VH1 Classic has decided against producing any more episodes of “That Metal Show”, the hard rock/heavy metal talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine.
Trunk, Jamieson and Florentine said in a statement: “It has been an incredible run of eight years, roughly 125 episodes and some really cool specials.
“The global response to ‘That Metal Show’ has been simply amazing, and we will be eternally grateful for the support from the rock and metal fans that have showed us so much love. We truly would have never made it as long as we did without you! A huge thanks also to the great crews we had over the years both in New York City and Los Angeles, to our producer Jeff Baumgardner, and to all the executives at VH1. And finally, thanks to the hundreds of artists that joined us on our set, had fun with us, shared their stories and many, many laughs. From the biggest names in rock history, to the up-and-comers: we thank you all for being a part of it.
“Of course we very much want to keep ‘That Metal Show’ alive, and with the blessing of VH1 Classic, we’ve got the keys to the show and are currently searching for a new home. We’re not sure where we’ll land, but we hope to be back in our studio and your living rooms as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep an eye out for us on the road and come say, ‘Hello.’
“Thank you for watching all these years, and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we have news to share.”
“That Metal Show” first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and became the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television. The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres, including members of BLACK SABBATH, VAN HALEN, METALLICA, AEROSMITH, PANTERA, KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, PEARL JAM, GUNS N’ ROSES, QUEENSRŸCHE, HEART, and many more.
“That Metal Show” was a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner and Keshia Williams served as executive producers for VH1.