MUSICAL GUEST: Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs)
Sheehan talked about going into the studio to record The Winery Dogs second album. The band will be touring starting in October. After over 100 live shows, the band’s chemistry has really come together, and the writing process is going very well. He’s still doing Mr. Big, but they don’t play many live shows because most of the guys are family men and don’t want to tour extensively. Billy has been approached on more than one occasion to join Van Halen, but because he is such a big fan of Michael Anthony, he decided not to do it. Eddie Van Halen knew about him from when Talas opened for Van Halen in 1980.
TMS TOP 5 – Beards In Rock (sponsored by Just For Men)
- Billy Gibbons
- Zakk Wylde
- Scott Ian
- Chris Kael
- Dimebag Darrell
- Zakk Wylde
- Scott Ian
- Kerry King
- Billy Gibbons
- Dimebag Darrell
BEHIND THE SCENES – Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
The band will be doing a big tour this summer. Eddie asked about the meteoric rise of Def Leppard during the Pyromania tour. The videos getting played on MTV were a huge factor in the rise of the band. The Pyromania tour started at the Marquee in London in front of 600 people, and concluded at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego in front of 55,000 people (headlining). Don asked about Elliott’s famous Union Jack t-shirts. They still have replicas, but the original was given away to a charity for an auction. He talked about how bands don’t get paid instantly, so that is why he only had one of those shirts. Def Leppard had sold six million records, but each member was still living on 40 quid per week. The only reason that he bought the shirt is because the band was told that they were shooting a video the following day, and he had nothing to wear. He bought the shirt in a punk rock store for 6.99. The intention for this upcoming album was to record an EP, but they ended up with 15 songs. The band’s 50-city tour begins in June with Styx and Tesla supporting. A Def Leppard cruise will be going out in January of 2016.
GUESTS: Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Frankie Banalli (Quiet Riot)
Quiet Riot documentary – Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back will be coming to DVD this summer. For more information, go to www.QuietRiotMovie.com. The reaction has been great from those who have seen it in theaters, and it is continuing to build. Going through the archives provided mixed emotions because of Kevin DuBrow’s passing.
When asked if he would ever consider an Overkill documentary, he said that he doesn’t think so. There is something about their thing that was about catching a wave and getting some momentum. They’ve been keeping the momentum. They never rose to a very high level, so there isn’t a lot to talk about. Overkill has been going strong for over 30 years. They don’t pay attention to what everyone else is doing, they just do what works for them. Blitz talked about doing anything to try and keep his health (vitamins, eating right, etc.), but then it all gets washed away with booze at the end of the night. He told a story about going through the airport after just having taken a number of Airborne tablets because he didn’t know what they were at the time. By the time that he got to security, his mouth was foaming like a wild dog, and his eyes were tearing up.
Overkill will be going out in September with Symphony X on a co-headline theater tour.
PUT IT ON THE TABLE – Billy, Frankie, Bobby
If you could be in any other band, what band would it be, and what would you play?
BILLY – AC/DC with Bon Scott, bass
FRANKIE – Drummer for Led Zeppelin
BOBBY – 2nd guitar player in Motorhead
What is the one song that you wish you wrote?
BILLY – “Screaming For Vengeance” by Judas Priest
FRANKIE – “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin
BOBBY – Any song off of Motorhead’s Ace Of Spades album
What is your one vice?
BILLY – Red Wine
FRANKIE – Vintage drums (currently 37 complete sets and 238 snare drums)
BOBBY – Nicotine, booze occasionally
What is the first rock or metal song that you ever learned how to play?
BILLY – “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix
FRANKIE – “Rock Around The Clock” by Bill Haley & The Comets
BOBBY – “Sweet Jane” by Lou Reed
What is the weirdest rumor or news story that you’ve heard about yourself?
BILLY – That he killed a guy in Indonesia.
FRANKIE – That he was dead.
BOBBY – That he had run the NY Marathon for the cause of testicle cancer, dressed as a squirrel, and that he fell into a drink stand because he was intoxicated. Every time that he had this story removed from Wikipedia, it re-appeared two weeks later.
PICK OF THE WEEK – Reissues of Classics
EDDIE – Bon Jovi – New Jersey
DON – Meet The Creeps DVD Collection (f. Don and Jim)
JIM – To Hale And Back, coffee table book about Halestorm by Rob Fenn (www.RobFenn.com). Not a reissue. Will be coming out on June 5th. Eddie gets annoyed with Jim because he forgot the rules.
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That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 2: Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Alex Skolnick
That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 3: Dave Lombardo, John 5
That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 4: Marky Ramone, Darryl McDaniels, Gary Holt, Joel Hoekstra
That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 5: Jamey Jasta, John Bush, Joey Vera, Jason Becker, Michael Angelo Batio
That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 6: Mark Tremonti, Taylor Momsen, Frank Hannon, Jay Jay French, Mark “The Animal” Mendoza, Eddie Ojeda
That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 7: Chris Jericho, Max Cavalera, Billy Corgan, Rich Ward
That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 8: Kerry King, Lzzy Hale, Zakk Wylde
That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 9: Kirk Hammett, Michael Schenker, Damon Johnson
That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 10: Ace Frehley, Mark Farner, Nita Strauss
That Metal Show – Season 14, Episode 11: Tamie Down, Mark Slaughter, Andy Biersack, Mike Orlando
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