November 1, 2007 at 10:52 am (Rock)


New York, NY (November 1, 2007) – fuse, the national music television network, green lights “Talking Metal on fuse,” a one-hour pilot that brings the number-one heavy metal/hard rock podcast on iTunes to television. Hosted by Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy, the ultimate metal geeks and hard rock aficionados, the show provides a unique perspective and insiders look into the world of metal and hard rock music.

“Heavy metal has some of the most loyal and passionate fans and has been one of the most consistent performers in music television,” said Eric Sherman, president, fuse. “fuse is committed to showcasing a variety of music genres and we’re thrilled to be able to bring Mark and John’s distinctive voice, along with their number-one podcast, to our network.”

Premiering on Friday, November 9 at 12:30 AM ET, “Talking Metal on fuse” brings Mark and John’s zany antics and superfan-style perspective to viewers.  They take fans on a wild ride where anything can happen including guitar lessons with Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), a book signing road trip with Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue/Sixx A.M./The New York Times best selling author), cocktails with Serj Tankian (System of a Down), and a home studio makeover-turned-impromptu jam session with members of Guns N’ Roses.  Mark and John are joined by sidekicks Bud Friendly (The Metal Wrestler/commentator), resident guitarist Metal Mike (member of Rob Halford’s and Sebastian Bach’s solo bands) and the “Talking Metal” fans, a rotating group of in-studio guests who join in on the metal conversation, offer opinions and throw up the metal horns.

As the number-one heavy metal/hard rock podcast on iTunes, “Talking Metal” averages 100,000 downloads per month and has listeners in more than 100 countries.  The talkingmetal.com website averages between 1-2 million hits per month.

About fuse
fuse is a music television network offering a window into artists and bands and unorthodox music line-ups. fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience providing a destination for discovery and authentic content that pushes boundaries. Viewers can find a multi-media experience combining TV, Web and mobile technologies incorporating their opinions and ideas into the networks programming. Additional information about fuse can be found at http://www.fuse.tv. fuse is part of Madison Square Garden, L.P., owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, which includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, and the Beacon Theatre; and MSG Media, which is comprised of MSG and FSN New York; and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.


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