If you missed Last Saturday Night’s episode of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic with Jani Lane, Michael Sweet, and Taime Downe, you can check it out here!!
The Monsters of Rock Cruise announced the addition of UFO to their star studded lineup which includes Cinderella, Tesla, Kix, Keel, Stryper, Lynch Mob, Y&T, Firehouse, Faster Pussycat, XYZ, Bang Tango, Black N’ Blue, Eric Martin and Jon Corabi.
The Monsters of Rock departs Fort Lauderdale on February 25th, 2012. For more info, please visit, MonstersofRockCruise.com
Eddie Trunk, Buckcherry and their friends over at Jägermeister, have joined together to give you another rockin’ giveaway! Buckcherry’s Keith Nelson has rocked this guitar on the latest tour, and he got the entire band to sign it just for you guys! ENTER NOW! (1) Grand Prize Winner Gets:
- (1) Buckcherry AUTOGRAPHED Custom Jägermeister-branded Schechter Tempest Guitar
- (1) Buckcherry “Crazy Bitch” Prize Pack for the ladies
- (1) Stripper Pouch
- (1) Ladies Tshirt
- (1) Boy Shorts
- (1) Red Lipstick
- and a couple other “Sexy Surprises!”
We know you all are excited about the “Sexy Suprises”, so (2) runner up winners will also get their hands on a Buckcherry “Crazy Bitch” prize pack… you’re welcome, guys!
This contest ends on Friday, April 29th, but you can enter once a day! Make sure to keep coming back in order to get your hands on the sick guitar and the other… ahem… goodies.
“Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal”, hits shelves Friday, April 1st, & we want YOU to be at the Private VIP Media Event at Hard Rock Café in NYC’s Times Square! ENTER NOW!
(1) Rockin’ winner gets:
- (2) Passes to the Private Media Event at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on Friday, April 1st (we’ll get you in, but you gotta get there!)*
- Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktails to be Served
- Meet & Greet with Eddie Trunk
- Signed Copy of “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal” Book
This is your chance to mingle with Rock’s finest, at the city’s sickest venue! This giveaway ends on Sunday, March 20th, so enter now to win your way into the kickass event of the year!
Eddie Trunk has partnered with his friends in DOWN to bring you a sick VIP Giveaway!
On Thursday, April 28th, Eddie Trunk is hosting a sick night of heavy metal featuring DOWN at the Best Buy Theater, in New York City. Eddie has personal tickets that he wants to give to you, as a thanks for your support. Also, all who enter this giveaway automatically receive a 10% discount code to the DOWN Nola online store!
The (1) grand prize winner gets their hands on:
(2) of Eddie’s PERSONAL tickets to the show
(2) VIP Packages which include:
Meet & greet with band member(s)
Access to sound check
(1) DOWN t-shirt*
(1) Collectible DOWN laminate
(1) $5 gift card to DOWN-Nola Online Store
Early in the day at the M3 Festival, Eddie Trunk broke the news on Twitter that Klaus Meine from the Scorpions was sick, but would perform. I didn’t quite know what to expect at this point, but was a little disappointed that my first (and possibly last) Scorpions show would not have the band at 100%. The show started out with an extended instrumental only version of the Scorpions song “New Generation” from the Unbreakable album.. I don’t know if it was a miscue or what, but they played the song for about five minutes with the stage lights on, and no vocals. It was just weird. I didn’t know what the hell was going on.
The Scorpions obviously had the best stage show. The video screen behind the stage was pretty awesome, and James Kottak’s drum kit was on a rising platform, that was raised over ten feet in the air with chains that were mounted to the floor of the drum riser. It was a pretty cool site. I really got a kick out of watching the band play. Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs were much more animated than I expected them to be. One upon a time, I heard Rudoph Schenker was kind of a shy guy. You would never know it from his stage performance. He was incredible!
