What a total blast hosting the Golden Gods was last night here in LA! You will see it on VH1C starting May 24th at 8P ET. SO many people i saw and met would be impossible to cover here. Next up I fly to MD today and host M3 there this Friday and Saturday. Can’t wait to see everyone this weekend. Remember my book signings will be 3 and 6P Saturday at the Chuck Levins Washington Music Center booth. Both books signed and for sale at Chuck Levins booth only. I’ll be tweeting a bunch more photos from Golden Gods @eddietrunk but here are a few highlights / stories from last night:


*Marilyn Manson kicking off the show with a surprise performance by Slayer, who also played a new song.

*Seeing Manson choke (jokingly) a clearly out of his mind Andy Dick, then seeing Andy being thrown out minutes later.

*Spending a long time talking with Richie Sambora about Bon Jovi, NJ and more. Don’t know him personally but we had a great chat about Jersey club bands back in the day and what he is doing now with Orianthi who I also met. I think Bon Jovi without him is crazy but he seemed happy with the reduced schedule and touring that comes with a mega band like that.

^Hanging with Nic Cage who’s son is a TMS/metal fan. I know Nic’s brother Marc Coppola who I work with at Q104.

*Meeting actor Joe Manganiello from True Blood who told me he was a fan of mine! So cool to meet people like actors and discover they are metal fans and aware of what I do. Same with Pauly Perrette from NCIS who was a big fan as well.

*Speaking with Tony Iommi who looked great and said he feels great. Tony accepted the award for Sabbath and it was great to see him and catch up for a bit.

*Said hi briefly to Axl Rose. Axl accepted his award from Nic Cage and then did an 8 song set with Gnr. Duff McKagan played the whole show and it was AWESOME to see him rocking those songs side by side with Axl again! Tommy Stinson will be returning soon but I’m glad I got to see Duff with them. Sounded great as did Axl’s voice which was very strong. Axl thanked all the GnR lineups in his brief speech.

*Hanging with Zakk Wylde and Ace Frehley who presented an award together. Two HYSTERICAL people. They should start a comedy show together.

*Cool to see so much love for Joan Jett at a metal awards and deserving. Joan is having a big run lately coming off of Nirvana, etc.


Tons more I am forgetting. I’ll discuss on radio Monday when back live. Gotta fly to MD soon, more when I can and see you all at M3 if going! Was an honor to host the Golden Gods for the first time with Don & Jim and thanks to Revolver for having us.

Share : facebooktwittergoogle plus

27 Responses

Leave us a comment

  • Dave Spencer on

    “Sounded great as did Axl’s voice which was very strong.”

    It must’ve been about a billion times better live, because on the stream he sounded like crap. I know there were tons of issues with the technical aspects of the show, but the band sounded great behind him(other than the lead guitar riff on Sweet Child, which seemed WAY out of tune)

    I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but he’s not the singer he used to be(then again who is?)

    • Eddie on

      I was standing side stage and we all thought he was nailing everything. Did not hear the stream obviously..

    • Doug Masters on

      Seriously? in your right state of mind and a straight face you can say that, wow

    • Seriously on

      Axl was Terrible. “GNR” sounded like a high school band.

    • Doug Masters on

      His guitar player switched guitars right after that bad opening on Sweet Child.


    Sounds like the golden gods was a blast! Great rundown Ed! We appreciate it! Please everyone check out COMMON WEALTH on facebook, a crazy mix of theatricality, metal, hard rock, and just awesomeness! NEW SINGLE “CAUGHT IN BETWEEN” OUT NOW!!!! “SPREAD THE WEALTH” PEOPLE!! COMMON WEALTH NATION!!! http://www.facebook.com/commonwealthnj

  • Garry on

    Glad to see Joan out there again. I do believe a one off show with surviving members of the Runaways…i also believe that Joan will be on TMS this season. Mark my words.

  • RBP on

    It was the intro riff on “Sweet Child” was off key. I thought it might of had to do with copyright issues or something making them have to change it up a bit… that is just an assumption, i really dont know why they would do it otherwise, unless ( God forbid) it was an actual mistake.. it does happen.. not often but i does happen… lol

  • Gustavo on

    I was very dissapointed with Axl’s voice, I think you can read all the post along Revolver’s Facebook page and you’ll notice what we heard online. Could hardly keep his air and some rare falsettos here and there. I hope it was a stream issue then… Stream went down for a bit during November Rain too. Overall, must dissapointed on one of my 80’s early 90s favorite bands (to me more a s acover band as The KISS actual version). I was glad to see all three TMS guys hosting though. Was very surprise to see Zakk playing behind a piano, I thought at some point he would stop and pull out a guitar.

Leave a Reply