Mutton-chop side burn aficionado and stand-up comedian, Don Jamieson has co-hosted on That Metal Show since its inception twelve seasons ago. When he’s not co-hosting SNY’s Beer Money or playing in his band, Gunfire-N-Sodomy, he’s performing comedy as Metallica’s opening act, working on Inside the NFL with co-host, Jim, and showing off his wealth of metal knowledge with the boys. We can’t get enough of Don, and his Wolverine chops, so we tasked ourselves with learning as much as we could about him, giving him The Scoop treatment. From his favorite TMS moment of all time to the album that never gets old, find out the nine things you never knew about Don Jamieson! Read more…
Have people really forgotten about Soundgarden, arguably the third most-influential band of the Grunge era*? We here at VH1 would certainly concede that the band’s popularity has waned since their mid-’90s heyday, but we had no idea things had gotten so dire for them out there in the “real world.” Our own SoundScanner author, Adam Graham, was watching Jeopardy last night when he saw the three contestants draw a total blank at the following clue: “In 2012, ‘Been Away Too Long’ Was The First Single Off This Chris Cornell Band’s First Album In 16 Years.” (We have the Vine’d clip for you below.)
Metal-head and stand-up comedian, Jim Florentine has co-hosted That Metal Show throughout its twelve seasons. Not only does he share his massive wealth of metal knowledge each week on TMS, but he has also appeared on numerous other television series ranging from The Apprentice to Inside the NFL. You also probably remember him from Comedy Central’s uber-popular (and hilarious) series, Crank Yankers, where he voiced Eminem’s favorite character, Special Ed. We cannot get enough of Jim so we tasked ourselves with learning as much as we could about Jim, giving him The Scoop treatment. From who made him a metal fan to the song he wishes would play every time he walks into a room, find out the nine things you never knew about Jim Florentine! Read more…
This week we asked the boys to rank the Top 5 albums of legendary Canadian power trio and recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, Rush. Do you prefer the early hard rock of Fly By Night or later prog-epics such as 2112 or the commercial breakthrough of Moving Pictures? The band is still cranking out the masterpieces up until the present day so it’s hard to narrow it down to just 5! Read more…
We’ve watched Eddie Trunk show his true passion for music throughout That Metal Show’s twelve seasons. Each season, we’ve learned more about Eddie’s favorite performers, albums and metal moments, not to mention his clear disdain for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Additionally, the audience tries to Stump the Trunk each week which proves very difficult as Eddie is virtually a vault of information for all things metal and hard rock. We cannot get enough of Eddie and his wealth of knowledge so we tasked ourselves with learning all things Trunk, giving him The Scoop treatment. From his high school nickname to which TMS guest was most exciting for him, find out the nine things you never knew about Eddie Trunk! Read more…
This week we asked the boys “What were the biggest band blow ups and break ups in hard rock and heavy metal history”? Was it Slash and Axl’s falling out which led to the dissolution of the original Guns N’ Roses lineup? What about when Black Sabbath kicked out Ozzy Osbourne in 1979? Or one of the myriad Van Halen lead singer firings?
Check out the boys picks below and then vote in our poll to let us know what you think. You can vote as many times for as many different bands as you like and 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!
2. Skid Row
3. Van Halen
4. Motley Crue
1. Guns N’ Roses
3. Black Sabbath
4 Skid Row
1. Black Sabbath
3. Guns N’ Roses
4. White Zombie
5. Rage Against The Machine
Raise those devil horns in the air because Black Sabbath scores their first No. 1 album this week, while their old friend Robin Thicke continues to rule the singles chart with his addictive “Blurred Lines.” Here’s a look at this week’s Nielsen SoundScan sales charts:
Bust out your best concert t-shirt and bring a pair of earplugs because the loudest show on television, That Metal Show, is back for season number 12. But that’s not the only milestone it’s celebrating this year. On Saturday June 15th TMS celebrated its 100th episode so in tribute we’ve been counting down the Top 100 That Metal Show Moments of all freaking time and now it’s time to reveal the final 25!
Click here to see That Metal Show’s Top 100 Moments #s 25 – 1 in the gallery below.