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“THAT METAL SHOW” RETURNS TO VH1 CLASSIC WITH LEGEND TONY IOMMI SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 AT 11 PM ET/PT

Season Eight Welcomes Lars Ulrich, Sammy Hagar and more

NEW YORK, NY — August 10, 2011 –That Metal Show returns to VH1 Classic for season eight with an iconic line up of guests Saturday, August 20 at 11 PM ET/PT. Members from some of the greatest metal bands in history including Metallica, Black Sabbath and Slipknot grace the “That Metal Show” stage giving viewers an exclusive look into their life, music and careers.

VH1 Classic’sThat Metal Show” is back and ready to rock with an all-star lineup of iconic metal guests to make for an incomparable eighth season. Members of the biggest metal bands in history, including the pioneer of heavy metal Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Sammy Hagar and many more will grace the “That Metal Show” stage giving fans an unfiltered hour of pure metal dish and bitch that any metal maniac will truly appreciate.  Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson are back to host the only talk show where all things hard rock and heavy metal are discussed, dissected and debated over sixty minutes of mayhem.  Season eight of “That Metal Show will deliver the ever popular “Stump The Trunk” and “TMS TOP 5” segments to your TV every Saturday night at 11 PM, only on VH1 Classic. Other guests gracing the stage for season eight include the below. Each episode premieres at 11 PM ET/PT.

  • 8/20 – Tony Iommi
  • 8/27 –  Michael Sweet Jani Lane and Taime Downe
  • 9/03 – Tom Morello and Doug Pinnick
  • 9/10 – Corey Taylor, Brad Gillis and Jack Blades
  • 9/17 – Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Snake Sabo
  • 9/24 – Sammy Hagar
  • 10/1 –  Stephen Pearcy and Ripper Owens
  • 10/8 – Mike Portnoy and John Sykes
  • 10/15 – Rick Nielsen and Graham Bonnet
  • 10/22– Lars Ulrich

 

Fans can also catch the complete season seven and bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com. New episodes of eight will launch online every Monday morning following the show’s on-air premiere.

“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers and Jeff Baumgardner serves as producer for VH1. Adam “Hate” Heydt is the director of the series.
About VH1 Classic

Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that presents videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and U2. Learn more at www.VH1Classic.com.

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Media Contacts:

Emily Robinson, 212-846-4223
Emily.Robinson@vh1.com