That Metal Show

The BEST episodes of That Metal Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

That Metal Show is a talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk with co-hosts Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. It premiered on VH1 Classic on November 15, 2008. New episodes air on VH1 Classic on Saturday nights and are rebroadcast throughout the week. The show focuses on discussions about "all things hard rock and heavy metal", past and present. Among the regular segments are round table discussions and debates between the three regular hosts, interviews with heavy metal musicians, "Stump the Trunk," where audience members ask trivia questions of host Eddie Trunk, and "The Throwdown," where the hosts and guests debate great moments and figures in metal history.

Last Updated: 4/9/2022Network: VH1
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Geddy Lee
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9.20
5 votes

#1 - Geddy Lee

Season 14 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/21/2015

Ed, Don and Jim welcome Geddy Lee to celebrate 40 years of Rush. Joe Elliott joins the boys for a TOP 5 battle, and Trunk continues to fight against stumps. Dream Theater's John Petrucci shreds on guitar.

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Living Colour & Sevendust
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9.00
2 votes

#2 - Living Colour & Sevendust

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/25/2014

Living Colour's Corey Glover and Vernon Reid discuss the span of their career from opening for the Rolling Stones to new music. Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose talks about his latest projects and Manowar's Joey DeMaio joins on the Metal Modem. Joel Hoekstra brings classical edge as guest guitarist.

Mick Mars
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9.00
2 votes

#3 - Mick Mars

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/8/2014

Motley Crue's Mick Mars makes his TMS debut and discusses everything from the band's inception to their decision to embark on a final tour. Metal Church's Kurdt Vanderhoof helps the boys sort out the TMS TOP 5.

The Winery Dogs & Vinnie Paul
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9.00
2 votes

#4 - The Winery Dogs & Vinnie Paul

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/29/2014

Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen join the show together for the first time as a band (The Winery Dogs). Vinnie Paul puts rumors to rest and the rest of it on the table. Volbeat's Michael Poulsen dials up the Metal Modem. Guest musician Yngwie Malmsteen.

Dave Lombardo & John 5
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9.00
3 votes

#5 - Dave Lombardo & John 5

Season 14 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/7/2015

Drummer king Dave Lombardo sits down with Ed, Don & Jim to discuss his new projects and clears the air on Slayer. John 5 pulls double duty as a guest on set and shredder on the musician stand. Motörhead dials the Metal Modem.

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Ace Frehley/Mark Farner
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8.75
4 votes

#6 - Ace Frehley/Mark Farner

Season 14 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/25/2015

Ace "The Spaceman" Frehley returns to TMS as a Hall of Famer to talk Kiss, the induction and the future. Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner joins to discuss his storied career. Nita Strauss shreds as guest guitarist.

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Ted Nugent
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8.67
3 votes

#7 - Ted Nugent

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/8/2014

It's Motor City Mayhem for the first time on That Metal show, as Ed, Don and Jim sit down with the always outrageous Ted Nugent. Gary Hoey tears it up on guitar. Later, Saxon's Biff Byford dials up the Metal Modem.

Joe Satriani
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8.67
3 votes

#8 - Joe Satriani

Season 13 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/5/2014

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani returns to TMS for the season 13 finale to talk music and his new memoir. Metalhead comedians Jim Breuer and Artie Lange join and keep the laughs coming with rock anecdotes and impressions. Guest musician Yngwie Malmsteen.

Joe Lynn Turner
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8.50
2 votes

#9 - Joe Lynn Turner

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/27/2010

Joe Lynn Turner, former frontman for Rainbow and Deep Purple is interviewed; Don and Jim babysit Eddie's children after VH1 Classic gives Eddie and his wife a night out on the town; in the Throwdown the guest and hosts debate who's the best guitarist: Ritchie Blackmore or Yngwie Malmsteen; and Eddie rants about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rudy Sarzo
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8.50
2 votes

#10 - Rudy Sarzo

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/20/2010

Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo is interviewed and talks about his new book Off the Rails, his relationship with Randy Rhodes and what Ozzy Osbourne would used to do to ice machines found in hotels; in the Throwdown the guest and hosts debate who's the best frontman in hard rock: Van Halen's David Lee Roth or Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

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Winger
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8.50
2 votes

#11 - Winger

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/3/2010

Kip Winger and Reb Beach from Winger are interviewed and talk about how looks influenced the band in the 1980's because of MTV, being made fun of on Beavis and Butthead, the bands friction with Metallica; in the Throwdown the guests and hosts debate who's the best metal reality star: Ozzy Osbourne or Bret Michaels; Trunk, Florentine and Jamieson do a special three minute episode of TMS at a fan's house featuring a short interview with Anthrax's Frank Bello; and Don Jamieson rants about metal fans being picky about their music.

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Joe Satriani
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8.50
2 votes

#12 - Joe Satriani

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/17/2010

Joe Satriani is interviewed; in the Throwdown the guest and hosts debate who's the best heavy metal guitarist: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine or Metallica's Kirk Hammett.

