2/22: TMS PREMIERE RECAP, BACK FROM PITT, TRUNKNATION MONDAY
Tremendous response to our season premiere of That Metal Show last night with Geddy Lee, John Petrucci and Joe Elliott. I just returned from gigs in Pittsburgh and haven’t watched yet but the social media feedback was great! Thanks especially to Geddy Lee. We need huge names like this to help keep this show alive and him coming to do TMS for the second time was huge and a great way to debut! Having support from these major bands and names really helps keep growing the show greatly and I appreciate it. Amazing how many people commented on us wearing collared shirts and not band shirts. Some thought there was now a VH1C dress code which is really funny. The truth is we are in NYC in the Winter and it’s often cold on the set. If it helps at all my shirt had a small Marilyn Manson logo above the pocket, but you couldn’t see it without HD, which VH1C is still not in. And speaking of that a ton of people still pound me about the HD thing. Trust me, it is as frustrating for me as it is for you in 2015 to be talking about this! But I do NOT own the network and have NO control over it. We are shot in HD but until the channel upgrades it can’t be seen that way sadly. Has nothing to do with me and is absurd to be talking about at this stage of the game but out of my hands. At times Palladia will air some shows in HD and you can also see them on the computer close to that way at www.thatmetalshow.vh1.com . Also use that link to see the show if you don’t have VH1 Classic. I do not control if you can get it outside the USA either, sorry. We shoot the next episode this Tuesday with all members of Anthrax and Alex Skolnick on guitar. Thanks again for watching.
Thanks to all who came to the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh Saturday night for two killer live shows I did with Don & Jim. My first time in Pitt and it was a blast! Yes I had a Premonti’s Brothers!
Live on SiriusXM tomorrow 6-10P ET on channel 39 TRUNKNation. Much to play and say!
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TMS costing me lots of money. Always making me buy new albums and concert tickets. Probably going to have to buy Rush tickets after seeing last weeks show as I’ve never seen them before.
Great to hear Anthrax is coming up this week.
Hilarious and so true!
I listened to you talk to Doug Aldridge on your Sirius show, and while I can see dee s point about guys using band names, for me as someone who likes new music from the classic bands, Doug was not the guy to point out. I hear you say about getting the word out about new music from these bands and no one has done a better job of that than whitesnake as of late, good to be bad and forevermore were great CDs. Forevermore may be my top cd of all time , good from start to finish.
So excited to have TMS back! Geddy Lee was just great, he’s a perfect guest to have. Funny, humble, sincere, and a rock legend of legends. And Eddie, you, Don and Jim were cracking me up. There was a great vibe going on, jokes a plenty, and you haven’t lost your chemistry together. Finally, Jen is still here, and I am certainly not complaining, the cutiepie that she is. Can’t wait for more new episodes!
Can’t help but notice VH1 Classic has the money to spring for a new table for the set each season. That must be what blows the budget for HD.
What the? they don’t have central heating at the television studio, so you guys gotta dress warm, it’s indoors! That just seems like shabby treatment. You know Ed, you seemed edgier than your usual.