10 Awesome ‘That Metal Show’ Moments
‘That Metal Show‘ had everything metal fans love in every episode. The show features the ‘That Metal Show Top Five,’ which saw 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 was put to the test as audience members asked rock and metal relatedquestions in an all-out bid to stump Eddie. The show also featured a debate called ‘The Throw Down’ where everyone picked a side in an argument, like “Who is the best Rainbow singer – Ronnie James Dio or Joe Lynn Turner?” and duel it out.
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.
Starts at 20:40
Shock rock master Alice Cooper
tells the story of how he met Elvis Presley, which eventually results in Cooper holding a loaded gun up to Presley. He then jokes about what history would have been like if he had shot Elvis.
Starts at 11:40
Every episode of 'That Metal Show' features the guys debating a Top Five list. In this episode, they argue about who the best hard rock drummers are. Here, legendary Dream Theater stickman Mike Portnoy serves up a list of his own at the 11:40 mark!
Starts at 36:55
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!
Starts at 8:30
Eddie Trunk recalls a long day and night of drinking where he wisely chose to help dull his inevitable hangover by drinking Vitamin Water. This did not sit well with legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who mocks Eddie’s beverage choice.
Starts at 10:30
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.
Iron Maiden are known for their refusal to conform to the industry standard and have always paved their own way. Bassist Steve Harris discusses releasing 'Flight of Icarus' as a single and how the label was disappointed it wasn't another 'Run to the Hills.'
Starts at 16:10
Corey Taylor is more than just the singer in Slipknot and Stone Sour. He made the New York Times Best Seller list with his book 'Seven Deadly Sins.' Here, he talks about what it felt like to land on the prestigious list and what his book is about.
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.
Starts at 11:25
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!
Jim Florentine talks about driving Metallica around back in 1983 when the band crashed on the floor at Megaforce Records owner Jon Zazula's house. Lars Ulrich then reflects on the early days of the band and what the metal scene was like.