Metal Fans Meld On New VH1 Classic Series


Billed as a combination of The View and Headbanger’s Ball, That Metal Show will give VH1 Classic viewers a humorous take on the heavy metal music scene.

The weekly series, bowing on Nov. 15 at 11 p.m., will settle debates, old and new, about which are the genre’s best bands. Hosted by Eddie Truck, Jim Florentine (Crank Yankers, Inside The NFL) and Don Jamieson (Dice Undisputed, Meet The Creeps) the show will discuss the latest rock news, share stories and present arguments about favorite bands, from Black Sabbath and Slayer to Dokken and Dio

Each week the hosts will be joined by special guests, who also will weigh in with their opinions and offer their own viewpoints.. Among those scheduled to appear during the first season: Rush, Twisted Sister, Lita Ford, Kiss’s Ace Frehley and future baseball star Mike Piazza.

The show will include such segments as "The Throwdown," where the case is made for the group in question, "Whatever Happened To";  “Stump the Trump” trivia; and comedic moments. To that end, Florentine and Jamieson will hit the streets and pull pranks on fans.