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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Leads That Metal Show Season Finale Lineup

05/08/2015
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Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of Overkill, and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot will all be appearing on the season finale of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic.

The episode airs this Saturday at 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT, and will also feature musical guest Billy Sheehan. We were sent the following details:

Joe Elliott's interview is a pre-taped interview, and his appearances book-end Season 14, appearing in the debut and finale. In the interview Joe discusses not slowing down, Def Leppard's upcoming tour and cruise, and the huge impact MTV had on their career.

Bobby and Frankie sit down together with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine live in the TMS studio as the final guests of the season.

Frankie talks about the success of the recent Quiet Riot documentary and the range of emotions he felt combing through the old footage of former singer, Kevin Dubrow.

The hosts ask "Blitz" if he ever would want to do a documentary on Overkill and he said they wouldn't. Blitz also says Overkill has gotten better with age due to his vaping of Red Bull and gasoline; and shares a hilarious story about the vitamin supplement Airborne.

Billy Sheehan tells us about the upcoming sophomore album by The Winery Dogs, how they played 101 shows on their last tour, and the bands' upcoming tour plans in October. Billy even shares a story about being asked to join Van Halen and why he declined the opportunity TWICE! Billy's playing is absolutely stellar throughout the show, and his second to last performance causes the entire panel, audience, and crew to give him a standing ovation, a "That Metal Show" first! The hosts then ask Billy to perform one more solo in lieu of "The Throw Down" to end the season, once again bringing the entire studio to a raucous standing ovation.

Billy joins guests Bobby and Frankie for "Put It On The Table". The "TMS Top 5" this week is sponsored by Just For Men and prompts a discussion of the Top 5 Beards In Rock, in which Kerry King, John Petrucci, Zakk Wylde, and Rob Zombie all find their way into the discussion. Eddie faces some extremely difficult "Stump The Trunk" questions in the last show of the season, and for the "Pick Of The Week" the hosts pick their favorite recent reissues, and Jim Florentine didn't get the memo since his choice isn't even out yet.

Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips here.

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