Just a reminder, the countdown to National Metal Day is on! If you’re not familiar with this day, that’s okay, you probably shouldn’t be as its a day declared by VH1 Classic. However, we love metal here at Raw Talent Guitar, and in the hopes of springing a new generation of beginning guitar playing, headbanging maniacs, we fully support the cause.
Here is an article from USA Today about the holiday:
We’re inching closer to 11/11/11, which is significant not just because it sounds cool, but because the folks at VH1 Classic have declared it “National Metal Day.” (Perplexed? Think Spinal Tap‘s “These go to 11″ …)
The channel is filling the day with metal programming, and even if I weren’t on a quest to learn more about metal I’d tune in.
The festivities actually start Nov. 8 with a marathon of metal concerts, from Sonisphere 2011 to MTV World Stage: KISS. (Wait — is KISS considered metal? Can we debate this in the comments?)
On Nov. 9 the channel airs the DVR-worthy Metal Mania: The Greatest Metal Videos Ever A to Z. I wonder if Warrant‘s Cherry Pie ranks in there somewhere …
Finally, on Nov. 11 tune in for classic metal movies like the awesome Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, The Decline of Western Civilization and the aforementioned Spinal Tap. The evening lineup includes Behind the Music Remastered: Megadeth (9 p.m. ET), the premiere of the documentary series Metal Evolution (10 ET) and That Metal Show‘s season premiere (11 ET).
Is that enough metal for you? Don’t forget you can watch full eps of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic’s site.