Don Jamieson talks to Totally Driven Radio about…………..
That Metal Show, KISS, Comedy & TONS MORE!!!
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Comedian and one of the Host of VH-1 Classic’s “That Metal Show, ….. Don Jamieson was a guest this week and discussed a ton of topics…………
Don talked about being a young kid being influenced by both music & comedy but didn’t really know what either entailed but musically being influenced by KISS early on, and heavier music as he got older, just like being influenced by George Carlin and Cheech & Chong helped him realize that was what he wanted to do.
He explained eventually him seeing his good friend Jim Florentine doing stand up in strip clubs was huge influence that pushed him over the edge to finally give it a try, and now he is quite happy that is how he makes his living.
He talked about “performance rush” and after his 1st stand up attempt, he knew that is what he wanted to do, and he don’t care how big, or how small the crowd he just loves to be able to be on stage and entertain people.
He talked about his days early in his career working at Mtv in the heyday of the channel, and even back then he and Jim Florentine would talk about how can we combine the worlds of Metal and Comedy.
He discussed the world of “That Metal Show”, and thought initially with the pilot the fact that they were “breaking Eddie Trunk’s balls throughout the show” was the reason VH1 picked it up.
He also cannot believe that it has become such a cult classic and how there is a lot of exciting things he just found out about the new season that he cannot talk about yet, but will call Totally Driven Radio back soon when he can officially make the announcement.
He talked about some of his favorite “That Metal Show” guest like Dave Mustaine, Alice Cooper, and Phil Anselmo and his dream guest are Paul & Gene from KISS, Eddie or Alex Van Halen, and Ozzy are top of his list.
He discussed his own band Gunfire & Sodomy and how it is an Acoustic Death Metal band that is partially influenced by GG Allin.
He talked about touring with legendary comedian Andrew “Dice” Clay, and how they hooked up, and what it is like to be around the Dice man.
Don talked about all his worlds of comedy, and music and how they have collided for many years and how he gets paid and makes a living doing the things he truly loves.
Don joins Totally Driven Radio at the 31 minute mark, and hangs out with the boys for over 45 minutes to discuss these topics and more.
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