Thatmetalshowlogo That Metal Show returns this week with their biggest episode of the current season to date. In the midst of the controversy around KISS not allowing two of it’s original members to perform on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 10th, KISS original drummer Peter Criss shares how he really feels about this matter with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. Peter also recounts the joyful early days of KISS, his battle and triumph over male breast cancer, and the joy he felt when playing with Ace Frehley again at host Eddie Trunk’s recent 30-years-in-radio celebration.

In Put It On The Table, Peter answers which band he wishes he could be in if it wasn’t KISS, the song he wishes he wrote, and the best concert he ever attended. The episode ends with Criss addressing the KISS Army telling them how sad he is that he won’t be able to play for them one more time and, as he so eloquently says to Paul and Gene, “What’s wrong with giving ten minutes of your time, for the forty years that you’ve given us?”

Charred Walls of the Damned drummer Richard Christy also drops by the show to take on the coveted guest musician job. Christy showcases his drumming skills while performing in front of his childhood hero, Criss. At one point Richard thanks Peter saying that if it wasn’t for Peter and Kiss, Richard would not be playing drums today. Christy also lets us know that he is currently in the studio working on the new Charred Walls of the Damned album, which will be out some time next year.

Episode ten also features the usual fan-favorite segments: The TMS Top 5 tackles the Top 5 KISS Songs with all three hosts only agreeing on one song, the epic Black Diamond. Peter then adds a few of his own that were missed. This week’s Throwdown pits the KISS classic live albums Alive against Alive II. The decision is unanimous as the original Alive wins the title. This week’s Stump The Trunk finds Eddie battling to regain his dominance over the audience questions with the end result being lots of camera time for everyone’s favorite Miss Box of Junk, Jennifer.

Episode ten of That Metal Show airs this Saturday, March 22nd at 11:00PM ET/PT.

This season marks some monumental changes for the show as it returns to New York City for Season 13. Previously, the show was taped over several days of one week out at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. The new season is shot at Metropolis Studios on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Season 13 also consists of 12 new episodes making it the longest season in the show’s history. Fans can also catch the complete season 12 and brand new exclusive bonus clips at and in the new VH1 app. New episodes of season 13 launch on the web and in the app every Sunday morning following the show’s on-air premiere.

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  • El duce on

    Richard christys prank calls that he does with sal governale on the stern show are hilarious.

  • Lee on

    Page & Hendrix actually produced their stuff but Kramer got the balance/mix/fades etc.. He’s a legend.

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