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That Metal Show Host, Don Jamieson, The Interview
Interview with Don Jamieson of That Metal Show
I had the chance to speak with
Mr. Jamieson during a cold, wintery day from my friend's car. It smelled like
dust and cigarettes. My car was in the shop. I was about to hear my phone ring
and speak with one of metals most outspoken fans. That Metal Show, has become a
staple television show in every metal heads home from here to, only the Gods
know where. But it was cold....too cold. The phone rang...
Did you ever think That Metal Show would be on Television for this
No I thought we
would shoot the pilot, I would get to meet Lita Ford, and that would be the end
of my television career. But I'm very grateful.
How many takes does it take?
Just one. It's just a hang. We just do it. We are fans and
that's how we treat it. What you see is what you get.
Does vh1 choose your wardrobe?
(Laughs), Nah. It's all straight from our closet. Believe it
or not. That kind of high end fashion picked strictly by the three hosts.
Have you ever met a musician you idolized only to realize they were
Actually it's usually the opposite. So many of them I idolized
as a kid. People like Alice Cooper. Just a true gentleman. Like many musicians,
just salt of the earth people. To me it's all about making good TV. When Marylyn
Manson came on our show. He chose to come on in a highly inebriated state.
That's his choice. Makes my job a little harder, kind of like babysitting a
fifth grader. None the less it is entertaining.
Do you find it difficult to make fans of all genres of metal happy?
Yes. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Jim,
Eddie, and I, you know we are middle aged guys. So the stuff we like is in the
classic sound. Sabbath, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden. That does not mean we
don't like other genres. I like death metal, black metal. But this is vh1
classic so you kind of know what you're getting.
What are you currently listening to?
Well the pick of the week is a band called VISOGOTH from
Utah. I'm really digging it. A great band called KYNG, a hard rock trio. The
Are you a fan of female fronted bands?
Yeah. The European metal scene has a lot. Power metal. It's
crazy. Here in the states it is still straight up male fronted rock. You don't
see it as much. A band like The Pretty Reckless. It's really a great album. She
does have an interesting story which is worth introducing our audience to.
Is metal an easy subject as a comedian or do people take it too
Heavy metal lends itself to comedy. There is no doubt. Watch
any video from the 80's and you can write a whole hours worth of material. I
have a portion of my act dedicated to metal
Manowar Or Metallica?
Definitely Metallica. They keep re-inventing themselves.
Dio or OZZY?
Loved Ronnie but gotta go Ozzy. Because ozzy was a part of
Black Sabbath and Sabbath created metal.
Lita Ford or Doro Pesch?
I had a Lita Ford poster on my wall. So I gotta go Lita.
Lots of missing socks in my house growing up.
How long will ,That Metal Show ,last?
As long as the network wants it. That's the key. The three
of us are best friends. When the shows cancelled the three of us will still be
doing the show somewhere. Just for free (laughs) It's who we are.
Where do you see yourself 10 years down the road?
Probably playing Elks clubs and Firehouses somewhere.
The Show hasn't changed you?
No. I'm a jeans and t-shirt guy my whole life. I haven't
changed. We are who we are. When the cameras go off we don't change. We are
metal heads through and through.
CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE Interview With FRANKIE BANALI Of QUIET RIOT
QUIET RIOT was not the first band that got me into heavy metal. I was already well entrenched in the power and the glory of bands like Sabbath, Saxon, and Dio. But for an impressionable youth the constant nagging from the "cool" kids at school about how lame metal was became very bothersome. Cliched white sneaker wearing future lawyers were constantly picking on me and my metal head friends. QUIET RIOT one day came on the radio and changed all that. Like an asteroid hitting the dinosaurs they wiped away all the so called un coolness about metal and made it mainstream. Suddenly all the jocks were "banging" their heads to songs like "Metal Health", And "slick Black Cadillac". So years later after the heavy smoke has cleared I got the chance to speak with one of the key architects of QUIET RIOT, Mr. Frankie Banali. They are about to release ROAD RAGE on Frontiers Records and it so…
New England Metal & Hardcore Festival feat. Sabaton
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Sabaton was formed back in 1999 in Falun, Sweden when the members of a band called "Aeon" reformed and rearmed for the upcoming first recording in Moon Music Studio. The founding members of Aeon: Rikard, Pär and Daniel Mullback had joined forces with Oskar and Joakim earlier during the year which had seen a few line-up changes and the guys decided on a fresh start and changed the name of the band to Sabaton. These are the same guys you see on stage today.
As a young proto-metalhead living in the hard streets of Riverside, Rhode Island we would all gather at whoever had the latest vinyl release and rock out for hours. Discussing techniques, listening to lyrics, guitar solos. The best albums offered up energy at its purest form. It transmitted from the vinyl grooves right into our little teenage brains. You could literally feel what the band or artist was trying to convey.
Metallica's latest release, Hardwired to self destruct offers up a modern day version of that same energy and spirit from days gone by. It is a powerful statement from a band that many had written off. One song...Now were all dead...that is the only song you need to listen to. But there are many, many more. This is grade a material from a group of artists who managed to capture their energy and channel it through this disc. This is real, this is power, this is the definition of a classic metal album.
Another great sign of a good, solid album is that you can list…