It's a sad day for metal fans. VH1 Classic has cancelled one of the best shows to hear about the metal music scene and see the artists from all eras, That Metal Show.
That Metal Show debuted on VH1 Classic on November 15, 2008 and, over fourteen seasons, produced 127 episodes. Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, the list of guests included practically every great artist from the world of metal music.
VH1 said in a statement to Billboard, "After eight years, VH1 Classic will not be moving forward with a new season of That Metal Show. We thank the show’s hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, and the entire production team for all of their hard work and their passion to connect with metal fans around the world."
The three hosts released their own statement which was posted on Trunk's website:
It has been an incredible run of eight years, roughly 125 episodes and some really cool specials.That Metal Show not only presented interview with metal greats, but also had regular recurring segments including Stump the Trunk, The Throwdown, Take It or Leave It, Rank and The Rant.
The global response to That Metal Show has been simply amazing, and we will be eternally grateful for the support from the rock and metal fans that have showed us so much love. We truly would have never made it as long as we did without you! A huge thanks also to the great crews we had over the years both in New York City and Los Angeles, to our producer Jeff Baumgardner, and to all the executives at VH1. And finally, thanks to the hundreds of artists that joined us on our set, had fun with us, shared their stories and many, many laughs. From the biggest names in rock history, to the up-and-comers: we thank you all for being a part of it.
Of course we very much want to keep That Metal Show alive, and with the blessing of VH1 Classic, we've got the keys to the show and are currently searching for a new home. We're not sure where we'll land, but we hope to be back in our studio and your living rooms as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep an eye out for us on the road and come say, 'Hello.'
Thank you for watching all these years, and we'll keep you posted as soon as we have news to share.