4/29: A REPORT FROM L.A. & NEW TMS TAPINGS

Greetings from Los Angeles. Been a BUSY stretch here which explains my lack of posts in this space. Hope you follow on Twitter @EddieTrunk as I have posted a ton of news and photos from the set. 4 episodes of the new season of TMS are now done. As you will soon see we have many new features in the coming run of shows including TMS International, Put It On The Table, Metal Modem, The Rant and more. There will be 2 Top 5s in the next 8 shows and Stump The Trunk is alive and well in all. We also have a brand new set and graphics. Sadly and amazingly VH1C is not an HD channel in the US, which really bums me out since these shows would look amazing. But that is 100% out of my control. So far we had Neil Fallon from Clutch, Ricky Warwick & Scott Gorham of Black Star Riders, Buck Dharma of BOC, Brian & Steve from Kix, Rick Allen,Jake E Lee, Rex Brown, Sebastian Bach and cameos from Joe Satriani, Danko Jones and Ben from Dillinger Escape Plan. The evolution of TMS continues and hope you like the new stuff and wide music variety to come. Also had Vinnie Appice and Jake E Lee play in 2 shows each. Everyone was really excited to see and hear Jake again, and I am so thrilled we could help him get back into the spotlight and on his way to rock again. I’ve been helping the Jake camp behind the scenes for a while and his new band Red Dragon Cartel should be killer. He seems to really be on the verge of a comeback and it’s great to see and be a part of. I’ll give you a little teaser from the interview; when asked if he would ever work with Ozzy again he said only if he gets credit (not money) for his writing on Bark At The Moon. Much more when the new episodes start to air June 1 on VH1 Classic.

 

Tape more new shows tomorrow and Wednesday here in LA. Then hit the Golden Gods awards Thursday night. Then way too early Friday I fly direct to Baltimore to host M3 Friday night and Saturday. Hope to see you and hang at M3 if going and congrats to my ticket winners. Also going to catch a few more shows here in LA before going back East, including Cheap Trick at the El Ray tomorrow, a private Queensryche (Tate-less version) release party show Wed, and Jason Newsted at The Roxy Wed. So MUCH going on. Be sure to keep an eye on Twitter and more info here when I have time. Thanks!

Comments

  1. Nicholas Dudley says:

    Thank You for the report: So SAD for no xm show 2night.

  2. Lori Whitford says:

    How come Zep isn’t mentioned much on TMS? Don’t see them make
    The top 5 on anything as well. Is that because they are obvious
    Choices when it comes to being the best on most categories?

    Lori.

  3. Finis Fleming says:

    Love the show been a fan from the beginning but I feel the lineup is weak. Deep Purple releasing a new album 2013 should they not be a guest? This show should be the place to go to at the very minimum to promote something new. I don’t accept we asked but they wont come PONY up whatever it takes maybe money? Maybe this show needs a competitor to raise their bar. Not sure whose fault it is VH1 but we need bigger talent to guest on this show. Page, Plant are alive MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! WHATEVER IT TAKES

    • MAYBE YOU NEED TO GET A CLUE BEFORE MAKING DUMB STATEMENTS ON HOW TV WORKS! Deep Purple WAS asked to do the show and HAS been EVERY season! We even offered them an interview via Skype on the show they couldn’t do. Why? Because BANDS TOUR and are not always available when we need them! CRAZY how you just can’t grasp that… wow, like we don’t want them on… so dumb.

  4. Making the drive from Moreno Valley to cya in the TMS studio Eddie, Don, & Jim! (Girl with the huge rack & guy wit TMS tat wearing black cowboy hat that has rhinestone skull on it.) \m/

  5. Rik Parks (Hagerstown) says:

    Had a blast coming out there for the tapings on 4/28. Thanks for the good times!

  6. Stump the Trunk is a highlight, and must always be included. Eddie is not human when it comes to Metal trivia.

  7. Looking forward to seeing the new segments. Does this mean the throwdown is gone and the top 5s will not be on every show now?

  8. Eddie I hope you asked Jake some ? about badlands and the late great Ray Gillen. It would be interesting to hear him talk about those great years and what happened at the end.

  9. george Rainbow rules says:

    Met Jake E Lee at the Rockpile in Saugus Ma. He was with solo band. He stayed after and talked with all of his fans. must have been around 1993. A true gentleman. Wish him the best.

  10. Christine says:

    I hope his new project is successful. I actually loved the first two Badlands albums MORE than the stuff he did with Ozzy. He does deserve writing credits for Bark at the Moon.

  11. I’m so stoked for Buck Dharma! I’ve been a huge BOC fan for 35 years. Buck does not get the recognition he deserves as a player and songwriter.

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