Posted by Eddie Category: TRUNK REPORT

It’s been a long cold Winter here in the NJ area, so I am thrilled to be heading to Florida tomorrow for a few days. I’ll be getting into Tampa tomorrow night (where I don’t think I have ever spent time), driving to Largo, and then hosting Jake E Lee at the Cultural Center this Friday night. I will be doing a meet & greet and book signing in the lobby prior to the show, starting around 6:30. Both my first and new book will be available for purchase as well. Hope to see you guys if in this part of FL.

Then Saturday it’s a drive to Miami to board the Monsters Of Rock Cruise! I have had the honor of hosting this every year and it is amazing how many great fans I get to hang out with and how many great bands everyone gets to see. This is a total blast and floating party for 3 full days. I do my best to see as much as I can but so much going on it’s hard to take it all in. I also need to get around the ship to various stages which can be a feat in itself, but all fun for sure. If you are on board look forward to seeing you. I will once again be doing a Q&A and book signing. Check your daily schedules to find out when and where. I will also have both of my books available for purchase at the signing on board. Also the band merch stands on the ship will have some TrunkNation shirts and more available the entire cruise.

Thanks for the support and hope to see you all. This weekend kicks off a super busy run of travel so keep an eye on this sites home page and my Twitter and FB for news and updates. Radio shows recorded this weekend since I am away. Please note I will have no online access while on the cruise so updates on this blog and uploading of comments may be more delayed than usual.

And don’t forget ALL NEW TMS this Saturday and next!


  1. Eddie, I’m sure you’re beyond tired of reading KISS related posts but I feel like I could express my point here. I agree with most fans on this site. Gene and Paul are only answering on twitter to bonehead questions that basically rip on KISS. Today, Gene went on for hours arguing with a guy that kept asking if Gene ever “sat back at the end of the work day to have a nice cold beer.” And that was basically the same question the guy asked a thousand times and Gene answered a thousand times. I’ve asked Gene and Paul many times both very respectful and good questions and never got an answer back from either one. Do you have a guess as to why they might only be answering questions that disrespect them? P.S. Really dug the last episode with Pete. Thanks for all the hard work you put in in the hard rock and heavy metal community. We really appreciate it. Rock on

  2. Looking forward to meeting you and reading your book.
    The weather here in Saint Petersburg Florida was awesome yesterday, unsure what’s up with today. Lol Been a heavy metal music lover my whole life, and will be reading my new book after the concert. Jake E Lee phenominal guitarist !

  3. Ed ! Welcome to my neck of the woods. Might be worth your time to check out some of the bars, eateries in downtown St Pete.
    Jannus Landing is one of the best outdoor venues there is. Or, if you’re nuts enough – go hit Ybor city.
    Either way, welcome to the Bay Area my man – home of Robin Zander!

  4. Have fun Eddie! Chips Ahoy! Incidentally the weather sucks in the Tpa area, hopefully the rain will stop by the time you land, but we’re expecting rain on Friday ;p Travel safe to the port (take the MONSTER Sunshine Skyway bridge to I75 south & you’ll be on your way -but leave yourself 4 -5hrs)

  5. Hey Eddie your fan Chad here. I read your reply that basically said that FOR ME that it’s was ok to have been a fan of the original Kiss which I have been since 1976, and all eras including my love of the current lineup consisting of two of MY favorite musicians Eric and Tommy. I love Kiss as much in 2014 as I did in 1976 and totally dig how my young nephew was turned on to the magic of Kiss on the Sonic Boom tour like I was on my first the Dynasty tour. Before I felt my view which accepts band in the make-up designs as fine was rejected but you kindly and professionaly cleared that misunderstanding by saying all views are valid even if you don’t agree. Thank you for that respect Eddie. Now a question about the Monsters Cruise….Ratt another fave of mine said yesterday on their Facebook that due to Stephen Pearcy sister passing they wouldn’t be playing…otherwise are they still together and with Juan recording follow-up to infestation?….I loved that album by the way. Thanks my friend.

  6. Aw Ed, if you were driving to Largo, you should have stopped in Raleigh for the Jake show tonight. I have an extra ticket (like you would need it). I’ll leave it for you at will call.

  7. Hope my Vol. 1 and Vol 2 make it down to my brother in time so they can be signed by the great Eddie Trunk! Eddie wins either way because my brother will buy copies there if needed. More cash into the Trunk coffers!

  8. Eddie, have a safe flight today… look forward to meeting you in Largo this evening… the show is just about sold out… there’s about 100 tickets left when I checked… and they should go this evening… Can’t wait to see Jake again… it’ll be great!!!

  9. Eddie, I gotta tell ya, you looked great last night… you really look like you’re taking care of yourself… shed a few pounds etc…. cudo’s to you, you did a great job getting the crowd fired up and Jake E Lee was great too. Really wish I had just 5 more minutes to chat with you about the topic we were discussing (highly classified wink wink) perhaps you would be ok with it at a later time…..
    Bon voyage, have a safe cruise,
    Buddy (the flash light kid) Zappa

  10. Ed, LOVE the fact you are repping MANITOBA’S on the TMS Winery/Vinnie episode. It’s my fave Manhattan Rock ‘n’ Roll hangout…now how about some love for DUFF’s in Brooklyn?

  11. Eddie,

    Thank you for all that you do for our cause! Between you radio show and TMS it helps give us other shlups that love metal and hard rock a voice and a outlet.

    I saw you were in Largo with Jake. If I wasn’t already at the DIO Disciples show in St Pete I would have gone to your show!

    Safe travels on the high seas!

    Oh, will you, Don and Jim have anything to do with the Golden Gods Awards? I think you guys hosted the “Black Carpet” for the 2010 show.

    Tampa, FL

  12. interesting to see that Tommy and Eric now all of a sudden speaks about the Hall Of Fame, apparently they’ve been drinking the kool aid and sounds pretty cooky all of a sudden and thinks they deserved to be inducted…for what i may ask??? for those two crappy records you’ve been a part of or for playing other peoples songs? GTFOH since when is cover band musicians Hall of Fame material…

  13. Hey Lovely Dana and the Wonderful Eddie, my very handsome biker husband asked me to put in his request for Eddie Trunk dewrags…. Think of the possibilities…….

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