Posted by Eddie Category: TRUNK REPORT

As expected when I wrote an article yesterday in this space about certain people that can’t wait to POUNCE, twist, and distort things I found some people that did exactly that. It is a sad world we live in when “media” can constitute anyone with a blog, twitter feed or Facebook. When people filter out 95% positive things and only POUNCE and distort your opinion on one thing you don’t like to further their agendas. I see it every day on so many fronts and all you can do is laugh. The days of intelligent respectful debate are gone online. Even if you try to do that a certain percentage will just find a way to distort and POUNCE and take out of context anything to make them look better or smarter. Stunning some could reach the conclusions I took “shots” at Steel Panther for my preference to have seen a traditional metal band open for Priest, ignoring of course all the positives about the band in the post. In this day and age to some that is “taking shots”. That is sad and pathetic. Imagine if someone REALLY took a shot at someone? They’d need to go on a month apology tour!Β  But there will always be that element out there that lives to cause shit. I’ve been in this far to long to cave to that bullshit. But thanks to the internet there are so many screaming for attention that just live to knock people down a peg. More proof? Just over the weekend I went to dinner with Chris Jericho (oh, wait, I should have just said “a friend” because then I am a name dropper, another idiotic thing if I ever heard it!). The chef asked for a photo with me and Chris. I drove to the dinner in my convertible on a nice night. My hair was a mess. When the photo was posted to twitter it was nothing but comments about my hair? I mean you couldn’t make it up! After 30 years in the business I have heard it all and grown an awfully thick skin. But it is sad that this is the world we are in now. It isn’t everyone by any means. Don’t get me wrong, the great majority are people that are cool and respectful. But the bottom feeders who essentially make shit up are out there everywhere and just waiting to POUNCE as I knew they would…

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  1. You’re talking primarily about the dopes at Metal Sludge when refrencing a larger audience. Should call them out by name for their agenda. You didn’t so, I will.

  2. So did you discuss Steel Panther with Jericho, you know, since his band opened for them last year and he used to drop in and sing with them in LA when they did their residency every Monday.

    1. No, tons of artists did that, tons of them love the band. That’s cool, to each his own. But think of all the metal bands out there that would have made a great bill with Priest instead of a parody act. That’s all I was saying. And by the way, Jericho had to drop the act he was doing in the early days of Fozzy because it became old and stagnate as he has told me many times.

  3. Ed, GREAT last 2 articles…..very sound, introspective arguments that are well made. For the record, I only choose to pounce on you privately if I get to see you at a gig or something with a few areas I take issue with.
    Otherwise, I love your show and listen all the time. I will say I hope the current state of society doesn’t have you choose to quit or retire early from doing what you do – because you are whats left with this great music. There is no “next” generation.

    1. Great post Evan.U sadly hit the nail on the head…there is no next generation…the bands coming up for the most part suck…And like sporting events, the tix prices are way out of hand…I guess when they are gone we will have to rely on youtube…

  4. I thought most of the comments on this site about your article (including my own) were pretty fair and good-natured, even those with opposing viewpoints. Maybe Dana just omitted all the assholes. Sorry you have to put up with all that nonsense, Ed. Personally, I don’t do Facebook or Twitter. It’s all just endless negativity, and I want no part of it.

    1. No Rick,

      I am happy to report that I didn’t delete any comments except for the occasional spam bot. Everyone was extremely mature and civil this time around. Great job guys and gals, much thanks. I wish this could had been the case with the KISS threads.

      Dana from EddieTrunk.com πŸ™‚

      1. X-nay on the KISS threads mention Dana………for the love of God, some people might have finally moved on with their lives….settled down…moved out of their parent’s basement…..had children……I get teary eyed just thinking about it. πŸ™‚

        Have a great day.

      2. Eddie your a big baby…….need a little cheese with that wine? People didn’t mean no harm about the comments about your hair. Are you telling me you and your two comedian buddies have never gave someone a bad time over something just to goof around. Your two friends make a living making fun of people and things, so grow a pair and grow up!!!!

        1. Missing the point Shawn. You honestly think I give a shit? You honestly think I haven’t heard every insult in the book being in the media 30 years. I could give a crap. The post was a comment on the mentality of what is happening now online. Not just about me. That was simply an example. Get it?

