6/4: RECAP OF THE TMS NEWSTED PREMIERE
Amazing response to the season premiere of new TMS episode with Newsted. Great to be back on with new shows! Most people loved the new coat of paint on the show and the many new features. Please understand it was VH1’s decision to incorporate new features after 100 episodes. The show has always slowly evolved over the years but this was no doubt our biggest leap forward with a new set and tons of new stuff. Obviously you can not keep adding stuff without resting some stuff. The Throwdown topics were getting kind of thin, so that is rested for this season. The Top 5 (amazing how much feedback about this!) IS in this season in 2 of the next 7 new episodes! Again, we needed to change stuff up and do some new things, but you will see two Top 5 battles coming! Every feature is not in every show. Origins is in 6 of the 8 new shows for example. You will see as it all plays out. I also agree 100% on the single guest format being the best, however we only have single guests this week and this Saturday with Corey & Josh from Stone Sour, after that the remaining 6 shows are two different bands. That interaction is fun too, but I always love the extra interview time. We will see how we handle this going forward after this season. Finally many made note of my comments on the lack of HD broadcast still. As you can see I share the same frustration about that, but I do not own the network! The shows are shot HD so when the NETWORK finally upgrades their channel you can see it that way. Finally as I have stated before I have NO control over if/when the show airs outside the USA. We of course wish it was on EVERYWHERE! I have nothing to do with that or where the stream can be accessed. All comes down to clearance issues with the networks. Really great to have new shows on and appreciate all the support and amazing feedback. ALL NEW again this Saturday at 11P ET. Spread the word and let’s keep it going for another 100 episodes! Thanks.