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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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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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Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All Turns 30: Rob Halford, Jason Newsted + More Discuss The Seminal Debut Album

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30 years ago today, a little known heavy metal band from Northern California released their debut album on a fledgling independent record label run out of a New Jersey flea market. The album, Kill ‘Em All, was the opening salvo of the nascent thrash metal movement and the band, Metallica, had a profound effect not just on heavy metal itself, but the music industry as a whole. To mark the album’s 30th anniversary, we’ve asked fellow musicians and Metallica fans what they thought when they first encountered one of the music’s most groundbreaking albums. These include metal gods like Rob Halford from Judas Priest, fellow thrash titans Kerry King from Slayer and Anthrax’s Scott Ian, our trio of That Metal Show hosts, as well as a few people with personal ties to the band like longtime bassist Jason Newsted and Kirk Hammet’s former guitar teacher, famed guitar shredder Joe Satriani.

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