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Kick Out The Jams: 20 Classic Live Albums In Hard Rock And Heavy Metal History!

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The live album. Though its popularity has severely waned as of late (along with albums in general!), it was a staple of hard rock and heavy metal bands back in the 70s and early 80s. In fact, a band’s live record would sometimes outsell its studio counterparts and in some ways come to define the band, displaying their raw, reckless energy and showing just what they’re capable of in the flesh. At times it became a band’s breakthrough album; at other times (if you’re Led Zeppelin) it capitalized on the band’s popularity. But either way, these LP’s go down in the annals of music history as some of the greatest rock albums of all time. From Kiss to Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest to Black Sabbath, all your favorite bands released live albums, and we love them for it. So to celebrate this week’s That Metal Show guest, former Kiss drummer Peter Criss, who played on their breakthrough Alive! double LP set, here’s a list of 20 Classic Live Albums In Hard Rock & Heavy Metal History. And whether they’re 100% live, live with overdubs, or mostly studio-enhanced, we don’t really care. What’s important is that they all kick some serious ass and kick out some serious jams.

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Peter Criss Speaks Out On “Heartbreaking” Kiss Rock Hall Controversy Next That Metal Show!


Things get real this Saturday on That Metal Show when former Kiss drummer Peter Criss discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding the band’s appearance at next month’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. Read more…

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Look Good In Leather With Miss Box Of Junk’s Fitness Move Of The Week!


You know her as Miss Box Of Junk, the hot,  heart breaking Trunk-stumping metal Godess who hangs around those with those knuckleheads on That Metal Show and has a knack for customizing rock t-shirts. Her alter ego however is Jennifer Gottlieb, a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist. This season we’ve asked her to share some of her work-out and health tips with a weekly Move Of The Week. Read more…

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Remembering Randy Rhoads: Celebrate The Legacy Of Heavy Metal’s Great Guitar Hero!

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32 years ago today heavy metal music lost one of it’s greatest guitar heroes, original Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads. His combination of guitar pyrotechnics, classical flourishes, flashy rhythm guitar fills and peerless technique has influenced players since he was first widely heard on Osbourne’s 1980 debut solo album Blizzard of Ozz and continues up to this very day. Read more…

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Iggy & The Stooges Drummer Scott “Rock Action” Asheton, Dead At 64

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Scott Asheton, drummer for pioneering proto-punk hard rock band The Stooges, died Saturday, March 15th from a heart attack at the age of 64. “My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night” said Stooges singer and solo artist Iggy Pop on a post on Iggy & The Stooges Facebook page late Sunday. “Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton,” he continued, “He was like my brother.” Read more…

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What Is Def Leppard And Kiss’ Major Announcement? Watch The Live Stream At 2PM Today To Find Out!

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Two of hard rock and heavy metal‘s most legendary acts are making a major announcement today at 2pm and you can live-stream their press conference HERE! Groundbreaking artists Def Leppard and Kiss Leppard are hush hush about what it is but theories are running rampant on the internet. Read more…

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What Are The Top 5 Scariest Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Songs Of All Time?

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Each week on That Metal Show, Eddie, Don and Jim rank their favorite musical moments from the worlds of hard rock and heavy metal in the TMS Top 5 and then argue about what the final ranking should be. This week, That Metal Debate centered on picking the hard rock and heavy metal’s 5 scariest songs. Which bands made everyone’s lists? Which songs make our boys shiver out of their own skin? And what hard rock or metal song gives you chills? Check out The TMS Top 5 Hard Rock & Metal Songs and the boys personal picks on the following pages and vote for what you think is the all time scariest hard rock and metal song on the final page! Read more…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Ireland’s 10 Greatest Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Bands!

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Today is St. Patrick’s Day when people around the globe celebrate all things Irish. Now some people think that means puffy leprechaun hats and green beer, much to the dismay of actual native-born Irishmen, but what they should be celebrating is all the great music that has emanated over the year’s from the Emerald Isle, especially it’s high-grade hard rock and heavy metal. As if the mythical tale of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland in the early Middle Ages weren’t metal enough, Éire’s legacy of heavy riffing stretches back to the late ’60s when Rory Gallagher‘s Taste and Irish Rock standard bearers Thin Lizzy first formed. Read more…

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New York’s Hardest: Who Are The Big Apple’s 20 Greatest Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Bands?

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New York is the city that never sleeps. That’s in part due to the fact that many legendary hard rock and metal bands got their starts here, banging out monster riffs in their apartments and basements to the complete dismay of their families and neighbors. Throughout history, New York’s residents have been stereotyped (some would say unfairly) as loud, fast-paced, edgy, aggressive and obnoxious. Sound familiar? Yup, sounds like the perfect breeding ground for hard rock and heavy metal music. Read more…