It was back in November of 2008 when three seemingly average middle aged guys made their way into our living rooms and subsequently into every metalheads’  heart with the VH1 Classic’s  “That Metal Show.”  Co-hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine brought us the latest in heavy metal news along with guest appearances from their heavy metal heroes.  Although the show has since been cancelled (insert chorus of boos here),  there is still cause for celebration as Don Jamieson has just released his third comedy album “Communication Breakdown” via MetalBlade records.

Prompted to try his hand at stand up comedy  by co-host and friend Jim Florentine, Jamieson has proved to be a natural.  His time on the show has given him plenty of material as he spins tales of trying to meet Johnny Depp at a party or the time Kiefer Sutherland bought him 6 Miller Lites.  Don’t worry though,  his comedy is still very relatable and all the requisite sex jokes are there as well.

BackstageAxxess had the opportunity to chat with Don and find out all about the new record and the possibility of  “That Metal Show” making a comeback.  Please join us for a chat with the funniest metalhead around, Don Jamieson.


We would like to thank Nikki Law from Metal Blade records for setting up the interview with Don. for more information on Don including the new album “Communication Breakdown,” please visit: Don Jamieson.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.