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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…

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That Metal Gear: Mick Mars – From The Mousketeers To Motley Crue!

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Each week That Metal Show interviews your favorite hard rock and heavy metal musicians and and likewise each week That Metal Gear interviews your favorite TMS guests to find out how they got started on their instruments, who their influences are and what gear they use to get the sounds we all know and love. This week we catch up with one of the most enigmatic guitar heroes of the Sunset Strip, Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars.

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Things Get Twisted When Dee Snider Returns To That Metal Show This Saturday!

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Things get a little crazy when famed Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider returns to That Metal Show show this Saturday night.  Ed, Don and Jim relax and have a laugh as the always-animated front-man shares tales of a life in heavy metal. Then former-Deep Purple great Glenn Hughes calls into the “Metal Modem” to talk about his new band California Breed with this week’s special musical guest Chris Caffrey of Trans-Siberian Orchestra shredding all the while. Peep pics of this week’s show and tune in to VH1 Classic Saturday night at 11/10C to watch the whole show!

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Evil Twinsies! These Heavy Metal Magazine Characters Look Just Like Real-Life Heavy Metal Musicians

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Since the late ‘70s, horny sci-fi fans have been ogling the pages of Heavy Metal magazine for its mix of adult-oriented fantasy comics and erotica-inspired artwork. Originating in France in 1975 under the name Métal Hurlant, which translates to “Howling Metal,” the magazine’s American publishers decided a name change was in order for the U.S. market. What better name than that of a certain musical movement — wink, Heavy Metal — that was ascending into the mainstream from the fringes of rock. Read more…

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What Are The Top 5 Motley Crue 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, in honor of guest Mick Mars, That Metal Debate centered on picking the 5 best songs from one of rock’s most legendary bands, those dirty denizens of The Sunset Strip, Mötley Crüe! Since bursting on the scene in the early ’80s, the Mötleys have unleashed a torrent of great albums packed full of killer riffs and attitude galore. Narrowing down their top 5 songs was such an arduous the boys enlisted the help of Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof to help them decide the best of the best. Check out The TMS Top 5 Mötley Crüe Songs plus Kurdt and the boys personal picks on the following pages and vote for your favorite Mötley tunes on the final page! Read more…