VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” returns this week with a Mötley Crüe debut, legendary guitarist Mick Mars comes by the acclaimed hard rock and heavy metal talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. Mick updates the hosts on the upcoming farewell Mötley Crüe tour, his health, writing music outside of Mötley Crüe, and what it’s been like to be a member of one of hard rock’s most notorious bands for over 30 years. He guarantees this will be a true Mötley Crüe farewell tour and even goes so far to say “if there is another tour, he will give everyone in the world tickets for free.” Mick surprises everyone during the “Put It On The Table” segment when asked what’s his favorite new band, and simply says he hasn’t formed it yet. Episode eight of “That Metal Show” airs this Saturday, March 8th at 11:00PM ET/PT.
Cinderella vocalist Tom Keifer, known for his raspy-soulful voice, straps on an all-steel Trussart guitar and wows the audience with his blues-rock soaked riffs. Tom christens the new TMS house amp, a Fender EVH 5150 half stack donated to the show by guitar-legend Eddie Van Halen. This prompts the hosts to once again make their plea for the electric six-string god to appear on the show.
Kurdt Vanderhoof of Metal Church also stops by the show before playing a concert in Brooklyn later in the evening. Kurt joins the hosts for the “TMS Top 5” selecting the Top 5 Mötley Crüe Songs. Kurt also takes part in the “Throwdown” alongside Tom and Mick to pick the better of the first two Mötley Crüe albums: Too Fast For Love or Shout At The Devil. This week’s “Stump The Trunk” gigs deep and truly tests Eddie’s Mötley Crüe knowledge. Episode 8 proves to be the most exciting and fun show of the current season to date.
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 are confirmed for the upcoming episodes including The Winery Dogs, and past great TMS guests, Vinnie Paul, formerly of Pantera, Dee Snider, original Kiss member Peter Criss, and guitar genius Joe Satriani.
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: Charred Walls of the Damned drummer Richard Christy, Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist Chris Caffery, and the guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Each of these artists will make the new season the most musically diverse and rockin’ 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 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.
“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.