AXS TV’s entertaining and informative new countdown series “The Top Ten Revealed” will premiere on Feb. 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT. The series is executive produced and hosted by Katie Daryl. Each installment focuses on a different theme, with the series premiere episode ranking the Top 10 Guitar Rock Intros. A rotating panel of iconic musicians and music industry experts will also weigh in on the lists, providing witty, insightful commentary and lots of fascinating facts about the selections. Get to know “The Top Ten Revealed” experts in the breakdown below.
Eddie Trunk has entertained radio and TV audiences for over three decades. Notable radio credits include hosting “Friday Night Rocks” and “Saturday Night Rocks” for WNEW-FM in New York City and his nationally syndicated show “Eddie Trunk Rocks” and his Sirius XM Radio show “Trunk Nation.” Trunk will also star in AXS TV’s upcoming new reality series “Trunkfest with Eddie Trunk,” in which he’ll give viewers an inside look at some of the country’s biggest music festivals. “Trunkfest” is slated to premiere on AXS TV in 2018.
TV and SiriusXM Radio host Matt Pinfield is widely known for hosting shows on MTV and VH1 such as MTV’s “120 Minutes,” “MattRock,” “Pinfield Suite,” “Pinfield Presents,” “Say What?” and VH1’s “VSpot Top 20 Countdown,” to name a few. He joined SiriusXM as a DJ/host for the Lithium channel in 2015. Pinfield is considered a rock authority and he’s written about his prolific career in his captivating memoir “All These Things That I’ve Done: My Insane, Improbable Rock Life,” which was published in 2016.
Jose Mangin is a diehard metal enthusiast who is best known as being a programming pioneer/host for SiriusXM Satellite Radio where he oversees and hosts a weekday show on Liquid Metal. He also built and runs Octane and hosts a weekend show on the channel. He has also served as host for MTV’s Headbangers Ball for two years and notably went on to produce, edit, and direct the online version of the show for another two. He’s also hosted hundreds of huge live events including Ozzy Osbourne’s birthday show at Madison Square Garden.
English-born American rocker Lita Ford is best known for being the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the ‘70s before breaking out on a solo career in the ‘80s. She’s been dubbed the “First Lady of Classic Rock.” Her duet with Ozzy Osbourne, a rock ballad called “Close My Eyes Forever,” is one of Ford’s biggest and most-beloved hits. Ford released an autobiography chronicling her life called “Living Like a Runaway” in 2016, along with an album featuring a special collection of archived recordings she’d make with Billy Sheehan, Gene Simmons, Dave Navarro and more.
Vinnie Paul is co-founder and drummer for the heavy metal band Pantera. He formed Big Vin Records following his brother Dimebag Darrell’s tragic death. Paul currently serves as the drummer for heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah.
Steven Adler is best known as the drummer, co-songwriter and co-founding member of American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses which rose to fame in the ‘80s. Adler was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of Guns N’ Roses. GNR produced a host of rock hits including their signature chart-topper “Sweet Child o’ Mine” which hails from the band’s 1987 Billboard 200 No. 1 debut album Appetite for Destruction.
Lyndsey Parker is Editor-In-Chief at Yahoo Music. The veteran music journalist has as a music expert on MTV, CNN, VH1, CBS, Lifetime and AXS TV. She’s written for Elle, NME, Guitar Player and more. She currently serves as the weekly music correspondent for Fox 11 in Los Angeles.
Jerry Greenberg founded his own record label, Green-Sea Records at just 18-years-old. He went on to forge an iconic career in the music industry, serving as president of multiple record labels including Atlantic Records, where he earned the distinction at 32, of being the youngest president of any major record label. He’s worked with and signed major music artists through the years including ABBA, Foreigner, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and many more.
Kenny Aronoff was the drummer for John Mellencamp for 17 years. He’s appeared on hundreds of records as a studio musician Bob Seger, Melissa Etheridge, John Fogerty and Meatloaf. He’s played on stage with Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars and many mores. Aronoff discussed drumming and his book "Sex, Drums, Rock 'n' Roll" with AXS in an interview last year. Read it here.
Northern Irish rock guitarist Vivian Campbell as rhythm and lead guitarist and backing vocalist for English rock band Def Leppard. He’s also worked with a long list of other bands including Dio, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Shadow King and more.
Keith St. John
Keith St. John is widely known for serving as frontman for hard rock bands Montrose and Burning Rain. He’s also a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. John as also toured and served as lead vocalist for bands such as Lynch Mob, Tracii Guns, Quiet Riot and The Sweet.
Jack Russell is best known as being a founding member of the American hard rock band Great White, who released a slew of rock hits including “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love,” and a Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 cover of “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.” Russell currently tours under Jack Russell’s Great White, after the original members of Great White split. Russell discussed the band's album He Saw It Coming in an interview with AXS last year. Read it here.
Jerry Dixon began playing bass guitar at just 13-years-old. He joined ’80s glam metal band Warrant as bassist while he was in high school. Dixon co-founded Down Boys Records with Warrant lead guitarist Erick Turner. Warrant released their ninth studio album, Louder Harder Faster in May 2017.
Steven Sweet also hails from Warrant as the band’s drummer. He’s a self-professed “rockaholic” who previously worked with late Warrant lead vocalist Jani Lane in the band Plain Jane before they both joined Warrant. He’s also a songwriter and avid painter.
Alex Grossi is widely-known as being the guitarist for American heavy metal band Quiet Riot. He’s also written, toured and recorded with a host of fellow rockers like Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses, Jani Lane of Warrant and Skid Row. Grossi is also a songwriter and his songs have appeared TV shows and films including “Sons of Anarachy” and “The Proposal.” Read more about Alex Grossi and new Quiet Riot lead singer James Durbin's collaboration Maps to the Hollywood Scars in his AXS interview here.
Mike Cochrane is a multi-instrumentalist who is best known for working with Train and Shango. He plays guitar, keyboard, bass, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica. He’s also an avid actor, with an extensive list of TV and film credits including “My Name is Earl,” “The Mentalist,” “Shameless” and “The Green Hornet.”
Celebrity host Pete Giovine is a multifaceted entertainer who has shared the comedy stage with Dane Cook, David Spade, Dave Chapelle and more. He co-created and directed stage presentations for the popular variety show Beacher’s Madhouse which has run in New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. As emcee to the stars, Giovine has hosted birthday parties and other big events for stars including Kelly Osbourne, Miley Cyrus, Sandra Bullock, Hayden Panettiere and more.
Max Hodges is an actor known for his voiceover work on “Family Guy,” his work on “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and his contributions to TMZ.
Ted Stryker is a radio personality and DJ, known on-air as “Stryker.” He’s currently a DJ for KROQ-FM in Pasadena, Calif.