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Black Star Riders, Visigoth, King 810 And The Pretty Reckless Are ‘That Metal Show’s Picks Of The Week

Black Star Riders. [Photo: Getty Images]

Black Star Riders. [Photo: Getty Images]

That Metal Show is back and season 14 is in full swing as hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson have been welcoming some of hard rock and heavy metal‘s biggest and best. However, the boys love of music extends way beyond everyone they can fit into the show, so each week they’ve been sharing their ‘Pick Of The Week,’ to cast the spotlight on some of their favorite current acts and releases. Check out this week’s picks, which include everything from Black Star Riders classic hard rock to the ultra aggro sounds of trouble makers King 810. Read more…

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‘Rock Icons’ Sam Dunn Explains Why Interviewing Ted Nugent Is Like Trying To Cage A Wild Animal

All season long Rock Icons director / producer Sam Dunn will be giving us his personal epilogues for each episode. This week the show profiles legendary Motor City Madmen Ted Nugent, who these days is as known for his outspoken political views as for his ’70s riff rock and blazing lead guitar. Find out why Dunn thinks interviewing The Nuge is akin to trying to cage a wild animal and what he appreciates about the rocker even though the two of them “don’t really agree on much” in this exclusive online video.

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‘That After Show’ With TMS Guests Dave Lombardo And John 5

This year on That Metal Show we’re doing things a little differently and thinking up exciting new ways to bring you the best coverage of all things heavy metal and hard rock. One of those things is That After Show, where we keep the cameras rolling after the regular broadcast is over and let the TMS boys and their guests talk about, well, whatever the f**k they want to talk about. This week hear  former Slayer member and thrash metal drumming legend Dave Lombardo and famed Telecaster shredder, and current Rob Zombie guitarist, John 5 shoot the breeze about music and a life in metal. Read more…

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Dave Lombardo Discusses The Possibility Of A Reunion With Slayer Next ‘That Metal Show’


This Saturday on That Metal Show, the boys welcome thrash metal drumming legend Dave Lombardo. In it Eddie Trunk asks if there’s any chance of him ever reuniting with his former band Slayer, and while there’s nothing in the works, he doesn’t rule out the possibility. “Let’s just say, If you ever see me on stage again with Slayer, you’ll know everything’s resolved.” In addition, he discusses his current project PHILM and his earliest drumming influences. Read more…

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The Road To Grunge: 10 Albums That Paved The Way For Nirvana’s Breakthrough

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Nevermind by Nirvana didn’t just come out of nowhere in September 1991.

Mainstream music may have seemed to be dominated by hair-metal, dance pop, and aging rock stars come the dawn of the ’90s, but big sounds bubbling up from the underground had been pounding serious cracks in the firmament throughout the previous decade.

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15 Classic Songs With Truly Tragic Backstories

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Musicians are known for being a sad bunch. They often channel their feelings in a much more refined way than you or I am capable of — song, and we love them for it. Some artists in particular were affected by a tragedy in one way or another, and retold the story through song. Others produced songs that had tragic backstories. From James Taylor‘s “Fire And Rain” to Led Zeppelin‘s “All My Love,” here are 15 classic songs associated with real-life tragic tales.

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Garth Brooks Talks About How Rock Band Kansas Changed His Life In Preview Of New Documentary

On March 20th VH1 Classic and Palladia will air the new documentary Kansas: Miracles Out Of Nowhere, about the American progressive rock band which topped the charts in the 1970s. In this exclusive preview, find out how Kansas‘s blend of cutting edge musicianship and heartland appeal inspired country legend Garth Brooks to pursue a life in music. Read more…

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‘Rock Icons’ Talks Music And Politics With Controversial Rocker Ted Nugent Next Episode


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Depending on your perspective, the name either conjures images of a loin cloth clad rocker ripping ferocious leads out of his hollow-body Gibson Byrdland or a conservative loudmouth taking no prisoners with his pointed political views. While it’s true, The Nuge can easily offend, you will also meet few people who talk as passionately about the trans-formative magic of rock n’ roll as the Motor City Madman. This week Rock Icons  profiles the man himself and explores his life in music and his commitment to making himself heard, whether with a wall of amps or as a television commentator. Read more…