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Eddie Trunk as Himself - 'That Metal Show'

On VH1's paean to all things loud, host Eddie Trunk plays the world's most obsessive metalhead with an endearingly deadly earnestness. To Trunk, an interview with Dee Snider is as serious as 60 Minutes talking to Henry Kissinger. The show may consist of nothing beyond him sitting around shooting the shit with the gods of metal, but he sees himself as the spokesman for all the fans out there who have watched their favorite music mocked and ignored for decades. "As crazy as it sounds, they see me as their leader," Trunk says. "I have a very strong belief about how this music has been marginalized." And even though the ratings for TMS continue to grow after eight seasons, prompting its recent expansion to a full hour, Trunk is far from satisfied. "I want to be the Letterman of metal," he says. "I want five nights a week, Monday to Friday, 11 to 12, live. I always shoot for the moon."

By Andy Greene

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