      3. Excuse me, did you just admit, like they say on other boards, that you delete comments in KISS threads ? I’ve read about that on other forums(MS), accusing this site of deleting posts that disagreed with Ed’s views, just didn’t think it was true.

        1. Disagree with my views? if you take a look at the many comments that are up and have been up that don’t agree with me you would not ask such a question. Only thing deleted is disrespectful hate based posts to further agendas, racist and name calling posts, etc. People love to make things up online, just part of the internet sadly

        2. Excuse me Todd,

          I will assume that you are new to this site and that your naivetΓ© comes from the simple fact that you were not privy to what transpired on the KISS threads.

          I ONLY deleted posts when racist hate mongering was used, especially in reference to Paul and Gene’s faith. I also deleted inflammatory and abusive comments when they occurred between posters. In a great majority of those cases, I contacted the poster offline to explain why their comment was deleted and offered them the opportunity to re-post their thoughts minus the hate and name calling.

          Only one poster on this site had to have his comments deleted on a semi regular basis. That was because after many repeated warnings, offline, and then unfortunately online, he refused to comply. He had a new moniker everyday and his sole purpose was to slag Eddie. Eddie let this go on for months and months, but I finally got tired of it. He clearly had an agenda (hatred for Eddie) and wouldn’t let it go. At some point, enough is enough. I apologize if you don’t subscribe that philosophy. Should you disagree, please feel free to post elsewhere.

          Dana from EddieTrunk.com

  5. eddie,you work with 2 comediens.florentine,n jamieson,laugh this shit off dude,laugh,fuck it laugh,it aint all about you,make fun of yourself,us,them,everything.nobody cares.just keep us informed,on artists,albums,tours,what great songs you know of.thats why i watch ur show,n check out the site,post the funny flock of seagulls hair picture,n roll with it.hope it was a convertible vette????not a pile of shit .keep on rockin,n we need more ufo songs to burn,gerry

  6. Ed, You have taken shots at Steel Panter and want them to change their act from a comedy routine to a real metal band. There’s nothing wrong with the shots you took at Panter and I agree with your shots 100%. It would be really cool if they would take their act seriously!

  7. This is exactly why I avoided the internet most of my life. We live in a big world, but the internet makes it ALOT smaller! Everything gets magnified, glorified, and horrified! No matter what you say, or how you say it, it always seems to get twisted one way or another into something else. There’s nowhere to hide on the net, even if you have nothing to hide. Like you said Eddie, all it takes is 1 comment, 1 word, something somebody doesn’t like or agree with & boom, before you know it, you’re having to defend yourself & “clarify” everything.
    I agree with the previous poster, I hope you don’t let all this bullshit make you decide to retire from the music scene, (the REAL music scene). When it comes to “our generation” of information, you’re the man! And I’m not “kissing ass”, I’m just telling it like it is. Cheers πŸ™‚

  8. Eddie, I think you were being a wee bit too sensitive to the comments yesterday. What it comes down to is business for the Priest/SP tour. What bill is going to sell more tickets: Priest/SP or Priest/BLS, or Priest?Accept (which *I* would love to see and hope to with Prong in September), Priest/King Diamond, or Priest/anyone else? You just have to look past the parody aspect of it and realize they’re still a great metal band at the core. I think dismissing them as a parody act is not very fair. They draw crowds wherever they go and I think this is a win-win for everyone involved.

    Anyway, have a great show tonight!! And I don’t care what your hair looks like.

  9. Ed, As the prices of concerts goes up and up for the artists to make a living it becomes important for the show to pack the biggest punch they can get. I believe all of steel panther are excellent musicians but they are parody of all the 80’s stuff they make fun of, that’s what makes Steel Panther what they are. But if I am going to spend the money I would rather see a up and coming bands like Halestorm or Black Stone Cherry or even bands refoming from that era. but the unfortunate reality is that most people take that era music as a spoof as opposed to the very proficient musicianship that was going on then. sorry haters let them hate because those of us who grew up listening to 80’s rock know it is the best!!!!

