Thatmetalshowlogo Episode 11 of season 14 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming That Metal Show is the second-to-last new episode of the current season. Returning to the show this week is Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe and making their TMS debuts are Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack and Slaughter’s Mark Slaughter. The guests sit down together with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine in a roundtable type setting; something the show has done a couple of times this season and has found to generate great conversations. Taime discusses his time in Faster Pussycat, working on a new album, and getting Eddie drunk on the recent Monsters Of Rock cruise. Andy talks about his love for That Metal Show, their recent appearance opening for Ozzy at Monsters Of Rock in Brazil, and unveils the new artwork and release date of their first-ever live DVD. Mark talks about being a member of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion and of course his band, Slaughter, as well as the release of his first solo album. Mark actually gives the entire audience a download card of the new release. The all-new episode of That Metal Show”\ airs this Saturday at 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT on VH1 Classic.

The episode also features the debut of Mike Orlando from Adrenaline Mob as the guest musician. Mike has appeared as a guest in the past but this is the first time he has played on the show. Mike talks about being on tour with Adrenaline Mob, the recent passing of drummer AJ Pero, the latest benefit show for AJ’s family, and a completed album he has in the can with AJ on drums.

Taime, Andy, and Mark Put It On The Table and realize when asked what the first song they ever learned was they all have a serious KISS connection and appreciation. Eddie struggles through Stump The Trunk this week marking the return of Ms. Box Of Junk Jen after he went three for three last week. This week’s Take It Or Leave It centers on the recent trend of band’s airing their grievances in public evidenced by the recent statements from Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward of Black Sabbath. They all agree that social media, and the ease for artists to share their sides of the story, is best for the fans.

Checking in via Metal Modem this week is founding Judas Priest member, KK Downing. KK fills the panel in on what he’s been doing since leaving Priest, talks about some upcoming projects, and unveils his new cologne line, Metal for Men. This week’s Throwdown pits the legendary Judas Priest releases British Steel against Screaming For Vengeance. When the panel deadlocks, they reach out to KK on the modem to give the definitive answer. No one argues with one of the creators of both albums when KK makes his pick.

That After Show this week talks about everyone’s pre-show rituals and warm-ups as Mike Orlando joins the panel. They reminisce about the most hammered they have ever been while performing and Andy recounts the time he broke his ribs during a promo performance in Los Angeles. Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at and on the new VH1 app as well as the new That After Show segment.

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  • michael hardesty on

    I think if u are a true music fan as me u would watch it anyway as I do .not just to see the guests ,but to hear about up and coming bands and the stories these guys tell about the past .plus the humor is great.

  • James K. on

    I am very excited to hear from KK. I, like everyone, have a core of bands that I’ll love for the rest of my life but anyone that knows me knows that Judas Priest is #1 for me. The mighty Priest has been my favorite band since I was 12 years old and will be my favorite band the rest of my life. The day they decide to retire for good, and that will be a very sad day, I hope they bring KK back for at least one full concert. It’d be cool seeing him play with Priest again, even if it’s for one final time.

    Only two episodes of TMS left this season! Man, time sure flies by when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? Let’s just hope the ding-a-lings at VH1 Classic don’t make us wait until next year for season 15!


  • Kenneth Stratemeyer on

    Another good show, but I’m sad the season is soon coming to an end.

    Oh how I miss the days when there were multiple seasons on TMS in a calendar year. Oh well, I guess VH1 Classic needs to devote that time to their other original programming…….oh wait. I mean SNL reruns (without the musical guest a lot of times) and movies that have nothing to do with classic music.

  • Doug on

    Good episode, the laissez faire attitude of Taime Down is one reason Faster were never bigger, IMO. Mark Slaughter looked terrible. I’m not a big Black Veil fan, but I enjoyed Andy Biersack; well spoken. Man, Mike Orlando can rip it. It has been a fun season.

  • Coredrum on

    Mark Slaughter does look terrible and when Eddie asked him if he could still hit the high notes, he said yes and screamed…the answer should’ve been no as his scream was terrible. And I’m jot one to rag on people’s appearance but he looks like he must weigh double what he did in the heyday…

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