VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” returns this week with the fourth episode of Season 13 on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00PM ET/PT. The acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine invites American rock legend Ted Nugent to take center stage with an in-depth interview discussing Ted’s influences, musical history, and how he avoided the usual pitfalls of the music industry all these years. This week’s musical guest is Surfer-Rock guitar riff master, Gary Hoey. The usual fan-favorite segments return in this week’s episode including the “TMS Top 5” Ted Nugent songs, “Put It On The Table”, and a “Stump The Trunk” that has Eddie reeling from this week’s questions. The episode also features a “Metal Modem” segment with “TMS” alum, Biff Byford of the metal band Saxon, who checks-in to update the guys on Saxon’s upcoming plans. This week’s “Throwdown” is pre-empted and replaced by a surprise guitar performance by none other then the legend Nugent himself. Ted jumps up and showcases his signature playing style that made him famous for over 40 years.
Since the January 18th premiere of Season 13, “That Metal Show” continues to bring their audience the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. A number of guests have been confirmed for the upcoming episodes including Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler of Lamb of God, and The Winery Dogs. Also confirmed to appear during Season 13 are Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe, original Kiss members Ace Frehley & Peter Criss, guitar genius Joe Satriani, Mick Jones of Foreigner, Leslie West of Mountain, and Vinnie Paul formerly of Pantera. Other guests are still being confirmed at this time with more to be named at a later date.
Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on “That Metal Show,” Season 13 continues the trend with the likes of these TMS alums: metal master Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, Charred Walls of the Damned drummer Richard Christy, female guitar legend Lita Ford, Cinderella front man Tom Keifer, and the guitar virtuoso, Yngwie Malmsteen. Each and every one will make the new season the most musically diverse collection of shows in “That Metal Show” history.
This season marks some monumental changes for the show as it returns to New York City for Season 13. Previously, the show was taped over several days of one week out at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. The new season is shot at Metropolis Studios on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Season 13 also consists of 12 new episodes making it the longest season in the show’s history. Fans can also catch the complete season 12 and brand new exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and in the new VH1 app. New episodes of season 13 launch on the web and in the app every Sunday morning following the show’s on-air premiere.
“That Metal Show” premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since then has become the only place for all things hard rock/heavy metal on cable television. The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in music including members of Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Pantera, Anthrax, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Queensrÿche, and Heart to name just a few.
“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.
VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution”, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal. When it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.