Well the R&R HOF induction is finally here, and for Kiss fans the moment we have all waited for is about 24 hours away from when I type this. Honestly I never thought I would see the day. I have literally screamed and yelled about this insane injustice (as did others) for the last 15 years. I agree with Paul Stanley’s comments that the HOF really doesn’t want Kiss there, but it was becoming so absurd with so much fan pressure they had to cave. So this is a victory for us the fans! After all the insane BS that has gone on the last couple months the bottom line is the founding members of this iconic band will finally get their due tomorrow night in Brooklyn. I will be there with Ace and Peter and I appreciate them having me as part of their group. I’ll do my best to update you via Twitter @EddieTrunk with info and photos when I can. Sucks there won’t be a performance but at least as fans we can finally see justice done for one of this institutions biggest snubs!


Headed to Mexico with Don and Jim this weekend. I fly to Mexico City early Friday AM. We will have a live show in Mexico City at Casino Life this Friday night. Then we are at McCarthy’s Pub in Puebla Mexico this Saturday night. The Puebla gig is a free show but you must have a ticket. Can’t wait to meet the great Mexican fans and thank them for their support of TMS! See you all soon and we will have some fun for sure. I will also have limited copies of both of my books available for purchase at both gigs.


This Friday’s Q104 radio show is a brand new special I’m calling “family tree”. Connecting two or more songs to related artists. Hope you like it. Debuts 11P ET on Q104.3 NYC or with the free stream via uHeartradio app.

I will be live this Monday on SiriusXM 6-10P ET for TrunkNation on channel 39. Guests will be Joe Elliot of Def Leppard and Chris Von Rohr of Krokus.


More when I can next get online and via Twitter and FB. Many more appearances TBA so please keep an eye on the home page listings. Also for those in the NYC area keep an eye on the concert calendar and win tickets for those shows on my radio show.

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  • tom on

    you know what I caught but means absolutely nothing? ace and peter thanked their former and current wives. gene and paul did not …….and just a rhetorical question for anyone out there. do you think that gene would be more friendlier with ace and peter if paul wasn’t around?

  • Todd on

    Just watched the RRHOF induction speech for KISS, and was very happy the guys were respectful of each other.
    Although the current players deserve respect, I don’t think paul needed to mention them at this particular occasion (and the audience seemed to agree). They have time to earn, establish and be recognized for their own songs with KISS in due time, but this night was for the original four, just as the fans wanted it. They influenced my desire to play music, and it’s important that they show character and humility in light of their support over the decades. You want people who inspire your passions to have and show those characteristics, event if for one important night.

    • Mike B on

      I was also relieved to see the them exchange hugs and what appears to be a genuine affection for each other.
      I respect your argument about Paul mentioning the current lineup, but I disagree. For one, Eric Singer has been in KISS on and off since 91 when he played on Revenge. One of my favorite rock albums of all time. He also contributed to Sonic Boom and Monster, both of which are the highest charting albums on the Billboard for KISS, though they probably have not sold as many overall. Tommy has been involved for many years. He played guitar for Ace on Psycho Circus, then Sonic Boom and Monster. His contributions to KISS have been very impressive when you really look deeper. Even if Paul had not mentioned Eric and Tommy, Bruce was in KISS for several years and did a great job as the guitarist. Other bands have had all member allowed in for lesser reasons and like Paul has gone on record as saying, the RRHOF was doing all it could to make KISS a smaller pill to take during this ceremony. I know you may think differently and I respect your argument–especially the way you presented it–but I really believe Tommy and Eric and all past members of KISS should have been honored along with the original four. That’s my opinion.
      The fact that Eric and Tommy where the makeup that Ace and Peter invented just fits in with the larger plan that Paul and Gene have for the future of KISS. I really don’t think its a shot at or insult to Ace and Peter. Clearly, Paul and Gene have given them a great deal of credit for their contributions in the formative years of KISS.

  • Paul David on

    Eddie, thanks so much for the play-by-play at the RRHOF. I’ve been a KISS fan since 1975 and it was great to see the pics and read your comments. I have to wonder if minimizing KISS while allowing Springsteen carte blanche was 100% intentional. And 100% disrespectful. But, that’s “Rolling Stone,” who also hated Led Zeppelin and Van Halen, among other great hard rock and metal bands. Makes me more proud that I’m a fan of those band, and especially KISS.

  • Ted on

    Great speeches, beautiful introduction by Tom Morello. Funny speech by Ace! Finally Kiss is in!

  • Mark Ellis on

    Notwithstanding the tiresome social media shit-storm that surrounded the induction of KISS to the Hall of Fame, the boys comported themselves with class and good humor at the induction ceremony. Everyone is worn out by the drama, but now, it has to be The Scorpions.

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