VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” wraps up its latest season, lucky number 13, with a guitar player’s dream episode. Guitar virtuoso and instructor to some of music’s finest players, Joe Satriani, stops by the set to chat with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. Joe shows off his upcoming release: the complete music anthology contained inside a USB mounted miniature replica of Joe’s head, and trademark sunglasses. Joe updates the hosts and audience about his upcoming tour, future plans, and the status of his latest band Chickenfoot; with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith. Joe also engages the hosts in the rapid-fire Q&A segment, “Put It On The Table.” His answers include the songs he wishes he wrote and the other bands he would have liked to have been a part of. The season finale of “That Metal Show” airs this Saturday, April 5th at 11:00PM ET/PT.
Comedians Artie Lange and Jim Breuer join the illustrious panel to discuss their love of metal and comedy. Artie discusses how he always seemed to watch “That Metal Show” while in rehab (a clinic favorite), and Jim treats the crowd to some of his finest metal impersonations, not to mention an amazing Jim Florentine impression. Episode twelve also features the hosts’ “Pick Of The Week,” a “Throwdown” pitting the AC/DC classic songs “For Those About To Rock” and “Highway To Hell” against each other, and a “TMS Top 5” discussing the Top 5 Desert Island Hard Rock Albums. This week’s “Stump The Trunk” finds Eddie ending the season with the audience testing his knowledge of all things Satch, with some less than victorious results, which of course brings out everyone’s favorite Miss Box Of Junk, Jennifer.
Guitar legend Yngwie Malmsteen returns to “That Metal Show” for the season finale, after shredding the walls down in episode 11. He is the only guest musician to perform twice this season. Yngwie wows the crowd with his fretwork and even shares a story of him and his colleague, Joe Satriani, playing together in the past.
Season 13 of “That Metal Show” premiered on January 18th with guests M. Shadows, Zakk Wylde and Jason Hook. This season brought some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal to the show including members of Kiss, Alter Bridge, Lamb of God, Living Colour, The Winery Dogs, Motley Crüe, Sevendust, Anthrax, and Megadeth. Season 13 also featured some of the best performances in the show’s history, with the likes of Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Joel Hoekstra, Charlie Benante, and Lita Ford, among others.
This season marked some monumental changes for the show as it returned to New York City for Season 13. Previously the show was taped over several days, in a course of a week, at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. The new season was shot at Metropolis Studios on Tuesday nights, for broadcast the following Saturday. Season 13 consisted of 12 new episodes making it the longest season in the series’ history. Fans can also catch the complete season 13 and brand new exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app.
“That Metal Show” premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television. The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres 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.