It's a headbanger's delight. Today, VH1 Classic is running 24 hours of metal-themed programming.

The first installment of the 11-part Metal Evolution documentary miniseries debuts, and you can check out the premiere of Season 9 of That Metal Show, which will feature a rare interview with Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose.

Metal Evolution Chapter 1: Pre-Metal will air at 9 CT tonight and will focus on artists like The Kinks, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

That Metal Show will include an hour-long chat with Axl where he talks about people's misconceptions about him and his infamous issues with starting concerts late. Axl says he's always been a late arriver... He says "I lived right behind my school and I couldn't make it to class."

Other programs airing today on Vh1 Classic feature Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue and others.

Call home and have someone set the DVR! Or perhaps they'll rerun it a hundred times for us. At any rate, happy Veterans Day! Don't let your celebration of National Metal Day overshadow the Veterans. Thanks guys and gals for all you've done.