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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2014, 03:37:19 pm »
I like the idea of Izzy...but after this long really what does he have to say

nothing...I mean the only question he could field is...will there be a reunion.

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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2014, 09:43:57 am »
Episode 1: M. Shadows & Zakk Wylde



Guest Guitarist: Jason Hook

Haha. I love the TMS Top 5 for this show: Things Gene Simmons said he invented. The reason for this particular Top 5 is no doubt related to what Eddie was talking about at the opening of the show regarding Gene's comments as to why he will never show up on TMS. Hand signs? What the f*ck does that have to do with coming on TMS? Gene, you can are your own worst enemy dude. Obviously the Top 5 was a jab at him and shouldn't be taken seriously. Anyway, just glad that the Top 5 is back and that Jennifer will be getting more air time since Eddie addressed that earlier as being an issue with fans.

I like that they are back in New York and back to using a set that is more like the original one. Not quite the same, but definitely a step in the right direction and certainly way better than last seasons glossy, immaculate set. Why they went down that road, I'll never know. As for the interviews, I though that M. Shadows was good, but way short. It was like Eddie was basically tossing him a bone because he wanted to get to the "real interview" with Zakk Wylde. I wasn't particularly thrilled he was going to be on the show because the last time he was on, I thought his interview was horrible. This one started off even weirder with the mask thing. But it was somewhat humorous and the interview after that was normal and entertaining. Good Gawd, seeing the old video of him with Ozzy during the Vault segment was jaw-dropping strange. I had forgotten that he had 'Steve Clark' hair. Sh*t man, that hair was bigger than a Skyscraper!!

Talk about being in the right place at the right time (unless it was staged), but that guy that "stumped" Eddie getting Jason's guitar as the item from the 'Box of junk'. Sh*t, no fail! Gimme that 6 stringer! I've been a fan longer! Gimme, damn it!! Ack!!! How sick was Jason's backup neon 'sergeant patch' guitar? Gimme!!

The Throwdown: Freddie Mercury Vs Robert Plant. No contest, Freddie for the win!! Overall, solid episode. Welcome back TMS!
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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2014, 11:05:57 am »
I have always liked M Shadows and his band...I don't follow them aggressively but I like them and he seems like a REALLY nice guy...he's so soft spoken and man he looks like a little kid meets a deer caught in the headlights when you interview him...but his band is like super aggressive and loud.

I loved the set, I honestly going into the show almost didn't watch it....It was about 10 minutes before it started and I saw the two guests in my guide...and I was like....ehh....I don't know...if it's like last season this is going to suck.  But I thought really the show was flawless except for Zakk...talk about a guy who lives in his own world....holy sh*t he's like talking about his studio with stupid code names, and the vests etc....everyone around him that is a pro must sort of laugh at this guy...he's like a 14 year old boy with a private club that only he's a huge fan of.  He is sort of funny....but not enough to be entertaining.

I honestly 30 minutes into the show (with ads I see an hour version) was ready for it to be over....they could have made the M Shadows interview a little longer maybe...and pushed Zakk back about 5-10 minutes.

I feel weird talking negatively about Zakk...but he's almost like watching a crack head or something....it's all pointless and he thinks he's being so clever and funny...but I just think no one has told him, he's not.

I did like the show...for the show itself, I'd give it a 5 out of 5...the guitarist they had from 5 finger death punch sounded great, and I liked the show and format quite a bit...so 5 stars for the show...3 for Zakk.
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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2014, 07:58:38 am »
Episode 2: Living Colour (Cory Glover and Vernon Reid) & Sevendust



Guest Guitarist: Joel Hoekstra

The episode was okay. The first half was kind of meh for me. Only in the second half did it pick up once everyone was on the panel, interacting with one another. I was a huge fan of Living Color and had their first couple of albums (on vinyl), but since then, I haven't followed them and was kind of surprised to see they were still together, making records.

I think the real star of the episode was without a doubt Joel Hoekstra. The same thing about Living Color applies to Night Ranger. Haven't followed them in years. So, obviously I didn't know who Joel Hoekstra was, but it was kind of odd that as soon as he started playing with his 8 finger tapping technique, I immediately said to myself ".....you know, it was be awesome if TMS got Jeff Watson to come on the show". No sooner had I said that, that's when Eddie introduced Joel as the guitar player from Night Ranger. Ah. It all made sense. I gotta give Joel some serious props for stepping outside the box and playing different styles with each break, especially when he busted out the acoustic guitar. Very nice. Overall, the episode gets only 3 Stars out of 5.
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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2014, 02:21:09 pm »
I will do a quick one for this

I felt the same exact way I did on the first episode.  I was not looking forward to it.

Vernon Reed and Corey were ok guests (Vernon has morphed into David Allen Grier by the way)

and 25 minutes into the hour long program....I was done, the show felt done, and they have got a real problem on their hands this season.

I feel like they have run out of steam this season...or don't have a real focus.

I am hoping things level out.

Howard Stern is a great example of an interviewer where he'll have a guest on and I go...man I could care less...and he can make it interesting

this season so far is me far more "hoping" than being impressed or feeling satisfied with the show itself.

I'd give this barely 1 star

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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2014, 03:25:37 pm »
I don't think it was that bad. I've seen worse episodes of TMS. But it was definitely clear they were phoning it in that night. I think part of the problem is that they are filling the panel seats with what I guess are their "buds". Doesn't help that they are not bagging some of the biggest names in the Metal / Hard Rock Genre. If they really want to up their game, they need to get Miley Cyrus on. She's Metal to the core!
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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2014, 03:34:30 pm »
shooting in New York not as many solid stop ins I guess.

don't forget they film multiple shows a day

regardless...I've never been so bored half way through the shows.

ep 1 and 2 this season were done in my eyes before the half way point.


