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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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Whose National Anthem Rocked Hardest? [POLL]

Top 10 Rockin' National Anthems

When thrash titans Metallica took the field at San Francisco’s AT&T Park to play “The Star Spangled Banner” last week, they were but the latest in a long line of high energy decibel dealers putting their rough stamp on our hallowed National Anthem. Ever since Jimi Hendrix serenaded the Woodstock faithful that bleary August morning in 1969 with his electric-fried version of “The Star Spangled Banner,” rockers have been figuring out daring different ways to rock Francis Scott Key’s composition in instrumental form. We now present to you the 10 Most Rocking Versions of The National Anthem. Give us your feedback on vote on where you think they rank and remember to vote early and vote often.

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Watch Metallica Shred Their Way Through The National Anthem

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica are proud residents of the Bay Area and, as such, were honored by the San Francisco Giants over the weekend with a special Metallica night at AT&T Park. The dudes returned the favor by plugging in their guitars for a bitchin’, two-guitar assault on “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the likes of which Francis Scott Key could’ve never imagined in his wildest dreams.

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R.I.P. Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman (1964-2013)

Jeff Hanneman of Slayer.

Jeff Hanneman of Slayer.

Grief and shock rippled through the heavy metal community yesterday at the late-breaking news that founding Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman had died at the age of 49. The band released a terse statement on their official website, Slayer.net, yesterday afternoon saying “Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed. Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)”.

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10 Crucial Moments In Deep Purple History

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Creators of hard rock’s most recognizable riff, home to some of the best musicians to ever plug into a Marshall stack, Deep Purple are just as important to the development of early heavy metal as their more hallowed brethren Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Like the high speed race cars they sonically emulated, their various lineups are known to fans as Mark I, Mark II and Mark III, but the core through their golden epoch was drumming powerhouse Ian Paice, groundbreaking organist Jon Lord and tempestuous sorcerer of the Stratocaster, Ritchie Blackmore. Read more…

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10 Crucial Moments In Motorhead History

10 Crucial Moments In Motorhead History

Clad head to toe in black denim, named after their singer’s favorite drug, quite possibly the loudest band on Earth, England’s Motörhead are rock n’roll’s ultimate outlaw gang. Like AC/DC or The Ramones, they write basically one song and that one song is better than most bands entire discographies. Helmed since 1975 by legendary bassist-singer-rogue Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, their high speed hymns of oblivion have been inspiring hard rockers, metalheads and punks for nearly 40 years and the band has no intentions of slowing down. These are the 10 Most Crucial Moments in Motörhead History.

Watch the all-new episode of Behind The Music Remastered: Motörhead on VH1 Classic, premiering this Saturday, April 20 at 9P/8C.

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