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Nirvana Reunite At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Surprise Club Set In Brooklyn!

Joan Jett fronting Nirvana for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was one of the worst kept secrets in rock n’ roll but it turned out to be a red herring. The news went viral Tuesday after The Foo Fighters posted an Instagram photo of Jett’s iconic Gibson Melody Maker guitar alongside the instruments of surviving band members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, but in the end the group had much more planned for the night…

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Stevie Nicks, Questlove and Tom Morello Weigh In On The KISS Hall Of Fame Controversy

By now the KISS Army are aware that the band’s induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame was marred by some serious infighting. The dispute centered around founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s desire to perform with band-mates past and present, including current drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer. The Hall of Fame were only honoring the original line-up that included Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, and wanted to limit the new member’s involvement. The whole matter gets complicated (our experts have broken it down here in great detail)  but in the end, the band did not end up performing during the ceremony. It’s sad that the disagreements got in the way of the music, and some of rock’s luminaries took the time to weigh in on the whole ordeal!

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That Metal Gear: Joe Satriani – Hear How He Tries To Keep Moving Forward As A Guitarist!

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That Metal Show might be over for the season but we’ve still got a couple more That Metal Gear’s coming your way. We’ve been talking to some of the show’s most talented guests about how they got started on their instruments and what gear they use to get their sounds. This week read an interview with one of the wizard’s of shredding, instrumental rock, Joe Satriani. Joe’s been in the top tier of guitar players since he came on the scene in the ‘80s and is also famous as the former guitar teacher of such well-known players as Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Larry LaLonde of Primus among others. As you’d expect from someone who puts so much thought and skill into his playing, Joe was a great interview and had insightful and even inspiring things to say about playing music and how to always push yourself forward as a musician.

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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…