1/19: DEF LEPPARD CRUISE IS HERE, TMS UPDATE, MORE
It’s been a crazy day indeed since I posted the news on VH1’s decision to discontinue new episodes of That Metal Show. So much so this site crashed from the traffic! I can’t thank everyone enough for their kind words of support. I heard from a tremendous amount of fans and many artists. It really means a lot so thanks! Many fans are tossing out network suggestions. I get it. I’d love to be on any of them. But it’s not that easy. The network has to want a show like this and feel it fits. It is not as easy as just saying “lets just go to____”. Any and all options are being explored. Your support and letting these networks know you want the show doesn’t hurt either. This was all not a surprise to me and we have been trying to make a new home for TMS for a little while now. It was important to let you guys know what was up because it was the right thing to do at this time. As loyal fans you needed to know the deal. I have no idea what the plans are for VH1 Classic as a channel. I have been a part of that channel as a host since 2002. But many of the execs that I worked with are now gone. So I am out of the loop at the moment on what they are doing. But they gave me a TV home for 13 + years and for that I am grateful! As soon as there is news to share I’ll let you know. Thank you all!
I leave tomorrow for the Def Leppard cruise. Honored to be hosting this event with many great artists. It should be a great time and a great disconnect for a few days for sure. Tomorrow I host the pre party which is open to all at Magic City Casino with Tom Keifer, Last In Line and more. Then the ship sails Thursday until Monday AM. During that time I will be totally disconnected from all email, online, phone, text, etc. But assuming my flight gets back on time Monday I will go from the airport direct to NYC for a live TrunkNation on SiriusXM at 6P ET. Even if I’m a bit late I will cut into the recorded show. I’ll keep you posted on Twitter.
New podcast this Thursday is with Robert Trujillo of Metallica. And I do discuss TMS in the episode as well. Free on www.podcastone.com and Itunes.