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.