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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2014, 03:40:48 pm »
So how do they fix it? There not gonna change the location (again), so that rules that option out. Time to cancel it? Probably, especially if the best guest they will ever get already appeared within the first 4 "seasons". Other than those fantasy guest I mentioned earlier in the thread, there really isn't left out there with the exception of Angus Young, Ozzy, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Gene and Paul.
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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2014, 03:42:20 pm »
FYI, Angus on location doesn't count as a legit appearance. Just clearing that up.
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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2014, 03:49:05 pm »
without spoilers...they do have some good guests this season.

but to me I am getting bored mid-way through the show...2 times in a row.

I think it's them, it's the pacing of the show, the format, where things fall..

they need to have more front end material....then bring out the guest do a solid 2 segment piece with the first guests, then 1 mid show side step...bring out the final guest for 1 segment and then do the show enders...stump the trunk and the choice thing...they are done bringing everyone out now....by 25 minutes in and it feels like the last 35 minutes (again TV time) is filler.

that's my take at least.

what do I know?

I don't have a show on VH1.

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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2014, 03:57:00 pm »
'Stump the Trunk' has been redundant and pointless since the first season. I wouldn't object if they dropped that completely if it meant making the show better. How many times do I have to be subjected to him saying "STOP. I'M THINKING". Ugh.
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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2014, 04:18:51 pm »
I am still happy the show exists...but this season thus far has been a big miss to me

maybe there's just more entertaining people online talking about music....these guys every season compete against more and more "youtube" wannabes who do their own metal shows..guitar shows, thoughts on pop culture etc...whatever their shtick is.

their talent (TMS hosts) at what they do even with guests...just isn't that interesting anymore.

a great guest will make the show...but it's really them (the guest) making it great...and hopefully the hosts stay out of their way when that great guest is speaking.
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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2014, 07:15:34 am »
Episode 3: David Ellefson & Frankie Bello



Guest Guitarist: Bumblefoot

I'm not surprised one bit that I didn't like this episode at all. As soon as I saw who the guest were......I fell asleep. I don't have issues with either Dave or Frankie as people. I just knew exactly how the episode would play out during the interview. But it was just them that brought this episode down. It was everything. The 'Book' reading segment was dumb. The fan questions were dumb. The Stump the Trunk questions were dumb. And Eddie was dumb. The only thing good thing was getting Lzzy Hale on the show. I was curious if she would ever be invited. She wasn't in the studio itself as they did that Metal Modem segment. But with an episode and the series itself circling the drain, I will accept the Modem segment if that's the only way to get her on. Overall, boring episode and one that I won't ever watch again. How desperate are they now? Well desperate enough to use Ed's 30th Anniversary Bash to fill up a good chunk of air space because they obviously didn't have anything else to talk about on the panel.

Seriously, open the doors for more Hard Rock acts. It doesn't have to just be those in the Metal world that get on the show. Why not get David Grohl on? You don't think that would be a great hour with a sh*t load of things to talk about. Just him sitting on the panel and not saying anything would be awesome and better than anything that TMS has done the past few seasons.
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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2014, 05:34:53 pm »
I am a little under the weather so I will keep this a little short.  I liked this episode a tiny bit more than you...but this season is struggling.  I liked the interview with Lizzy hale the most also...I really wanted to see the guitars in the background and she seemed like a cool chick...so what's not to like.  I've heard  she's a great singer too...so I need to check out her stuff.

I was way more generous for the KISS mentions and was willing to give the show maybe...2.6 stars

:)

I know who the guest is next week....so I am interested to see if this tail spin will continue or go splashing down into the ocean (Atlantic ocean)

hahaha

;)

Been on a Steve Vai kick the last 2 days....listened to all of passion and warfare last night and today did seventh song with is a pretty awesome greatest hits/

I am listening and watching this right now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik0T9ivZVhk

like I said, I am a little sick...so as soon as I feel better we can for sure hook up...I don't want to give you a cold/flu!


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Re: That Metal Show (Season 13 - 2014)
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2014, 07:02:14 pm »
Episode 4: Ted Nugent



Guest Guitarist: Gary Hoey


Never in the history of That Metal Show have I ever seen a guest completely dominate the episode in the way that Ted Nugent did. Now when I say 'dominate', I mean exactly that. He took the show over and just owned it. I've never seen anyone so excited to be on TMS either, which was a breath of fresh air. Up till now, Sebastian Bach was the most animated, but The Nudge made Bach seem like he was in a coma by comparison. That's how hyper Ted was on the show. When I heard that Ted was going to be on the show, I knew that he would do exactly what he ended up doing and it was great. TMS was in serious need of energy and he provided the jolt and it was fun to watch. I may not always agree with him on politics, but as an entertainer, he does exactly that....entertain. I've seen Nugent live twice and he was just as great there as he was on the set of TMS. I love that Ted was very passionate about the music that got him started. I had no f*cking clue that he ever played bass for Chuck Berry or Bo Diddly.

Gary Hoey. I never realized it before watching this episode of TMS, but he relies on using just his first 3 fingers to play his guitar parts. Now the reason why I bring this up is that he is far more impressive in his playing ability and does so much more compared to other guitar players that use all their fingers and toes to play the same thing. Gary for the win. He was fantastic. Now, if they would bring back Ted every week, the show itself might be something it hasn't been in a while: Must-See TV. Quote of the night goes to Ted: "Hump the Trunk". Hahaha. As great as Gary was, the highlite of the episode goes to Ted jumping up on stage and rocking the Les Paul to close out the show. Not only did it make the episode EPIC in my eyes, for me that ranks up there in the Top 3 greatest moments of TMS.

I loved hearing that Lita Ford is scheduled for a upcoming episode to be the Guest Guitarist. Can't wait!
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