  10. Totally agree with you Eddie about steel panther opening for priest, so many bands would kill to open for them to help further there careers, not some band that will play clubs for there entire career. To me it just means more time to hangout before the show

  11. C’mon, Eddie-let’s do some manscaping–you need some mousse tips for those golden locks???

    Sorry u have to put up with all that silliness about stuff that doesn’t matter-just crazy

    1. How exactly do you report on things without saying who they were with? Just wondering how you do that?? Do people on ESPN say they visited with athlete X and then saw athlete Y who told them such and such? Dumbest thing I ever heard…

  12. Eddie, in respose to your twitter comment about ‘Trunks Bar.’ U have spent a lot of time in WEHO the last few years w/That Metal Show work. Stay om Sunset (Rainbow).Every bar on santa monica blvd is GAY!

  13. Eddie,
    You talk about this pounce media that distorts the truth…I guess the easy thing would be to cancel your twitter and/or facebook accounts…not sure why anyone needs them( although the popular excuse seems to be so they can stay in contact with relatives?)..I think people are just too accessible nowadays and these additional forms of media just make you more of a target than maybe you should be..just a thought..

    1. Eric, thanks for the note. To engage in social media you have to have a thick skin no doubt. And trust me after 30 years my skin is pretty thick. I find social media useful to keep people who care in touch with what I am doing and where I will be. The problem is the few that opt in to follow who do it only to perpetuate hate, bias and make up things. A side effect of the medium but most people get that.

  14. Eddie, great show tonight as always! I have to admit that I’m not really fans of either band you had in tonight but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the hell out of the show. I have Taking Over by Overkill but never really got into them, however, I really liked the sound of the new song Armorist. Same thing with Nightranger. Only knew a couple of their hits, but by the second song St. Bartholemew I was actually head-banging. Just based on the interview with Bobby Blitz and what a cool, fun guy he sounds like, makes me want to give the band another try. Thanks for a good show Eddie, and cant wait til next Monday!

  15. Eddie, I respect everyone’s opinion because that’s all it is. But Armchair Quarterbacks sometimes have WAY too much free time and don’t have anything better to do than getting their rocks off stirring up shit and taking shots at people. There’s positive and negative in everything and some people just get a kick out of pointing out the negative. Someone sees a.picture of you and Chris and all they want to do is say something about your hair proves the point that people use the internet to “safely” be assholes.

  16. My dear friend Tom Hanks once told me, over dinner with Robert Plant, “Dew, it’s not polite to drop names”
    Don’t sweat them, Eddie. Keep doing what you do my man!

  17. Eddie, keep flying the flag the best music ever recorded and the best fans in the music industry.

    Rock on brother…….a lot of people appreciate and respect your passion for hard rock and heavy metal.

    Buffalo, N.Y.

  18. I completely agree with you, Eddie! Too many people focus on everything BUT the reason we all congregate…the MUSIC! Thanks for voicing the opinion of many, Ed.

  19. Eddie,
    I hate to be the one to have to say this, but maybe you can get a little introspect from it. It seems over the last couple of years you have become rather full of your status in the public and quite cynical. I am not saying this to hurt your feelings and hope you take more constructive criticism than offense to my remarks. Lately, when anyone calls into your shows, whether it is terrestrial or Sirius, you berate them like they do not know what they are talking about or act bothered by their questions in general. It gets very annoying to hear you dismiss many of your fans the way you do on a weekly basis. I am not sure you are even aware that you treat your fans like they are clueless as you do. However, you should maybe listen back o a few of your shows over the last year and take some notes on how to be more respectful to those who pay your bills. Furthermore, if I could listen to some interviews, like the most recent Tesla for instance, without you talking over the band, interrupting or making each conversation piece about you; that would be great as well. Once again, not trying to hurt your feelings, just trying to make you think about your actions a bit so your shows will be as enjoyable as they use to be for the fans and your guests.

    1. You hate to be the one to say this but your email address is “Eddie Who” and you also have a handle connected to Metal Sludge? No agenda there right? You think I was born yesterday?? Strange how every caller I deal with I thank them for calling and give them a platform. I have been interviewing bands for 30 years, but you are the one person that doesn’t think I gave a band time to talk when there were 5 members in the studio at the same time? 95% of my callers say thanks for the time and how much they enjoy listening and having the time on air I make for them in my show. But YOU are the one person that has an issue with all? And somehow you listen and know every single thing I say and do? Funny how that works.. You have no agenda at all… but you will keep listening and keep making stuff up no doubt. And apparently you know full well who Eddie is since you seem consumed with me. Maybe time for a new handle?

      1. He’s not the only one who thinks that. There have been many times on TMS when a guest is getting ready to tell a cool story only to have Ed interupt them. Then the story never gets told. It sucks.

