It’s time to get metaled up. VH1 Classic‘s centerpiece in original programming, “That Metal Show” is returning for its 12th season. The acclaimed hard rock and heavy metal talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine kicks off the latest season on Saturday, June 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. “That Metal Show” is back with fan-favorite segments like “Stump The Trunk” and “The Vault”, but will also feature some new additions this season: “Metal Modem” features an online video chat with the biggest names in metal and hard rock from the far reaches of the globe, “Take It Or Leave It” where the hosts discuss an array of current topics and share their overly biased opinions, and many other surprise segments this season. Also returning this year is the “Guest Musician” where a legendary guitarist or drummer performs as a one-man house band throughout the show. This season’s guest musicians feature ex-OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Jake E. Lee, return guitarist Richie Kotzen, and on drums, the brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice.
The season premiere of Season 12 of “That Metal Show” welcomes to the show for the first time, Jason Newsted, former longtime bassist of METALLICA. Newsted is currently the frontman and bass player for his latest project, NEWSTED, but is also known for his work in the past with FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, ECHOBRAIN, and VOIVOD, to name just a few. During this episode, Jason talks about his time in METALLICA, the injuries sustained on the road, and his new music and regrets.
Season 12 will also feature the 100th episode of “That Metal Show”, featuring the bassist for PANTERA, Rex Brown, and his longtime friend in the industry, Sebastian Bach, formerly of SKID ROW. The two of them became friends on the road when PANTERA and SKID ROW toured together, and they retell some of their greatest stories from those days.
Season 12 guests and airdates (all times at 11 p.m. ET/PT):
* June 1 – Jason Newsted (former METALLICA bassist/NEWSTED)
* June 8 – Corey Taylor Josh Rand (STONE SOUR)
* June 15 – Rex Brown (PANTERA, KILL DEVIL HILL) and Sebastian Bach (100th Episode)
* June 22 – Jake E. Lee (former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist / BADLANDS) and Rick Allen (DEF LEPPARD)
* June 29 – QUEENSRŸCHE (Scott Rockenfield Todd La Torre) and Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH)
* July 6 – Rob Zombie John 5 and Tom Keifer (CINDERELLA)
* July 13 – Scott Gorham Ricky Warwick (THIN LIZZY/BLACK STAR RIDERS) and Neil Fallon (CLUTCH)
* July 20 – Buck Dharma (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) KIX (Steve Whiteman Brian Forsythe)
“That Metal Show” premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since then 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 hard rock and heavy metal including members of BLACK SABBATH, AEROSMITH, METALLICA, PANTERA, JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX, KISS, IRON MAIDEN, PEARL JAM, QUEENSRŸCHE, and HEART. Fans can also catch the complete season 11 and bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com.
“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams are executive producers for VH1 Classic.