Posted by Eddie Category: TRUNK REPORT

Thanks to all for watching the latest season of TMS. Our final new episode of the season aired over the weekend with Buck from BOC & Kix. We did many new things, had a new set, and really did a relaunch of sorts of the show. Most of the reaction was very positive to many of the new things. We will all evaluate what did and didn’t work and continue to strive to improve the show. As always, VH1 has all final say as to what we do and when we do it. Hoping to hear a schedule on next tapings from them soon. Looking like taping late Oct with air dates toward end of the year. But nothing set yet and again, ALL decisions are the networks. The next few months will be replays of our 12 seasons and more than 100 episodes. So set those DVRs to record all episodes and catch up on what you may have missed. Thanks to all the guests and most of all you guys for watching TMS and our latest season of shows!


Also much about my rant on the term “Hair Metal” in the episode. 99% positive response to that which I appreciate. My feelings on it were all expressed in the rant. I have always tried to have all the genres of music I love treated with respect and it has always baffled me that some have no idea the negative history of this tag. Just a few episodes ago Jake E Lee expressed how he could not get work because he was considered “Hair Metal”. Kind of supports my point on how many view this tag as style over substance, which in many cases it is not. And for those pointing out I do a show on a satellite channel called “Hair Nation” I of course didn’t name it or ask to be on that channel (was on Boneyard for years before Sharon Osbourne removed me) and I call it TRUNK Nation when I am on. People can use whatever terms they want. This is simply my opinion and I think it helps raise the level of how the music is viewed to not have it referred to by it’s look, which everyone had in that decade. Just my 2 cents..


Saw the film The Conjuring yesterday. I enjoyed it. Not a fan of all the crazy over the top action films, 3D, IMAX, etc. This was just a good story and the theater was packed. Good to see people coming out for just good stories, which are my favorite films.


I’ll be live today 6-10P ET on SiriusXM 39 TRUNK Nation.


New Michael Monroe album sounds great. Loved the last one as well.


Hope to have all of the first leg of my book signing for VOL 2 announced here soon. Starts 9/24.

20 thoughts on “7/22: TMS S12 RECAP, MORE

  1. Hi from Corpus Christi, TX. Love the shows. As another listener said recently, I plan my Monday evenings around your XM show. Any chance of playing “Veteran of the Psychic Wars” by BOC? Thanks. Be cool!

  2. Great to see that you had Buck on from BOC. Long overdue. BOC is a very underrated hard rock band. Few people give them there proper due in music history. I saw them on the Black and blue Tour. I also saw them do a co – headling tour with Foghat. They also had bands like Rainbow, Rush, and Kiss open for them on different U.S. tours. They have alot of great songs in there catalog. Most people only know Don’t Fear the Reaper, Godzilla, and Burning for you. Check out the live albums “On your knees or on your feet” and “Some Enchanted Evening”. Hope next season of That Metal Show continues to get more interesting guests.

  3. Hi ED, I’m from Houston, Texas Love the Show.
    Any hopes that the budget goes up and you guys get LIVE acts?
    How does show do in ratings and how is sponsorship revenue?
    If and/or when VH1 cancels the show someday do you have any plans to produce your own show and shop it around or do a internet type show?


  4. I’m not seeing the big deal about calling it Hair Metal. Most of the bands at that time had a certain hair style. They kind of did it to themselves. As you pointed out, you are on a radio channel called Hair Nation. Doesn’t seem to affect you getting people from that decade to interview. Also, if it is such a stigmata that you make it out to be, why even have your show on that station. I know you were on the Boneyard but still if it’s so bad, why would you support it.

      1. Rick,

        Yes, I did listen and that is why there is a response. That’s my 2 cents and it’s worth more than the city of Detroit. Still don’t see it as disrespectful. Even Edward likes to comment on how bands won’t tour extensively in the U.S. because they can’t put on the show they want. It’s about theatrics as well. I guess that would make their show style over substance. Part of the reason they received the name Hair Metal.

  5. I loved it when Buck Dharma said he wanted to play in the Grateful Dead. I am a huge fan of them as well as Priest, Sabbath, Scorps Zeppelin Stones etc. Enough with drawing lines between types of music. If you are good your good. You either write good songs or you don’t . Cheers Buck!

  6. I was just wondering when Don gets his radio show? How is Jim in Boneyard? Does Sharon not know he is on TMS? All jokes aside, love your shows. I even dvr Trunk Nation so I can watch it after work. Keep p the good work, I wish TMS came on every Sat.!!

    1. Thanks! And I don’t care what channel my show is on as long as I do MY show and my audience follows, which thankfully they do! Jim called Sharon the C word to her face once at a roast, that must have done the trick…

      1. I love how you can have your show on a station called Hair Metal but you hate it when people use the term. Even though you call your show Trunk Nation, it still says Hair Nation for the channel on everyone’s radio. I know the story it was SiriusXM who put your show there and you had no choice.

  7. Eddie, I totally love your critique of the “hair metal” term. I am a musician who was making my living playing clubs throughout the 90’s and I can remember the day I heard ” Smelled Like Teen Spirit” and the world changed. Being a musician, I just heard a cool, new sound that I though would work well in our current set list (we were a cover band). But, I was quick to find out that those 2 worlds would not live together. The fans were really polarized about it, but we tried our best to blend the 2, playing Metallica right next to Nirvana and then some Hendrix. Great tunes are great tunes. Love the show man!! Love that you stand up for metal and good music.

  8. I hope they do play all of the TMS repeats, missing about 25 of the early ones, they’ve been replaying the same group of episodes for a while,I need that old stuff!!!

  9. Couldn’t agree more with the comment Mike posted regarding “hair metal”. I have zero problem and see Eddie’s point but its not entirely valid. Just as Mike said the bands of the era went out of their way to emphasize their hair. It got bigger and bigger and more exaggerated until the focus was no longer on the music but on the visual. They did do it to themselves as Mike said earlier. The bands that Eddie refers to in his rant that feel the term “hair metal” is a derogatory one are probably some of the same bands that went over the top with it: Cinderella, Poison, Ratt, and on and on. When times were great I’m sure they didn’t mind but as with all good things it had to come to an end. All in all though the true fans get it no matter what you call it…

  10. Buck was on Hear ‘n Aid!!! I’m not saying BOC are underrated but they don’t get much tv exposure, so this was a great TMS episode, in my opinion. Check out Iced Earth’s covers of Cities On Flame with Rock and Roll & Burnin’ For You.

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