Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada’s ‘The Metal Voice’ recently spoke with Eddie Trunk from VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’. Trunk spoke about their new season, responded to criticism on lack of promoting up and coming bands on the show and added his two cents on whether Rock was again out. As well as played ‘Stump the Trunk Canadian version.
When asked what demographics watch the show
People who are rock and metal fans, our biggest demographics, guys 30 to 50 years old. It is definitely amazing to me how many young kids that I meet love the show and people outside of the demographics love to watch the show but are not really into the bands or the music that we have on. In order to be a successful show you need to get past your natural audience
When asked if he agreed with Jay Jay French of Twisted sister that rock was aging out? (The Metal Voice interview)
I would respectfully disagree with my good friend Jay Jay. When you look at a band like Avenge Sevenfold and what they have been able to do a couple of back to back records number 1 records, huge stage productions, a fan base in their early twenties all wearing their T-shirts, that’s encouraging. Now whether you like these bands or not is irrelevant . A band like Volbeat very successful in their career showing no signs of stopping, getting mainstream radio play , Anthrax opening for them. Slipknot, you can’t argue the fact they had two or three back to back number one records, they are festival headliners. Are they ACDC, are they Rush Judas Priest etc? No not yet but it’s too early in their careers to tell where this is going to go. So I think that is encouraging.
When asked about critics who say That Metal Show does not promote up and coming bands
We have made tremendous strides in terms of introducing and having new artists on the show. In the beginning we had to keep it close to the classic cause that was what the channel was known for and that’s what 90% of the people coming to the channel want to see. Anybody who makes that claim now just hasn’t watched the show. I don’t know how much more diverse we can get
Watch the full interview here: