Just back from a busy weekend in the Pacific NW with Don & Jim doing our live stage show. These are so much fun and it’s been great to meet so many TMS fans as well as fans of my radio shows. We each do 20 minutes on stage of stories and comedy, then a Q&A with the audience, then a little live trivia with prizes. Usually bands play when we are done. Saturday in Seattle we had a sold out crowd 700 strong at Studio 7. Michael Wilton and Parker Lundgren of Queensryche jumped on stage with us for some Q&A as well. They said the name decision with the two bands is very close to being announced. Last night was another great gig in Portland at Tonic Lounge. Smaller club but also a great turn out and tons of fun with some cool local live acts after we left the stage. Thanks to all who came to these gigs. We have more being added based on our schedule. They are listed on the home page under Appearances as they are confirmed. Remember NONE are TMS tapings. Special thanks to promoter Tony Lopez for taking good care of this on this latest run. Next up, this weekend, we come to Mexico City and Puebla! Mexican fans so supportive of TMS so can’t wait. Dates on the home page.


Tons of pro photos will be posted soon from my recent hosting of the MOR Cruise. Some already on the site in news.


Thoughts and prayers to my friend and guitarist Karl Cochran. Karl is an old bud from NJ and a talented musician who has worked with Ace Frehley, Joe Lynn Turner and many more. Was stunned to hear the news he was stricken with a serious stroke. Get well Karl!


Thanks to all for the kind words about the season finale of TMS last night. That was the last of our 12 episode new season and many felt it was one of our best seasons yet. VH1 Classic decides when and where we do season 14. Likely not until the Fall from what I am hearing with location and details TBA. I’ll keep you all posted. Most of the Spring and Summer will be a reshuffle of many repeats so a good chance to catch shows you may have missed. Thanks to all our great guests for being on and all of you guys for watching. Can’t wait to start again but VH1C makes all the calls as to when. Also please note I do NOT control where the show airs outside the USA and how it can be accessed online. I also have nothing to do with TMS merch. Please see the merch I do have for sale on this site, including the all new just released “That Eddie Trunk/ Stump This” shirt!


I will be live on SiriusXM tomorrow 6-10P ET on channel 39 TRUNKNation (Hair Nation). Ace Frehley will be in studio around 6:15PM ET. MUCH has gone on around Kiss and the HOF induction which is this Thursday. We will get into all of it. So much has been said from so many sides last couple months. Sucks as Kiss fans waiting so long for this not only are we getting no performance but the sniping has really been pretty brutal. Today’s NY Post story with Paul the latest example (in the News section). Not sure any band has gone into the HOF with this much drama before. Hopefully at least for a few minutes they can stand at the podium and make their speeches and then be done with this. It has certainly not been the celebration Kiss fans have hoped for fighting to finally see this day. More to come no doubt and we will discuss with Ace and let you speak with him as well tomorrow on Eddie Trunk LIVE TrunkNation!


Have some cool new announcements coming for more upcoming gigs and hosting events. Keep an eye on this space, Twitter and the Appearance section.


Finally if you’d like to see Iced Earth in NYC at Best Buy Theater 4/18 email me through the site with “Iced Earth Tickets” in the subject line. Include your name and address in the email. You will get a confirmation email if you are a winner. Please only send one email. YOU ARE ONLY A WINNER IF YOU GET AN EMAIL SAYING YOU ARE IN, OTHERWISE YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST. THANKS.

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  • Kyle on

    Was wondering if you got an early copy of Paul Stanley’s book?? I expected the usual bashing of Ace and Peter but it sounds like he is unloading on Gene. Love to hear Ace and Peter’s thoughts after they had time to read it as I am sure there will be some different opinions on Paul’s take of things.

    • Pat Francis on

      Peter’s book SUCKS!! He is the biggest bullshitting, whiney cry baby in the world! He blames all his problems on everyone when the problem really is right there in the mirror. He is the luckiest guy to ever have a career in music. Talentless for the word go.

    • Eddie on

      You seem to have a pretty harsh opinion on Peter who has influenced a TON of players from Steven Adler to Mike Portnoy. I also don’t understand how nobody can see that he points the finger at himself as much as anyone else in his book…but I guess when you have that much hate for someone hard to see that?

  • Anthony on

    Pauls got to stop he says it would be embarrassing to perform with Ace and Peter. Well has he listen to his voice lately sorry Paul your embarrassing.

    • James on

      So true, but he is in denial…I would’ve felt bad for him losing his voice in the old days but seeing what a mean-spirited person he has become I really can’t feel much sympathy for him now.

    • Anthony on

      yes my feelings exactly

  • XTiN@ on

    Don’t forget that today marks the 16th anniversary of the death of Wendy O. Williams, female lead guitarist of the ’80s punk/metal group the Plasmatics. A li’l trivia here, she collaborated with the members of KISS on her 1984 solo debut album “W.O.W.”

    • Jim on

      Just a correction, Wendy was not a lead guitarist, though she did wield a mean sledgehammer and occasionally chainsawed guitars in half on stage. Wendy was a pioneering frontwoman and singer. Most of the music she made with the Plasmatics and as a solo artist was way ahead of its time and did not get the recognition it deserved. If you’ve never delved into Wendy O’s catalog of music, it’s high time you did so; you won’t be disappointed

    • XTiN@ on

      My mistake! I dunno how the word “guitarist” got there! Ha ha ha.

    • James on

      She was great 🙁

      It’s a shame KISS didn’t use the “It’s my Life” track on the Circus album, that to me was 1000 times better than a lot of the other songs that were chosen for the record.

  • Bryan Russell on

    I agree with you, this sucks for us fans of Kiss, I just want this to be over and done with and hopefully never talked about again. The story in the Post about Paul calling Peter anti-semantic is just so wrong. I realize this was in his book that was probably written long before the HOF news but still, it’s a shame and sad. I even read parts of Peters book online and was shocked with what I read. He said some shocking things, about sexuality, gay sex parties and many other thing I think he should have taken to the grave rather then put in print for the whole world to read. But, it’s his story and it’s his right. I’m wondering now what the upcoming release of Pauls book will reveal, we already got a taste with the coments he made about Peter so who knows what else will be in there.

    Anyways, I’m glad you are back from your trips, hope you got to relax on the cruise, one day I hope I can afford to join you on board. Looking forward to Trunk Nation tomorrow night.

    • Bill on

      Did I understand you correctly? So Paul calling Peter anti-semitic is “so wrong”, but Peter’s accounts are “his story and his right”? Why does Paul work under a different standard?

  • Brian Schmiege on

    Hey Eddie! Hope you can get to some gigs in Wisconsin. Ted Nugent will be in Oshkosh this summer…come on over! Anyways, definitely hope that cool heads can prevail at the RNRHOF when the original 4 get together. Just hope they can be civil and not throw any punches or anything like that. Thanks again for all you do Eddie!

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