Had a great TMS taping last night in NYC. We went classic rock this week with two legendary artists on set. Leslie West of Mountain and Mick Jones of Foreigner. Two artists it is also INSANE have never been considered for the R&R HOF (and trust me I make that known in the show!). Both have decades of amazing stories and we were able to get a few in the time we had. Leslie is in a wheelchair now but still in great spirits and with a great sense of humor. I last interviewed him around 2007 for VH1C for Dean guitars. He surprised the heck out of me when he gave me a custom Mississippi Queen model guitar on the show (picture on my twitter). He has a great new album called Still Climbing featuring Dee Snider, Mark Tremonti and Zakk Wylde. Foreigner has made some of the greatest classic rock in history and it was cool to have Mick on as well for the first time. Mick said he would be returning to the stage with the band after a break to recover from some illness when they go out this Summer. We also had Marty Friedman on from Japan via Metal Modem (who as you will see is a big Mick Jones fan!). And for the first time we had a female musician play in the show. Lita Ford plays into the breaks. She was our first ever guest and now the first ever female player in TMS! See it all this Saturday at 11P ET on VH1C. Thanks for all the great response to this current season. It’s been awesome to do the show weekly.

Also some new additions to our remaining schedule. Dee Snider now joins us in studio soon and Yngwie Malmsteen will join us playing in two shows! Korn and Al Jourgensen had to cancel. Hope to have them in future seasons.

More soon.


SO many comments about the Kiss HOF stuff on the site. I said my peace and also comment in this weeks TMS. But as usual ALL are welcome on this site to post their thoughts as long as it’s done in a respectful manner. Any new credible news or developments I’ll let you know.

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  • pete lytel on

    Eddie, even though they canceled, thanks for booking Korn. I love Priest, Kiss etc (we seem to like the same stuff) I know theyre kind of a new generation thing, took me a bit to get into them but now Im a huge fan!!! They’re incredible!! Also thanks for having on John 5 a while back. Cant wait for Rob Halford to come back! Thanks again for all of your hard work. Simply amazing. You have a great team around you as well. We LOVE tms in St. Louis!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Flash Lensmaster on

    Hey Eddie – Just wanted to thank you for all you do to keep hard rock and metal alive. I look forward to seeing you, Don and Jim every Saturday night. I use your information so much during discussions with my musician friends that they always ask “So, what does your friend Eddie say about this?” I threw my hat into the ring for tickets since you are in NY this year but I’m thinking there are thousands just like me out there that would sacrifice a body part or family member to see a TMS taping. Keep up the great work on TV and radio. Hope TMS is around for a long time to come.

    • Eddie on

      Thanks and hope to see you at a taping

    • Flash Lensmaster on

      Are there any dates still available?? I put “All my Tuesdays are free” on my application.

  • Ryan B. on

    You seriously need to learn how to play guitar. The collection you are amassing from all these legends is too insane to just leave lying around collecting dust or hanging on a wall.

    • Eddie on

      agreed, maybe when I retire

  • Ivan on

    If I recall, Randy Rhoads also cited Leslie West as a major influence. Specifically Leslie’s tone and his ability to jump between lead and rhythm playing live.

    • Eddie on


    • Ivan on

      And you hear that in Randy’s live playing … very fluid from lead to rhythm. Learned from one of the masters Mr. West

  • Mike Houstina on

    You will undermine your influence with the Hall as an expert if you endorse everyone. Stick with the BIG omissions. Deep Purple, Maiden, Priest and Journey are probably the big ones right now.

    • Eddie on

      Foreigner and Cheap Trick also on that list

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