Lemmy
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8.50
2 votes

#13 - Lemmy

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/8/2010

Lemmy, vocalist and bassist from Motörhead is interviewed and talks about collaborating with Dave Grohl and Ozzy Osbourne, how he doesn't want to do a retrospective tour to celebrate the anniversary of Ace of Spades; in the Throwdown the guest and hosts debate who's the best metal bassist: Steve Harris from Iron Maiden or Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath.

Tesla & Chuck Billy
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8.50
2 votes

#14 - Tesla & Chuck Billy

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/13/2010

Jeff Keith and Frank Hannon from Tesla are interviewed; Chuck Billy, vocalist for Testament is interviewed; in the Throwdown the guests and hosts debate which was the best hard rock acoustic song: "Signs" by Tesla or "Patience" by Guns N' Roses; in the Top 5 the hosts put together their definitive list of band logos; and the guest guitarist features Tracii Guns.

Chris Jericho & Yngwie Malmsteen
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8.50
2 votes

#15 - Chris Jericho & Yngwie Malmsteen

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/9/2011

Chris Jericho frontman for Fozzy and former WWE Champion is interviewed; Yngwie Malmsteen is interviewed; in the Throwdown the guests and hosts debate who is the better band: Queen or Queensrÿche; in the Top 5 the hosts put together their definitive list of best sophomore albums; guest guitarist features Gilby Clarke from Guns N' Roses.

Lars Ulrich
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8.50
2 votes

#16 - Lars Ulrich

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/22/2011

Lars Ulrich from Metallica is interviewed. In the Throwdown, the guests and hosts debate which Metallica album is the best: Kill 'Em All or Ride the Lightning. Chris Jericho, Sammy Hagar and Alex Winter try to Stump the Trunk. In the Top 5, the hosts put together their definitive list of instrumentals. Guest guitarist: Alex Skolnick from Testament.

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The Cult & Doro Pesch
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8.50
2 votes

#17 - The Cult & Doro Pesch

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/12/2012

Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy from the Cult and Doro, former vocalist from Warlock, are interviewed. In the Throwdown, the guests and hosts debate who is more clueless about the heavy metal genre: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame or the Grammy Awards. DJ Ashba tries to Stump the Trunk. In the Top 5, the hosts and guest Tom Morello put together their definitive list of Black Sabbath riffs. Guest guitarist: Frank Hannon.

Peter Criss
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8.50
2 votes

#18 - Peter Criss

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/22/2014

Peter Criss returns to TMS to give his thoughts on Kiss' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and take the boys through the greatest moments of his epic career. Charred Walls of the Damned's Richard Christy beats the skins as guest drummer.

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Jamey Jasta/Joey Vera/John Bush
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8.50
4 votes

#19 - Jamey Jasta/Joey Vera/John Bush

Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/21/2015

Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta waves the metal flag as he joins Ed, Don and Jim in the studio. Armored Saint's John Bush and Joey Vera discuss their latest project. Jason Becker dials up the Metal Modem. Michael Angelo Batio shreds.

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Chris Jericho/Max Cavalera/Billy Corgan
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8.50
4 votes

#20 - Chris Jericho/Max Cavalera/Billy Corgan

Season 14 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/4/2015

Fozzy's Chris Jericho, Soulfly's Max Cavalera and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan pack the house for another rowdy super-guest episode. "The Duke" Rich Ward tears up the second stage as guest musician.

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Joe Elliot/Bobby "Blitz" Elsworth/Franki Banali
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8.50
2 votes

#21 - Joe Elliot/Bobby "Blitz" Elsworth/Franki Banali

Season 14 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/9/2015

The season finale will feature Joe Elliott, Frankie Banali from Quiet Riot and Bobby Blitz from Overkill. The musical guess is the master Billy Sheehan.

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Lars Ulrich & Robb Flynn
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8.33
3 votes

#22 - Lars Ulrich & Robb Flynn

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/31/2012

Lars Ulrich from Metallica and Robb Flynn from Machinehead are interviewed. In the Throwdown, the guests and hosts debate which is the best King Diamond band, Mercyful Fate or King Diamond. In the Top 5, the hosts put together their definitive list of thrash bands, that don't include the big four. Guest drummer: Mike Portnoy.

Adrian Smith
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8.33
3 votes

#23 - Adrian Smith

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/21/2012

Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden is interviewed. In the Throwdown, the guests and hosts debate which was the best Iron Maiden album, Piece of Mind or Number of the Beast. In the Top 5, the hosts put together their definitive list of Iron Maiden albums Guest guitarist: Michael Schenker.

Kerry King/Lzzy Hale
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8.33
3 votes

#24 - Kerry King/Lzzy Hale

Season 14 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/11/2015

Slayer's Kerry King returns to the show and Halestorm's Lzzy Hale makes her TMS debut. Zakk Wylde takes the second stage for the first time as guest musician for a special closing performance you won't want to miss.

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Anthrax
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8.25
4 votes

#25 - Anthrax

Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/28/2015

Anthrax take over TMS as Charlie, Frank and Scott catch up with the boys and talk new music. Joey Belladonna dials in on the Metal Modem. Alex Skolnick tears it up on guitar as guest musician.

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