VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

May 11, 2004

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday.

"100 Most Metal Moments" premieres on Monday, May 31 at 10:00 pm with the ultimate countdown of these outrageous hard rock moments in a five-night special. Narrated by the always outrageous Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER),this special reveals who shredded a live chicken onstage, who won a gross out contest with Nikki Sixx and more in each one-hour episode.

"100 Most Metal Moments" continues the tradition of VH1's "100 Greatest" series of specials which debuted with "100 Greatest Artists of Rock and Roll" in March of 1998.

"100 Most Metal Moments" is executive produced by Michelle Mahoney and Meredith Ross for VH1.

100 Most Metal Moments: The Big Ten:

01. "Hear N' Aid"

The biggest names in metal, from JUDAS PRIEST to MÖTLEY CRÜE, come together in a charity recording and video for starving people in Africa. It's rumored that pop charity types don't approve, but the song and video for "We're Stars" stands as a stirring tribute to all things metal.


The fingerless man of BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi gets two fingertips cut off in an industrial accident, but still goes on to invent the sound of heavy metal guitar with BLACK SABBATH, thanks to a few prosthetic digits.

03. DIO

One-time BLACK SABBATH frontman and solo artist Ronnie James Dio gives birth to heavy metal sign language when he popularizes the now-ubiquitous metal devil horns sign.


MÖTLEY CRÜE release "The Dirt", metal's first true tell-all biography, depicting in graphic detail the band's relentless quest for pleasures of the flesh.


Metal parody "Spinal Tap" is released, adding such things as amps that go to 11 and undersized models of Stonehenge to metal lore.

06. JUDAS PRIEST/Rob Halford

Much to the surprise of mulleted JUDAS PRIEST fans everywhere, frontman Rob Halford comes out of the closet.

07. Ozzy Vs. Nikki Sixx

Ozzy Osbourne and MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx engage in a revolting clash of the titans while touring together in the early '80s. The battle begins with Ozzy snorting a line of live ants and ends with him drinking Nikki's urine.

08. Groupies Unite @ Metal Sludge Chart

The dedicated female followers of metal rate the manhood of metal gods on a web site. They give actual measurements, all in an effort to spread the word on which stars are worth the trouble of getting backstage to consort with.


The infamous incident allegedly involving LED ZEPPELIN, a groupie and a small marine creature sets the standard by which all metal debauchery would be measured.

10. DEF LEPPARD/Rick Allen's Arm

A triumph of the metal spirit as DEF LEPPARD's Rick Allen, recovering from a tragic accident, becomes metal's first one-armed drummer.

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