As previously reported, VH1 Classic is planning a slew of special programming to celebrate next month's National Metal Day (11-11-11). Now, the cable channel has unveiled exactly what it has in store.
Friday, November 11 will feature three metal programming premieres "Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth" at 9 p.m., "Metal Evolution Chapter 1" at 10 p.m. and the ninth season premiere of "That Metal Show" at 11 p.m. (all times Eastern). The day also will feature "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" and, of course, "This Is Spinal Tap".
Starting the following week, "Behind The Music", the "Metal Evolution" documentary series and "That Metal Show" will move to their regular, Saturday night slots. According to a press release, guests on this season of "That Metal Show" include Slash, Marilyn Manson, Brian Johnson, Dave Mustaine, Sully Erna and others.
In addition to its programming on National Metal Day, VH1 Classic has scheduled a ton of metal concerts, specials and more in the 10 days leading up to the new holiday. Each night, a classic metal concert from the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper and Metallica will be aired. And, on Wednesday, November 9, the channel will show a metal music video marathon (from A to Z) between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com