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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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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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That Metal Gear: Billy Sheehan – Hear The Mr. Big Of Bass Guitar Share His Tone Secrets!


This week for That Metal Gear we’re very pleased to share with you a special video and interview with one of the greatest bassists in the history or hard rock and heavy metal, the legendary Billy Sheehan. Read more…

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: Who Are The 20 Greatest Supergroups In Heavy Metal And Hard Rock?

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Supergroup: n. The meeting of individual musical minds from separate iconic bands who attempt to combine their unique powers in order to create something totally new (Ok, not an official definition by any means, but that about sums it up). Read more…

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Kick Out The Jams: 20 Classic Live Albums In Hard Rock And Heavy Metal History!

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The live album. Though its popularity has severely waned as of late (along with albums in general!), it was a staple of hard rock and heavy metal bands back in the 70s and early 80s. In fact, a band’s live record would sometimes outsell its studio counterparts and in some ways come to define the band, displaying their raw, reckless energy and showing just what they’re capable of in the flesh. At times it became a band’s breakthrough album; at other times (if you’re Led Zeppelin) it capitalized on the band’s popularity. But either way, these LP’s go down in the annals of music history as some of the greatest rock albums of all time. From Kiss to Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest to Black Sabbath, all your favorite bands released live albums, and we love them for it. So to celebrate this week’s That Metal Show guest, former Kiss drummer Peter Criss, who played on their breakthrough Alive! double LP set, here’s a list of 20 Classic Live Albums In Hard Rock & Heavy Metal History. And whether they’re 100% live, live with overdubs, or mostly studio-enhanced, we don’t really care. What’s important is that they all kick some serious ass and kick out some serious jams.

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