Kicking off what's guaranteed to be the best season of "That Metal Show" yet, RUSH's Geddy Lee has been confirmed for the debut episode of VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming. He will be making his second appearance on the acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. Lee returns to the show to promote the highly anticipated RUSH "R40 Live" 40th-anniversary tour that will kick off this summer. The trek will visit 34 cities throughout North America and tickets are currently on-sale for select markets. The episode will premiere on Saturday, February 21 at a new broadcast time of 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, repeating at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT the same evening.
"Back when 'That Metal Show' was first born, Geddy and [RUSH guitarist] Alex [Lifeson] were nice enough to fly to New York and be a guest in our very first season," states Trunk.
"I've always had a great relationship with the RUSH guys and it meant so much to me they were willing to support something I was doing that at that point hardly anyone had seen or heard of. Amazingly, almost seven years have passed, and we're now about to debut our 14th season of 'That Metal Show' and I couldn't be more honored to welcome back Geddy to the set to celebrate 40-plus years of RUSH and the return of 'That Metal Show'!"
Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on "That Metal Show", the Season 14 premiere will continue the trend with John Petrucci of DREAM THEATER making his first-ever appearance on the debut episode. The seven-string guitar virtuoso has been someone the show has hoped to have on for some time now.
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