RUSH’S GEDDY LEE CONFIRMED FOR SEASON 14 PREMIERE OF VH1 CLASSIC’S FLAGSHIP SERIES “THAT METAL SHOW,” DREAM THEATER’S JOHN PETRUCCI WILL MAKE HIS DEBUT AS GUEST GUITARIST
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 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming. 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. Geddy Lee returns to the show to promote the highly anticipated Rush R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour that will kick off this summer. The tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America and tickets are currently on-sale for select markets. 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.
“Back when TMS was first born Geddy & Alex were nice enough to fly to New York and be a guest in our very first season. I’ve always had a great relationship with the Rush guys and it meant so much to me they were willing to support something I was doing that at that point hardly anyone had seen or heard of,” states host/co-producer Eddie Trunk. “Amazingly almost seven years have passed and we’re now about to debut our 14th season of ‘That Metal Show’ and I couldn’t be more honored to welcome back Geddy to the set to celebrate 40 plus years of Rush and the return of TMS!”
Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on That Metal Show, the Season 14 premiere will continue the trend with John Petrucci of Dream Theater making his first-ever appearance on the debut episode. The 7-string guitar virtuoso has been someone the show has hoped to have on for some time now. Dream Theater is currently working on their new album, which they hope will be out later this year.
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 gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp. Upcoming guests will be announced in the near future.
Season 14 will also mark the return of some notable segments including Metal Modem, 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 ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app.