Luckily, the Scorpions got their act together and played a blazing set of their classic tunes, including “Blackout”, “The Zoo”, “Rock Me Like a Hurricane”, “Big City Nights”, “Holiday”, “Bad Boys Running Wild”, “Winds of Change”,”Coast to Coast” “Tease Me Please Me” and “Another Piece of Meat” in which the band brought out Vince Neil on vocals to give Klaus a hand. My first thought was, “Oh Great, Here is ANOTHER song that Vince can forget the lyrics too”. Luckily Klaus did most of the singing. Quite honestly, I thought the Scorpions sounded incredible, even though Klaus was not singing up to his normal level. I could tell that he was definitely holding back somewhat, and struggling a little bit, but it did not detract from my enjoyment of the show. A dumbass fan in the front row was giving a Klaus a hard time, and telling him to sing louder. Klaus seemed a little pissed and explained to all of the fans that he was sick, and his voice was shot. He encouraged everyone to sing a long. He was truly doing the best he could. Lets face it , the band could have easily canceled this show, but decided not to. I thought it was cool for them to carry on with the show. I would have been greatly disappointed if they didn’t play. I can’t believe a stupid fan would disrespect the band, and Klaus in this way. I don’t know if it was the extreme heat at M3, or what, but the dumb ass fans seemed to be in abundance in the pit. The front row heckler was not the only knucklehead. A guy in the fourth row, who was easily over 6 foot tall decided to stand on his chair and block our view. Security took care of him after a few songs, but it wasn’t any where soon enough in my opinion. Seriously folks, if you are taller than a freakin’ beanstalk, do you really need to stand on a chair and block other fan’s views?
Aside from the boneheads at the show, I really did enjoy the Scorpions quite a bit. The band performed a few of their new tunes including “Raised on Rock”, “Sting in the Tail” and “The Best Is Yet to Come”. I love their new album, Sting in the Tail, but I probably would have traded one of these songs for “Still Loving You”, but what are you going to do. I enjoyed the Scorpions farewell tour at M3, and I hope and pray that they play near me one more time, before they call it a day. They will be greatly missed when they retire. The Scorpions closed out M3 in fine fashion. I can’t wait until the next festival in 2011!
Check out the pictures and clips of the show below!
After November 15, all heavy metal and hard rock fans are going to be talking about “That Metal Show.” VH1 Classic has mixed the best of “The View” with “Headbangers’ Ball” to create “That Metal Show,” an outrageously funny weekly series that discusses and debates everything in the world of metal.
Heavy Metal and Hard Rock bands undoubtedly have some of the most intense and dedicated fans in the music scene. Many debate and disagree over which bands stand the test of time, and which are easily forgotten. “That Metal Show,” premiering on VH1 Classic on Saturday, November 15 at 11:00 PM*, settles all arguments and even debates new ones. From Sabbath to Slayer to Dokken to Dio, “That Metal Show” covers all of the fist pumping, head banging, hard rock acts of the past 40 years.
Hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine (Crank Yankers, Inside the NFL, Meet The Creeps) and Don Jamieson (Inside The NFL, Dice Undisputed, Meet The Creeps) discuss the latest rock news, share stories and argue about their favorite bands. Each week they will be joined by special guests who will weigh in with their opinions and offer their own unique viewpoints to each episode.
Scheduled to appear the first season are rock legends Rush, Twisted Sister, Lita Ford, Ace Frehley of KISS and a very special appearance by former baseball star Mike Piazza. Whether they’re arguing over the best British Metal Band of all time in “The Throwdown” or tracking down one of your favorite metal artists who disappeared in a “Whatever Happened To” segment, no topic is too small and no metal band is left behind.
But “That Metal Show” isn’t just a roundtable discussion; it’s about comedy too. Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will hit the streets to connect and hang out with the fans….and by “connect” we mean pull pranks on them. In one episode, they pull a fast one on fans outside a Van Halen concert by telling them that they have a direct line to the band backstage. The comedy continues in studio, as host Eddie Trunk takes on the metal maniacs in the studio audience in the “Stump the Trunk ” metal trivia contest. If the audience can stump Eddie, they win a metal-worthy prize.
“That Metal Show” is a hilarious 30 minutes of mayhem that all fans of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal are bound to love! It is the perfect combination of music and comedy in one show. Tune in to VH1 Classic on November 15 at 11PM* to join the debate, and rock on!
“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. David Diomedi serves as director with Lee Rolontz and Keshia Williams as executive producers for VH1 and Jeff Baumgardner producer for the series.