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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  • Karl on

    What is your opinion about the Allman Brothers Band?

    The have 4 of the greatest guitarists of all time???

    • Eddie on

      Respect them but like heavier music

  • Karl on

    Do you think you will ever have Ian Gillan on TMS?

    He is the greatest singer in hard rock of all time!!!!

    p.s. sorry for the duplicate post

    • Eddie on

      Asked every season

    • Karl on

      have you ever met him???

    • Eddie on

      Interviewed him for VH1 Classic in 2006

    • Karl on

      he is one of my heroes

  • matt on

    I’m proly with Eddie on 75% of his picks and 25% against. I also think thiers bands in already that don’t belong. Like sex pistols and Blondie.

  • Sam Conrad on

    isn’t it about time to recognize the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for what it is and stop talking about what they’re doing? why should we even care when artists who deserve to be recognized by them, are finally recognized by an institution that we don’t believe in. why give so much power to an organization who created itself.

    Rock n Roll is everything about going against establishment, and not seeking its approval, and doing what you believe in.

    I stopped seeking approval from my parents for Black Sabbath a long time ago.

    for the artists who play rock n roll and the fans of these artists, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, essentially is our parents, except I love my parents even if they are ignorant to rock n roll.

    as I see it, on this most recent episode, the only conversation referencing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame worthy of being discussed, is the inability of the four founding kiss members, to reunite for the good of rock n roll, so many artists influenced by them, and the fans.

    Eddie, I hope you and others in your position, who earned being in the positions you are, can’t begin to form the unofficial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which by the values vested in rock n roll, is the only way to describe what would constitute the ‘official’ tribute to rock and roll music.

    Rock’N’roll immortality has nothing to do with record sales, and everything to do with emotions, good or bad, so let’s not use record sales to defend our heroes, whether they are artists such as Leslie West, who inspired so many of our favorite artists, and Foreigner who’s music is essentially the soundtrack of so many qualities which make rock n roll prevalent in our everyday lives.

    someone mentioned cheap trick, does that even need to be said, I don’t know let me go find my mom and see what she thinks…come on people open your ears and shut your mouths. either you don’t need to tell me or anyone else that cheap trick belongs, and if I or others didn’t think they belonged, don’t waste your energy on us…you can’t help some people. Let’s let the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame focus on what’s wrong with the music industry, and let the real artists and fans of real artists focus on the rock n roll will never die.

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