, instrumental rock, Joe Satriani. Joe’s been in the top tier of guitar players since he came on the scene in the ‘80s and is also famous as the former guitar teacher of such well-known players as Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Larry LaLonde of Primus among others. As you’d expect from someone who puts so much thought and skill into his playing, Joe was a great interview and had insightful and even inspiring things to say about playing music and how to always push yourself forward as a musician.

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Kiss And Don’t Make Up: A Complete Guide To The Kiss Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Kontroversy

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Kiss fans were delighted this past December when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally welcomed the pioneering hard rock and heavy metal band into its hallowed ranks, a full 15 years after they were first eligable for inclusion. But within weeks of the announcement their joy turned to sorrow as the various fractured ranks of the band began bickering about who would be recognized and who would play at tomorrow night’s induction ceremonies at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Read more…

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Miss Box Of Junk Hits You Where It Hurts In The Move Of The Week Season Finale!


This season on That Metal Show, our resident metal hottie Miss Box Of Junk, a.k.a. NASM-Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist Jennifer Gottlieb, has been sharing workout tips and exercise routines online in her weekly Move Of The Week videos. Read more…

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What Are Ed, Don And Jim’s Top 5 Desert Island Hard Rock Albums?

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Each and every season on That Metal Show, Eddie, Don and Jim have ranked their favorite musical moments from the worlds of hard rock and heavy metal in the TMS Top 5 and then argued about what the final ranking should be. This week to cap off season 13 the boys decided to answer a question fans of the show have been asking them for ages, what are their Top 5 Desert Island Hard Rock Albums? Read more…