That Metal Show (Season 12, Episode 6 featuring Rob Zombie / John 5 & Tom Keifer)
The following is a recap of this week’s show…
MUSICAL GUEST:Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs)
IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Rob Zombie / John 5 and Tom Keifer
Rob Zombie / John 5
New album “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” is a concept record, but Zombie doesn’t want to tell anyone the concept yet. He is planning on turning into a rock opera in the future. Zombie briefly discussed his most recent movie, “The Lords Of Salem.”
First time on TMS. Keifer recently released his first solo album, “The Way Life Goes.” It took 10 years to record because it came on the heels of a record deal gone bad for Cinderella. The band was legally tied up from recording together for a number of years after a court decision. Because of his battle with the record company, he decided to do this album as an independent. He said that not having a label is a good thing and bad thing. “Without a label breathing down your neck, you can take as much time as you want.” He was also was dealing with a partially paralyzed vocal cord that has required six surgeries over the years.
PUT IT ON THE TABLE:
If you could play in any other band…
TK – Rolling Stones
RZ – The Monkees
J5 – Van Halen
Song you wish you wrote…
TK – “Let It Be” – The Beatles
RZ – “Happy Birthday”
J5 – “Stairway to Heaven” – Led Zeppelin
Best concert ever attended…
TK – Rolling Stones “Some Girls” Tour
RZ – Steve Martin “Wild & Crazy Guy” Tour
J5 – Iggy Pop, Santana and Rolling Stones together in 1981
First album ever purchased with your own money…
TK – The Monkees first album
RZ – Elton John “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player”
J5 – KISS “Love Gun”
METAL MODEM: Steve Vai
Orchestra in Holland commissioned him to write for them. He is currently working on a symphony for them for a performance in May. Vai is also going to be performing with them with his rock band, a piece called “The Fire Garden Suite.” He revealed that he composed his first symphony in high school.
THE RANT: Don Jamieson rants about longtime viewers who don’t get the concept of what TMS is all about. Fans complain that TMS gives no love to new bands. Jamieson pointed out that TMS on VH1 Classic. “You don’t turn on ESPN Classic expecting to see new games, do you?”
ORIGINS: Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
Born in Astoria, NY in 1955. In 1964, he missed seeing The Beatles on Ed Sullivan because his dad banned TV in the house that year. From 3rd grade on, his mission in life was to be a rock star. Snider’s defining metalhead moment…he and a friend almost got into a fight with other friends who badmouthed Jimmy Hendrix and Deep Purple. Favorite bands growing up: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper.
BEHIND THE MUSIC VIDEO: “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown” – Rob Zombie
ON THE FRINGES: The guys choose albums that are outside of the typical wheelhouse of TMS.
Eddie Trunk – Sevendust “Black Out The Sun”
Don Jamieson – In Solitude “The World, The Flesh, The Devil”
Jim Florentine – Six Feet Under “Undead”
TMS Worldwide: Costa Rica. Festival Imperial happens biannually. Mentioned Costa Rican metal band – Advent Of Bedlam. Richie Kotzen has played there several times. Says that the fans are diehards that start singing all of the lyrics at the verse.