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Listen To Our Playlist From The Latest Episode Of That Metal Show

Stone Sour members Corey Taylor and Josh Rand stopped by That Metal Show this past week, talking about everything from their new album to weighing in on metal’s most underrated guitarists.

And to keep the action going all week long, check out our Spotify playlist, featuring some of the band’s favorite tracks.

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That Metal Show Top 5 Underrated Guitarists

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Each week fans tune in to That Metal Show to see Eddie, Jim and Don weigh-in and argue about such important subjects as The Top 5 Jason Newstead Metallica Albums or The Top 5 Best Screams In A Song on the TMS Top 5. This season we’re moving the debate online and letting you, the fans, make your voices heard in our weekly TMS Top 5 polls.

Saturday on That Metal Show, the boys debated who were the most underrated guitarists in hard rock and heavy metal history. Special musical guest Richie Kotzen, who’s played with everyone from Poison to Mr. Big, came out on top but the full list of players is a who’s who of unrecognized or under-appreciated shredders from around the hard rock globe.

Peep the final list along with Eddie, Jim and Don’s selections and then cast your votes below and let us know where you think these guitarists rate. You can vote as many times for as many different guitarists as you like and don’t forget to check back every week for more TMS Top 5 countdowns and watch That Metal Show on VH1 Classic every Saturday night at 11/10C!

TMS Top 5 Underrated Guitarists
1. Richie Kotzen
2. Brad Whitford
3. Dave Meniketti
4. Chris Broderick
5. Wolf Hoffmann

Eddie Trunk
1. Richie Kotzen
2. Dave Meniketti
3. Wolf Hoffmann
4. John 5
5. Snake Sabo/Scotti Hill

Jim Florentine
1. Tom Morello
2. Chris Broderick
3. Mike McCready
4. Phil Demmel
5. Mike Mushok

Don Jamiseon
1. Brad Whitford
2. Scott Gorham
3. Phil Campbell
4. Paul Quinn
5. Kurdt Vanderhoof

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Catch A Sneak Peek Of This Week’s That Metal Show With Stone Sour

Our latest episode of That Metal Show features Stone Sour, with singer Corey Taylor recounting an unbelievable tale involving rock legend Meat Loaf.

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Lenny Kravitz Rocks The 2013 CMT Music Awards With ‘American Woman’ + Jason Aldean

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Hold up, Girl On Fire! It was Lenny Kravitz getting a crowd hungry for a full evening of country celebration at last night’s CMT Music Awards. The sometimes-actor-always-rockstud lit up the stage with “American Woman” alongside country star Jason Aldean, who immediately transitioned into his co-host duties with CMT favorite Kristen Bell. Read more…

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Vote For The Top 5 Jason Newsted Era Metallica Albums

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The TMS Top 5 is an institution on That Metal Show. Each week fans tune in to see Eddie, Jim and Don weigh-in and argue about such important subjects as The Top 5 Black Sabbath Riffs and The Top 5 Iron Maiden Albums. This season we’re moving the debate online. Each week we’ll be posting a new topic and the boys picks and then we’ll let the fans vote to decide which choices come out on top.

This week in honor of the season 12 premiere episode guest we’re asking you to vote for your favorite Jason Newsted Era Metallica Albums. From his full-length debut on 1988’s …And Justice For All (and yes we know his recorded debut was on The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited EP, but that’s an EP, not an album) through their self-titled commercial breakthrough and up through the controversial S&M album, Jason laid down the bass on some of the band’s most well known and best-loved songs.

Check out Eddie, Jim and Don’s picks and then you can vote for your favorites albums below.  You can vote as many times for as many different albums as you like and see where they rate.  Don’t forget to check back every week for more TMS Top 5 countdowns and watch That Metal Show on VH1 Classic every Saturday night at 11/10C!

Eddie Trunk
1. Metallica (The Black Album)
2. And Justice For All
3. Load
4. Garage Inc.
5. ReLoad

Jim Florentine
1. And Justice For All
2. Load
3. Metallica (The Black Album)
4. Garage Inc.
5. ReLoad

Don Jamiseon
1. Metallica (The Black Album)
2. And Justice For All
3. Load
4. Garage Inc.
5. Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge

 

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Richie Sambora Wants Jon Bon Jovi To Stop “Trash-Talking,” Hints At Possible Return

Richie Sambora Wants Jon Bon Jovi To Stop Trash-Talking

When Richie Sambora was asked to pack his bags and take a leave of absence from the current leg of the Bon Jovi world tour back in early April, Jon Bon Jovi cited “personal reasons” as the cause of Sambora’s departure. Of course, “personal reasons” is generally PR speak for “drug/alcohol abuse,” and knowing Sambora’s well-documented history in that arena, many assumed that he had fallen off the wagon again. Well, as it turns out, Richie has been paying close attention to the rumor and innuendo, and he’s not the least bit happy about it. “Enough with the trash-talking — Jon needs to stop talking about me publicly,” Sambora told the Daily Mail late last week.

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VH1 Classic Remembers Ray Manzarek Of The Doors

R.I.P. Ray Manzarek

It’s been two days since Ray Manzarek died after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer and, if you’re anything like us, you’re still coming to grips with his loss. Thankfully, VH1 Classic decided to reshuffle all of its programming tomorrow night, Thursday May 23, in order to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors. Please check out the following press release that just hit the wires for the complete details:

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20 Badass Photos Of Dio Throwing Devil Horns

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Today marks the third anniversary of the death of Ronnie James Dio, one of the true greats of heavy metal music. Despite his diminutive stature, he possessed one of rock’s biggest voices and personalities and was loved by nearly everyone who ever came in contact with him, be they bandmates, fellow musicians or fans.

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