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.

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  • robert stack on

    love the show i never miss an episode, but you gotta get rid of the table. what do you think it is The View?? come on dude!!

    • Eddie on

      Hysterical! If it was The View I’d be making a TON more money! Honestly a table? Like I could give a shit about a set?? Really? Thanks for watching

  • Mike Garrett on

    Hi Eddie,

    ‘That Metal Show’ supplies me with entertainment I cannot receive anywhere else, specifically the interaction between you three guys. I love the show and have seen every episode. My feedback is I was not thrilled with the first show of the new season. The old set had personality while the new set seems ‘designed’. I watch the show for Jim, Don and you. The ‘Top 5’ , ‘Stump The Trunk’ and ‘The Throwdown’ are great segments because they allow you guys to be yourselves. The show is successful not only because it focuses on metal but because WHO IT IS focusing on the metal!

  • Steve on

    Eddie -I am a long time veiwer and fan of the show. 8 have to say that i am dissapionted in the new format of the show. I dont like it at all. It looks like you guys made heavy metal corporate now. Where are all the guitars in the bacckround? Glass tables… really? That aint metal! Looks like your on Peirs Morgan not he metal show! Make the metal show metal again. It feels like you guys should be wearing suits, not t shirts. I just cant see Lemmy sitting at that glass table with the monitors and tvs arounds him. Just saying…
    still a fan

    • Eddie on

      While I respect all opinions I honestly couldn’t care less about the cosmetics of a set! I am doing a heavy metal talk show on national TV that was just the highest rated program of the year for the network. I’ll do it sitting on a cardboard box if they want me to AS LONG AS I’M DOING IT! Thanks for watching. And if CNN wants me to do it on their sets I will too! Haha

    • Steve on

      Yeah, ok… you got me. I would do it too. Still think the old set was cooler.

    • Jason on

      Totally agree with you Steve. I do love the show, but the set is a part of the viewing enjoyment. It’s not the biggest part of enjoying the show, but still a part of it.

      Eddie – with that line of thinking…why worry about what your website looks like, why worry about the cover for your book, why do bands worry about what the packaging for their CD/album looks like? People enjoy looking at things that have a good look to them. How many albums were purchased by people back in the day (myself included) based solely on the album cover? I know I bought quite a few. I will for sure continue to watch the show. I think it’s cool that there are some new segments to freshen things up. Just thought the old set was perfect for what you guys do. I really do appreciate you doing the show and having all the great guests on!!!!! Just wanted to let you know my opinion on why I think so many people have commented on the set change. : ) Keep up the great work!

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