Good news - Season 12 of ‘That Metal Show’ has been confirmed and several classic rockers have made the short list for guest spots over the eight new episodes. The guests dropping by the TMS studio throughout the season run the gamut from classic rockers to brand new members of some veteran acts, offering a balance of musical tastes.
Blue Oyster Cult
The second month of 1973 was a month of dire deeds and dark omens, ranging from the unanimous congressional vote establishing the Watergate Investigation Committee to the second musical tome crafted by the enigmatic Blue Oyster Cult, an album prophesying 'Tyranny and Mutation,' which was released on Feb. 11, 1973.
For far too many youngsters, Blue Oyster Cult are only known as the band that was parodied on 'Saturday Night Live's' famous 'More Cowbell' sketch. But that overlooks their long career as arguably heavy metal's brainiest band, with such classics as 'Don't Fear the Reaper' and 'Godzilla to their credit. Regardless, the band will perform a 40th anniversary concert at the New York's Best Buy Theater on Nov. 5.
Before he started whipping his hair with Bruce Springsteen, late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon made his name as a member of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live,' where he often had difficulty keeping a straight face. In a new interview, Fallon recalls why he broke up in the middle of the famous "More Cowbell" sketch, which aired in 2000.
Add up technology, talent and lots of free time and what do you get? Well, if you're Blue Oyster Cult guitarist Richie Castellano, you've got your very own rendition of Queen's signature song 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. Mr. Castellano not only handles all the instruments and all the vocal parts (including the multi layered 'opera' section) but he also managed to star in the video, which is party based on the original classic video.