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Kiss And Don’t Make Up: A Complete Guide To The Kiss Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Kontroversy

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Kiss fans were delighted this past December when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally welcomed the pioneering hard rock and heavy metal band into its hallowed ranks, a full 15 years after they were first eligable for inclusion. But within weeks of the announcement their joy turned to sorrow as the various fractured ranks of the band began bickering about who would be recognized and who would play at tomorrow night’s induction ceremonies at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Read more…

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Miss Box Of Junk Hits You Where It Hurts In The Move Of The Week Season Finale!


This season on That Metal Show, our resident metal hottie Miss Box Of Junk, a.k.a. NASM-Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist Jennifer Gottlieb, has been sharing workout tips and exercise routines online in her weekly Move Of The Week videos. Read more…

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Catchy, Loud and Proud: 20 Essential Power Pop Tracks That Will Be Stuck In Your Head Forever

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What’s power pop, you ask? It’s ridiculously radio-friendly hooks and close vocal harmonies, mixed with a hefty dose of Marshall stacks and relentless four-on-the-floor beat. Perfect for music fans who like a little sugar in their rock! The genre has its roots in the British Invasion sound of the mid-sixties, borrowing heavily from The Who and The Beatles, as well as Americans, The Byrds. Following the demise of the Fab Four at the start of the ’70s, a host of new groups hoping to carry the pop torch amped up their jangling Rickenbacker 12-strings and made a bid for Billboard glory. Only a few made it, but the music that came out of the power pop golden era (1973-1982) is still among the catchiest ever committed to wax.

Read on for 20 essential power pop tracks that will be lodged in your brain for the rest of your life. Overly commercial? Maybe. Guilty pleasures? Possibly. But you’ll be singing right along, we guarantee it! Be warned: This ear candy is so sweet, you’re going to have to brush your speakers before bedtime.

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What Are Ed, Don And Jim’s Top 5 Desert Island Hard Rock Albums?

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Each and every season on That Metal Show, Eddie, Don and Jim have ranked their favorite musical moments from the worlds of hard rock and heavy metal in the TMS Top 5 and then argued about what the final ranking should be. This week to cap off season 13 the boys decided to answer a question fans of the show have been asking them for ages, what are their Top 5 Desert Island Hard Rock Albums? Read more…

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That Metal Gear: Yngwie Malmsteen – The King Of Shred Shares His Influences And Equipment Secrets


Just as That Metal Show interviews your favorite heavy metal and hard rock stars, That Metal Gear talks with some of the greatest musicians in the genre to find out what they’re playing and how they get their sounds. This week we caught up with one of the greatest guitarists in shred history, the master of the cream colored Stratocaster, the overlord of the scalloped fret-board, the one and only Yngwie Malmsteen. Read more…

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Metal On Metal: The 20 Greatest Heavy Metal Songs With The Word “Metal” In The Title

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As we all know, besides being the greatest musical style in the history of mankind, heavy metal is also one of loudest and proudest. Fans fly the metal banner with pride and what better way for bands to show their allegiance to the cause than by name checking the genre in the title of their greatest heavy metal anthems? Read more…

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Joe Satriani, Artie Lange And Jim Breuer Clown Around Next That Metal Show Episode!

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It’s the end of another season of That Metal Show and the boys are going out with a bang! This Saturday night be sure to tune in to VH1 Classic for the TMS season 13 finale when Ed, Jim and Don welcome instrumental guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani along with the absolutely hilarious Artie Lange of Howard Stern fame and former Saturday Night Live cast member Jim Breuer.  And once again, as the special musical guest is the one and only overlord of the scalloped fretboard, Yngwie Malmsteen!!!  Read more…

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Miss Box Of Junk Hooks Up With Drummers…To See How They Stay In Shape!


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 who shares her workout tips and exercise routines with the masses of out of shape TMS fans in her weekly Miss Box Of Fitness: Move Of The Week videos.

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Heavy Metal Kids: 10 Youngsters That Shred Harder Than You Ever Will!

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Ah, the musical child prodigy. In times of old they toiled away, honing their chops in obscurity or being paraded around like Mozart by his Father, showing off their skills to entertain the royal houses of Europe. Nowadays Mom and Dad bust out the smart phone and upload videos to Youtune for the amusement of the masses in the hopes of going viral. Read more…