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VH1 Classic Celebrates National Metal Day

Happy National Metal Day (according to cable network VH1). Apparently today's date: 11/11/11 seemed overtly metal to some VH1 brass, thus bestowing the special honor on us all this Friday. To celebrate my first National Metal Day, I'm boarding a jet plane and heading south to Florida to get ready for ShipRocked. The cruise leaves Monday but I've got lots of work to do in Florida before the fun can really begin.

But back to Metal Day. So VH1 Classic is airing all sorts of special metal programming today including the premieres of Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the exclusive debut of Banger Films’ groundbreaking documentary series, Metal Evolution, at 10 p.m. ET/PT and the ninth season premiere of a VH1 Classic original That Metal Show at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

I'm most excited about the documentary Metal Evolution (I've got the DVR set). It was made by Sam Dunn who did the fabulous Metal: A Headbanger's Journey in 2005 and Iron Maiden's Flight 666 in 2009.

There will be special metal programming all day long on VH1 Classic, including lots of Metal Mania videos and movies like This Is Spinal Tap. Be sure to celebrate the day!


Reader Comments (15)

i m waiting for the axl interview on T.M.S.
November 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbumblefootboy
Don't forget about the big Black Sabbath news...reunion with David Donato!!! WOO HOO!!!!
November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT
\m/ \m/ Thank you Veterans! \m/ \m/ & ♠♫♠ National Metal Day \m/ \m/
November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
FLIGHT 666 is on in the background as I type this. LOL. The channel will be on all day here in my homestead....
November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Gary, make sure you watch the concert DVD and look for me during '2 minutes to midnight' !!!
November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian

Happy National Metal Day!

Gotta hand it to the Metal Contingent at VH1 Classic!

So far I've caught Priest, "Making Of 'British Steel'"...

"Metal Pop-Up Videos", which is proof positive that even the most annoying things in life dramatically improve when fully Metalized.

Biff from Saxon on Chump premiere at 11.

On beforehand, at 10: Potentially unimpressive 10-part series, "Metal Evolution", which will more than likely wholly ignore our fave genre, Glam Metal. If I'm wrong, I'll eat my Official Autographed Limited Edition Slash Top Hat. It will still be interesting to watch just how wrong Dunn will get it wrong,


"Can I Play With Madness", "Run To The Hills" and "2 Minutes" are the only songs I'm gonna throw you guys. "Flight 666" is a total
frickin' bore. I still don't get what you guys see in 'em, seriously.

p.s. One buzzkiller, however -- when I started watchin' a block of videos, "Cherry Pie" by Warrant kicked it off. That vid was followed by...Ugh!... "Something In The Air Tonight", by Phil
Collins. What's with VH1C? Shame they have to hedge their bets and can't go all in when it comes to their own concepts like NMD. It's just another example of what went wrong with these networks, once Freston was paid off! All Hail!: "All Metal or No Metal!"
November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Christian, make sure you look for me during "2 Minutes To Midnight" and I WON'T be there, hahaha!!!

November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Correction: Axl on season premiere of That Metal Show!

Only 7 minutes left 'til National Metal Day is over, but Metal lives on forever!
November 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Post Mortem:

Okay, I won't eat Slash's top hat or Angus' school boy cap, or Jeff Beck's pork pie hat, for that matter, but I gotta say, Dunn, no matter how annoying he is, has delivered the goods with his excellent 10-part documentary series, "Metal Evolution" on VH1 Classic.

And Axl's interview on That Metal Show is phenomenal! He also allowed Chump to show concert footage just filmed a couple of weeks ago in Miami including a full song. Make sure ya catch a rebroadcast!
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
They better do this again, only bigger, next year -- Think about it -- 12/12/12!!! It works! One louder than one louder!
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Yeah, i agree with ya MB. They best do this again next year! Christian, I re-watched the entire 2 1/2 hour version last night at 7.Yeah, I saw ya!!You were the guy with the horns thrown up, right?? LOL. Thought that was a agreat,informative DVD. Really cool to see all the behind the scenes shit that goes into such a mammoth undertaking. And Nicko definitely seems like a guy you could sit around and toss a few with after watching this....
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Yeah, you guyz could sit around and talk with him! I forced myself to watch "Flight 666" again last night.


However, one of my deepest regrets is not having seen Dickinson when he toured off his solo effort, "Tattooed Millionaire", a vastly superior piece of work than anything Maiden ever produced!


p.s. Didjya see the Axl interview on Chump? Mind-blowing!
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I thought Metal Evolution was terrific. I think Sam using his education background gives him a better avenue than a traditional music doc. MB needs to change his name is he does not like Iron Maiden much less Flight 666. I am not a Rush fan but I thought that doc was incredible.
I agree with VH1C being unimaginative. they play the same 30 videos on Metal Mania. The used to have a show called the Vault where they played videos you have not seen since the first aired. It was terrific.
Axl was alright but his hat annoyed almost as much as his new fake teeth. He looked like a cartoon.
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
It's true, Scott. Axl was a bit bizarre but I also find that fact quite amusing. And believe me, I wanna like Maiden but they just don't Rock me, sorry. I do like SOME, though. If only all of their songs sounded like "Can I Play With Madness".
November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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