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!