I know there has to be a few of you out there that have been watching this 11-part documentary series on VH1 Classics. I think Sam Dunn is brilliant. I think he is about as close to being "one of us" as we will see in the media. Eddie Trunk can lick his balls. Anyhow, just a few thoughts/critiques on a few of the episodes: Pre-Metal: Honestly, I just didn't find myself caring that much. Early Metal Part 1- US Division: I had no idea how insane MC5 were as a live band. Those few minutes made me search out other clips and I'm in awe of what they were doing way back then. Early Metal Part 2- UK Division: He could have stuck this one with the Pre-Metal episode and I would have been fine with it. NWoBHM- He stuck to the mainstream biggies for the majority. It would have been nice to see a bit more on the tons of others that were great. I mean there is only so much Diamonhead I want to hear about. Glam- The main vibe given off from all the bands was "It was a hell of a time and I'm glad we were a part of it." There was no real bitterness over the way it crashed and my respect increased for several of those interviewed as a result. Thrash- Did Blitz piss him off? I don't recall any mention of Overkill during that episode, let alone any focus. I know there are time limitations, but he really skipped over all but the biggies or those still active. Death Angel..bah. Grunge- I make no secret of being one of the biggest Pearl Jam fans on the planet. I enjoyed a lot of grunge (save Nirvana) so I was pumped to see this. However, I'll be the first to admit that most of the dudes came away as pretentious, ungrateful whiny bitches. Bonus points for the Mother Love Bone footage. Negative points for no Pearl Jam interviews (save the Brendan O'Brien, producer). Nu-Metal: Never thought about "Roots" being the first Nu-metal disc. Durst is still a douchebag and is 100% responsible for the Woodstock riot regardless of his claims. I liked how Jonathan Davis called him out on it. Linkin Park still make my teeth hurt. Still to come: Shock Rock, Power Metal, Progressive Metal. Btw, I tried to contact Sam via his website back when his first film hit. I had hoped to bring him to the festival as my guest (yes, expenses paid). I never heard back. Guess we aren't big enough to get his attention.