Thatmetalshowlogo With the recent announcement of Geddy Lee and John Petrucci on the season premiere of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming That Metal Show, more guests have been confirmed for what promises to be the most diverse season in the show’s history.

Recently confirmed guests for this season are alumni Frank Bello/Charlie Benante/Scott Ian of Anthrax, John 5, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Dave Lombardo formerly of Slayer and now with Philm, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali. This season marks first-time appearances for punk rock legend Marky Ramone, rap icon Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Gary Holt of Slayer/Exodus, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. Motörhead and David Coverdale from Whitesnake are confirmed to appear on the show via the Metal Modem. More guest confirmations will be announced at a later date.

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on That Metal Show, Season 14 will continue the trend with John Petrucci of Dream Theater making his first-ever appearance on the debut episode. Other confirmed performers are TMS alumni Alex Skolnick of Testament, John 5 of Rob Zombie/John 5 Trio, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, and Frank Hannon of Tesla. Making their TMS musical debuts will be Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, and TMS favorite, the berserker, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society. TMS first timers will be double-neck shred-master Michael Angelo Batio, Rich Ward of Fozzy, Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens.

Kicking off what’s guaranteed to be the best season of That Metal Show yet, Rush’s Geddy Lee has been confirmed for the debut episode. He will be making his second appearance on the acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. The episode will premiere on Saturday, February 21st at a new broadcast time of 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT the same evening.

Season 14 will also mark the return of some notable segments including TMS Top 5, Rank and Take It Or Leave It. The popular “Stump The Trunk” segment will also be returning as audience members go out of their way to test Eddie Trunk’s vast knowledge for a chance to win a prize and see everyone’s favorite Ms. Box Of Junk, Jennifer, who is also returning for the new season. Fans can watch previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at and the new VH1 app.

Season 14 of That Metal Show will consist of 12 all-new episodes and will be shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at

That Metal Show first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television. The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

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  • Doug on

    TMS is freakin’ awesome! So looking forward to Season 14, long overdue. Will it be HD though? 🙂

  • D. Comiskey on

    Uhhhhh….. I hate to say this, because I love Eddie and the show. But, many of these guys have been on multiple times. And I don’t quite get the fascination with Chris Jericho. Why? And a rap guy? And someone from Grand Funk RR? I don’t get it. Really, the most compelling guests are the guest guitarists.

    • Dana on

      I can only speak for myself, but Jericho and Zakk Wylde are always some of my favorite guests on Eddie’s radio shows because they are both funny on the fly. It is much more difficult to be extemporaneously humorous than it is to have a routine down. They both happen to be natural comics.

      D 🙂

    • Medved on

      The fascination with Chis Jericho? To use ‘rasslin terminology, Jericho marks for Eddie in the same way Eddie marks for Jericho.

    • Eddie on

      Marks? If being friends is “marks” then I guess I’m guilty. Sorry if that’s not okay with you. As for Chris on TMS it also doesn’t hurt that he is a major star in the wrestling world and loves rock music and brings a great energy and his audience to our show when he’s on. Again, if that means “marks” guilty and no apology.

  • dsbill on

    Don’t have a problem with rap icon on TMS at all, but got the wrong one. Ice T, rap icon, and singer for Body Count should be on the show. New Body Count album “Manslaughter” last year was outstanding, especially the Institutionalized cover. BC was the unexpected highlight of last summers Mayhem tour. And that is a real Metal band.

    • SeanRox on

      I agree 100% about Ice T being on TMS. As mentioned, rap icon, however he’s the singer for Body Count (metal band). Now for Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, he did a song with Jackyl lead singer Jesse James Dupree back in 2010 called “Just Like a Negro”, so maybe that’s why he’ll be on TMS?

    • Dana on

      Ice-T should stick to acting, he seems to be better at that skill.

      Also, didn’t he record Cop Killer/Killa, however it is spelled, with Body Count? If so, not a fan. On that principle alone, in my humble opinion, he should not be given a forum on the show.

      Dana from 🙂

    • dsbill on

      Of course I don’t agree with that. Just being an actor/rapper would bring more audience to the show. Isn’t that a good thing? To spread That Metal Show to a wider audience?

      Yes, Cop Killer is a 1992 song by Body Count, a protest song about police brutality. Written at the time of the LA riots and Rodney King. Not aimed at all policemen, who should be supported, but at the corrupt few.
      “I’m a cop killer, better you than me”
      “Cop killer, f*ck police brutality!”
      “Cop killer, I know your family’s grieving”
      “Cop killer, but tonight we get even”

      Ice T has always said Body Count is like a horror movie, to be taken as something extreme, not expressing reality. Maybe like Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, a Rob Zombie movie… So, should Chris Barnes or Rob not be given time on the show?

      Ice T admitted on Jamey Jasta’s “The Jasta Show” podcast that the Body Count album from several years ago was crap. But this new one, “Manslaughter”, really is solid material. Give it a try. The guest vocals by Jasta on “Pop Bubble” is another great highlight, and such a true song about all the Biebers, etc. out there.

      Of course TMS is a forum for Ice T. Eddie might not like him or his band, but I know Florentine is a fan. He played BC on his Boneyard show almost every week for a while. The season was described as the most diverse yet, so I say let’s do it.

    • Dana on

      Sorry, I don’t agree. Nor do I think having him on regarding his “music” career will drive extra traffic to the show, but to each their own.

      Regarding the song Cop Killer, I still do not agree, nor ever will, with the message of the song regardless of the circumstances under which the lyrics were written.

      As for Eddie, I have no idea if he is, or isn’t, an Ice T fan. My feeling is that all guests must get final approval from VH1 Classic. So, it really doesn’t matter whether or not the the hosts are a fan of a specific artist. It helps, but in the end, I am sure the network has the final say.

      Have a good one,

      D 🙂

  • bryan kaempf on

    I said it before,can you guys get jimmy Crespo on there.hes amazing.would like to see what he’s doin.its always a treat to see Michael Schenker on there.not only is he a great guitarist,but a super cool guy.met him more times than I can count. can you guys not like Christmas in Hollis!

  • Lindy79 on

    Looking forward to another great season. Can’t wait to see Ace again!

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