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In all the Kiss craziness just a quick reminder ALL NEW That Metal Show tonight 11/10C on VH1C with Charlie Benante on drums, Scorpion Child on Metal Modem and Chris and Randy from Lamb Of God as the guests. Even if you are not a fan of LOG music I think you will find this story interesting to say the least.


Amazing amount of comments about the Ace stuff. Appreciate all the interaction and debate. For those that think this might be some sort of misdirection tactic I can tell you Peter is in the same boat and will release his statement soon and the HOF confirmed Kiss’ position with me last night. That’s not to say things can change. It is just where things stand now on the eve of tickets going on sale, which is why Ace went public last night.


I’m off to see Buckcherry in NJ. Comments will be posted ASAP as they come in. Enjoy TMS and have a good weekend. More soon no doubt.

10 thoughts on “2/22: NEW TMS TONIGHT, MORE.

  1. Looking forward to Lamb of God and seeing a new TMS tonight. Will be happy when this KISS HOF bullshit is over. I don’t understand why everyone is so upset that they won’t play together, when we all knew it would never happen.

    Don’t let the fact that the original members don’t play together anymore detract from your enjoyment that KISS made it into the hall. You have to understand that they were a longshot from the beginning, because there is still a very large contingent of rock and roll fans who question their musicianship. But one thing is sure, nobody can question their marketing ability which was always their #1 talent. They got the most out of their limited ability thanks to a great understanding of media and sales.

  2. It’s a little upsetting to me when some members of the current lineup of Kiss as well as some of their fans are insensitively hard on Ace for his addictions. Alcoholism is a disease. And the fact that he kept falling off the wagon is par for that course too. Now I understand if Gene and Paul could no longer work with Ace because of his addiction (it sounds like it would become taxing quickly) but to resort to harsh name calling for it is callous and mean. It’d be like getting angry and talking shit on someone for being schizophrenic or manic depressive. No one gets pissed off at Eric Carr and say things like, “That dude is such a major fuck up for losing his drum position by getting heart cancer! What a loser to blow that opportunity!” Well at least no one I know. Maybe Kevin Valentine has some gossip on that one…

  3. Just so you know Eddie, I heart cut you off at 2am. I think you were a bit overtime that’s why. It basically left out the ballad at the end of your show. Don’t think there’s much to do about it but wanted to mention it.

    1. Oh and sorry to double post but what Randy said about White Lion wasn’t cool. I think WL is OK, not great and has some pretty silly things going on about them but Randy was acting like they aren’t musicians or rock at all. He should know better than to listen to hype and assume things about anybody.

  4. Ed , im sorry my friend! But not happy with tonights TMS. Rob made some elitist comments about White Lion, was embarrassed to admit his first album was VH’S 1984 and called everyone on the panel P*SSIES when they all chose another band than his easy tough guy choice, Slayer. I don’t care if he was somewhat joking BUT that was disrespectful to everyone else – especially CHARLIE BENANTE WHO IS A MEMBER OF A BAND NOT JUST PART OF THE CHOICES, BUT A BAND THAT HAS PAVED THE WAY FOR ONES LIKE LAMB OF GOD.
    He easily played to the elitist, corny, tacky, crowd pleasing HARD ASS, MACHO reputation (even though he was dressed tonight like he should be in an indie band) of a heavier band mocking a “hair band” – White Lion. Enough is enough. We are lucky ROCK STILL EXISTS on some level and should appreciate ALL who are still rockin & representing no matter what kinds of hard rock & metal you are in to(Mike Tramp from WL is still touring) instead of taring them down and feeding into easy stigmas that bands and fans have worked hard to get rid of.
    Ed, sorry – the P*SSIES comment was too much for me to handle (cheap apology to Charlie B was messed up too) and Im afraid the TMS powers that be are proudly sticking to metal bands like these guys that are a little too “new” for the core classic audience. Slow growing fan chatter of this and some other reasons few are turning away from TMS may sadly become the show’s undoing eventually. Lets hope next (hopeful) season is a much better one.

    1. Tom, I didn’t watch the show yet but I do recall backing White Lion and not falling into that when it came up. I respect all opinions even if I don’t agree with them and don’t cave to that crap. This season has been universally reviewed by many as our best yet. Variety is what we do and the LOG story is fascinating even if you don’t like the music. As for classic, next week we have Leslie West and Mick Jones, so that’s about a sold school as it gets. Variety..

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