        1. Ever heard of time constraints in TV? Might you consider that I have a producer a few feet in front of me telling me to cut it off for time? That I literally have a countdown clock on top of a camera that forces me to cut in? That it is my job to do that due to commercial breaks and segment timing? That is how TV works FYI. Would be great if people knew what I was working with before they made judgements.

  20. The great Chistopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel) would be the first to admit that the the guys in Steel Panther are better musicians than the guys in Spinal Tap. The problem for me with Panther is two-fold: (1) I already lived through that scene, big time, and, (2) while well-played, I find the songs pretty derivative, even generic. There’s no question, aside from the hilarious lyrics–these guys are acomplished rockers.

    When I go to a metal show I’m looking for badassedness. I want to suspend disbelief and get down with my bad self. Priest get’s it done, but I’m just not interested in the sexual posturing of a send-up glam band, no matter how good they are. It’s kind of like a double movie bill with Mel Brook’s The Producers and Spielberg’s Schindler’s List.

    1. People like different kinds of metal. Steel Panther’s parody is more poking fun at late eighties hair metal fashion and posturing than the actual music. Pastels, animal print, spandex, mucho hair, gender bending makeup added to the standard rock/metal stage prancing, throw in some naughty lyrics and jokes pulled of by decent entertainers and musicians, and you get Steel Panther.

      I think JP touring with SP is a great idea. Sometimes you have to laugh between the doom and gloom/badassery right?

      1. I respectfully disagree. Again, nothing against SP or their act, but Priest are metal icons and would be nice to see them help grow future metal bands working the genre. I don’t go to Priest to laugh, I go to work out anger! Haha

  21. Just wanna jump in here and give props to Dana (and of course Eddie also) for the way they moderate this board. I frequent this board (and a few others) and have to say that EVERYONE here is allowed to speak their mind so long as it done respectfully; that is NOT the case on many other boards. Many other boards ether a) delete any comments that don’t further the admin’s agenda or b) allow the wing nuts to take over and spend all their time in a flame war. I can’t speak for everyone but that is not why I go onto any of the sites that I visit; I personally seek out up to date info on my area of interests and if someone who I have been following for a few decades such as Ed finds the time to chime in and personally response (as well as share some personal anecdotes), so much the better. I come here expecting no more than that and, thankfully, rarely get less.

    So, again, thank you to both Eddie and Dana (and whoever else works behind the scenes) for keeping this site one of my favorites to visit. Rock On!!

    1. Bongi,

      Thank you so much. I really do appreciate, and value, all the kind words that I get from readers/posters on the site. It truly means a lot to me πŸ™‚

      Dana from ET.com πŸ™‚

  22. Of course I understand. TMS has a 1 hour time limit and there are commercials. I’m just glad to be able to hear and see our favorite bands discuss what’s going on in there lives even if it’s for only 10 mins. There the ones taking time out of there lives to chat with eddie you must Rember that some bands or artits choose to keep there lives closed or there music private and share it on tv by means of interviews or concerts. Would I like to see Ozzy on TMS sure so would all the other TMS fans out there I think Ozzy is a funny guy any way but the chance of that happing is 0% right now but never say never. I’d rather have TMS or eddies show that was time restricting than have no show at all. Eddies doing this for the fans cause he loves what he’s doing so much he’s a dedicated man to the metal and rock gender of music.

    Thank you eddie for what you do for us fans.
    Where’s your lifetime achevement award for being very active in the metal and rock community . You deserve one.

  23. speaking of bad pictures eddie.look at your gay photo in right hand box,the trunk report,that has to go.im sure florentine is killin u for that one.

    1. Gerry,

      Remind me to invite you to watch the Fashion Police with me. Remember to wear your Sunday best.

      Just kidding πŸ˜‰

      Dana from ET.com πŸ™‚

  24. Dana’s right there’s no reason why we can’t voice our opion but do it in a way that’s safe fun and not negitive or hurtful. Eddie created this site for metal and rock fans like me and everybody else to go and get our music news fix. I have seen other sites that were horrible the things people said toward others was sad. This is the only site I got for my metal and rock news and to hear what eddie has to say.

    Great job Dana watching over this site it’s nice to know this site is kept safe as best as it can.

    Thanks again metal and rock fan for life allways have and will

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