10 Awesome ‘That Metal Show’ Moments
Every metal fan should be familiar with the VH1 Classic show ‘That Metal Show,’ which features host Eddie Trunk and his two partners-in-crime, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. If you aren’t familiar with the show, then you better catch up with the 12 seasons that have already aired in a hurry because the show is returning for a 13th season on Jan. 18. This season, the show moves back to New York, where it will film fresh episodes each week.
‘That Metal Show‘ has everything metal fans love in every episode. The show features the ‘That Metal Show Top Five,’ which sees each host come up with their own list for a certain topic and then join forces to create the best combined list. There’s also the trivia game ‘Stump the Trunk’ — where Eddie Trunk’s trivia knowledge is put to the test as audience members ask rock and metal relatedquestions in an all-out bid to stump Eddie. The show also features a debate called ‘The Throw Down’ where everyone picks a side in an argument, like “Who is the best Rainbow singer – Ronnie James Dio or Joe Lynn Turner?” and duel it out.
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, there’s big-time guest metal musicians on every episode! Did we forget to mention that already? Season 13 already has some incredible guests lined up! Among the acts visiting the season opening show airing on Saturday, Jan. 18. at 11PM ET are Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows, Black Label Society‘s Zakk Wylde and Five Finger Death Punch‘s Jason Hook.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to love ‘That Metal Show,’ so check out the videos below to look at 10 Awesome ‘That Metal Show’ Moments. And, for the latest info on ‘That Metal Show,’ visit the program’s official website and Facebook page.
Jake E. Lee
Each show, audience members get a chance to participate in a game called ‘Stump the Trunk’ in an effort to win a prize. Eddie Trunk is renowned for his vast rock and metal knowledge, but this time, an audience member asks where Phil Lynott played his final show with Thin Lizzy. The Trunk is stumped and guest shredder Jake E. Lee awards the winner with a special prize!
Musicians are just like the rest of us and have their medical woes that send them through turmoil. Here, King Diamond discusses going through triple bypass surgery and the lengthy recovery time. Heart surgery can take its toll on anyone, especially one who has to run around on a stage singing for a living.
The album art for ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ is a striking one in the literal and figurative senses of the word. It backs up the attitude present on the pivotal Pantera album and Vinnie Paul gives viewers the scoop behind its creation. There is no trickery here, as Vinnie explains a man was actually punched in the face several times.
All the band members involved in the Big 4 shows felt immense pressure as the metal world’s collective spotlight was on them for every performance. Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine talks about being in a neck brace literally minutes before taking the stage at the Big 4 show at Yankee Stadium in New York!