Tonight’s episode of That Metal Show features a giant from the legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and former UFO guitarist Michael Schenker.
10:55 p.m. est @EddieTrunk A little over 5 minutes from the debut of an all new
@thatmetalshow with Adrian Smith & Michael Schenker. I’ll tweet live during commercials
11 p.m est: Show begins with intro from Eddie Trunk (“wall to wall metal”, YEAH!), Jim Florentine wearing Starland Ballroom t-shirt, and Don Jamieson…Florentine makes a snarky comment (“shot in my hotel room”..ra ra ra)
@EddieTrunk Adrian Smith also was hugely influenced by Schenker as was all of Maiden, so he was pumped to see Michael also!
11:02 est Schenker rips on guitar, gives Trunk a sick guitar for no reason, Trunk speechless, cries
11:03 est Trunk cries…boo hoo, wahhhh
11:05 est Talks Van Halen at MSG…great show (I was there too) and the private NY show. Discusses how great A Different Kind of Truth is…Yes Jamieson, “Tattoo” grows on you. Judgment on the new VH album = RIPPING! EVH “happy healthy sober” according to Trunk
11:07 est Top 5 Maiden Albums – Trunk puts Brave New World #5 (interesting). Final results: #5 Powerslave, #4 Iron Maiden, #3 Piece of Mind, #2 Killers, #1 The Number of the Beast
11:11 est Commercial break…Trunk cries over Schenker guitar, again…weeping away
11:15 est commercial break….still…wtf
11:16 est Welcoming Adrian Smith…wearing hat, no headband…(@EddieTrunk Got so lucky with timing that Adrian Smith was in LA when we shot these shows. He has a second home there and was doing some fishing)
11:17 est Discusses Maiden England set and summer tour…Trunk empathizes with Maiden’s trouble of picking a setlist from a monstrous catalog.
11:19 est Doesn’t take long for Adrian Smith to get back into the swing of touring
11:20 est Discussion on live DVD of En Vivo!…Trunk says that it is his favorite live DVD…Smith talks flying with captain/vocalist Bruce Dickinson…Bruce sometimes looks at flight plans before getting on stage…Maiden was flying around Japan as the earthquake and tsunami hit last year.
11:23 est Commercial, Schenker plays into break…Trunk tears up
11:28 est And we’re back…finally. Adrian Smith TMS vault in 1984, Smith and Maiden mobbed…”You Cant play heavy metal with synthesizers,” said Bruce Dickinson in the olf footage. Then Maiden used synths a few years later…hahahahaha
11:31 est South American fans get really excited for Iron Maiden. “They are just fanatical,” said Smith.
11:32 est Talks Dave Murray trying to get Smith into the band and transitioning from Di’Anno to Bruce…nothing interesting
11:34 est Another commercial break…
11:38 est Continuing with Adrian Smith…side project Primal Rock Rebellion for las 4-5 years…heavy and progressive.
11:40 est Psycho Motel highly recommended by Don Jamieson
11:40 est Maiden brings in new ideas for songs…Steve Harris now sits down with Bruce and Adrian to write. Maiden doesn’t need to write singles for the record companies. “Keep doin what you’re doing,” says Jamieson.
11:43 est Stump The Trunk… stumped by a girl and Jennifer Leah Gottlieb comes out; stumped by another girl over Painted Lady and contestant wins Glenn Hughes new book; gets easy Dickinson question correct; cool looking Mexican dude (think Danny Trejo) asks about Iron Maiden’s airplane…super easy question.
(@EddieTrunk Split that one 50/50. Made a decent recovery at the end. We are now shot in HD, but
@Vh1Classic still not broadcast that way sadly)
11:49 est commercial break…Number of the Beast vs. Piece of Mind to be The Throwdown
11:54 est Whatever happened to segment…the old Maiden guys (Yeah, we can Google it too, haha). Dennis Stratton bit was interesting.
11:56 est The Throwdown: The Number of the Beast vs Piece of Mind – Smith, Florentine, Trunk go with Number, Jamiseson goes against the grain as usual and sides with Piece to make Throwdown interesting…Beast wins
Meanwhile on Twitter, fans complain to Trunk on why VH1 doesn’t broadcast in HD.
11:59 est Credits roll… \m/
Lemmy and Warrant on That Metal Show next week.